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On This Day — September 29

'El Nino' Madrid Premiere

September 29th is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 93 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).

On this day in history:

1227 – Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, is excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX for his failure to participate in the Crusades.

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

1829 – The Metropolitan Police of London, later also known as the Met, is founded.

1938 – The Munich Agreement between Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Italy settles the Sudetenland dispute in Germany’s favor. The Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia are not invited.

1960 – Nikita Khrushchev, leader of Soviet Union, disrupts a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with a number of angry outbursts.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Singer Halsey turns 22

Singer-Songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis turns 81

Chuck Star Zachary Levi turns 36

Pirates of the Caribbean Actor Ian McShane turns 74

Baywatch Actress Erik Eleniak turns 47

Happy Birthday to all September 29th babies!

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