Thursday, September 29, 2011

29th of September

Today is the 272nd day of the year, with only 93 days remaining.

480 BC - During the Battle of Salamis, The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.

1789 AD - The United States Department of War first establishes a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.

1789 - The first United States Congress adjourns.

1864 - The Battle of Chaffin's Farm is fought during the War of Secesssion.

1907 - The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital.

1916 - John D. Rockefeller becomes the second billionaire.

1943 - General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Peitro Badoglio sign an armistice aboard the Royal Navy battleship HMS Nelson, off the coast of Malta.

1951 - The first live sporting event seen coast-to-coast in the U.S., is a college football game between Duke and the University of Pittsburgh, is televised on NBC.

1966 - The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.

1990 - The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.

2008 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history.

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