Events on Sep 29

  • 0219Batavian soldiers consecrate altar on Hercules Magusanus Rome
  • 0235St. Pontianus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0440Pope Leo I the Great, installed
  • 0855Benedict III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1066William the Conqueror invade England
  • 1187Saladins army marches into Jerusalem
  • 1227Pope Gregory IX excommunicate German Emperor Frederik II
  • 1349People of Krems Austria accuse Jews of poisoning wells
  • 1364Battle of Auray, English forces defeat French at Brittany
  • 1521Turkish troops occupy Belgrade
  • 1564Robert Dudley becomes Earl of Leicester
  • 1567War of Religion - Huguenots try to kidnap King Charles IX
  • 1608Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists
  • 16502nd Fronde-uprising ends
  • 1650Henry Robinson opens 1st Marriage Bureau (England)
  • 1678France and Brandenburg signs peace treaty
  • 1785Chasidic sect is excommunicated in Cracow Poland
  • 17891st Congress adjourns
  • 1789US War Department established a regular army
  • 1793Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine
  • 1815King Willem I forms Order of Dutch Lion
  • 18491st passenger train service to Peekskill New York (New Haven Railroad)
  • 1853Emigrant ship "Annie Jane" sinks off Scotland, drowning 348
  • 1859Great auroral display in US
  • 1863Opera "Pescatori di Perle" is produced (Paris)
  • 1864Battle of Waynesboro and New Market Heights, Virginia
  • 1872"3 Fingers" Mackenzie destroys Kwahadi-Commanche village
  • 1872Kiowa-chief Lone Wolf captures Satanta and Big Tree
  • 1875US-Spanish relations decline in wake of Cuban rebellion
  • 1879NL owners meeting in Buffalo adopt reserve clause, giving each team exclusive rights to their players

Born on Sep 29

  • 1402Ferdinand [the Saint]: Portuguese slave of Fez / Saint
  • 1511Michael Servetus: Spain -- Physician (Christianism Rostituta)
  • 1518Tintoretto: Italian painter
  • 1561Roomen: Mathematician
  • 1583Johan VIII [the Younger]: Count of Nassau-Siegen / Field Marshal
  • 1620John L Baron of Elderen: 63rd Prince-Bishop of Luik (1688-94)
  • 1640Antoine Coyzevox: French sculptor, baptized
  • 1654Vincenz Lubeck: Composer
  • 1674Jacques Hotteterre: Composer
  • 1714Peter A van de Parra: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1761-75)
  • 1718Nikita I Panin: Russian Earl / diplomat (plot against Peter III)
  • 1727Henry Harington: Composer
  • 1746Ernst Ludwig Gerber: Composer
  • 1753Johann Gottfried Schict: Composer
  • 1758Horatio Nelson: Burnham Thorpe, England -- Naval hero (Trafalgar)
  • 1794William Michael Rooke: Composer
  • 1810Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell: London, England -- Novelist
  • 1812Gopel: Mathematician
  • 1815Andreas Aschenbach: German painter / engraver
  • 1829Bradley Tyler Johnson: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1903
  • 1829Giles Alexander Smith: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1876
  • 1830John Parker Hawkins: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1914
  • 1831John McAlister Schofield: Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1838Henry Hobson Richardson: St. James, Louisiana -- Romanesque revival architect
  • 1848Caroline Ardelia Yale: United States -- Educated deaf
  • 1849Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal: Composer
  • 1854Martin Pluddemann: Composer
  • 1855Michele Esposito: Composer
  • 1857Conrad T van Deventer: Lawyer / 2nd-Member of parliament
  • 1858Leopoldo Mugnone: Composer

Died on Sep 29

  • 0855Lotharius I: Romanian-French Emperor (signed Treaty of Verdun)
  • 1560Gustaaf I: King of Sweden (1523-60)
  • 1575Charles de Boisot: Water beggar, dies in battle at about 45
  • 1598Floris I van Pallandt: Earl of Culemborg, dies at about 61
  • 1619John Lippershey: Inventor of telescope, buried
  • 1800Michael Dennis: Jesuit / author, dies at 71
  • 1800William Billings: US Composer (Rose of Sharon), dies at 53
  • 1833Ferdinand VII MF: King of Spain
  • 1862William "Bull" Nelson: Union General Major, murdered at 38
  • 1864Hiram Burnham: US Union Colonel (Chancellorsville), dies in battle
  • 1902Iosif Ivanovici: Composer
  • 1904Niels Ryberg Finnen: Danish Physician (Nobel 1903)
  • 1908Joaquim M Machado de Assis: Brazil writer (Dom Casmurro), dies at 69
  • 1913Rudolph C K Diesel: German constructer (Diesel Motor), dies at 55
  • 1914Jean Bouin: French marathoner (1912 Olympics - Silver Medalist), dies in battle
  • 1915Luther Orlando Emerson: Composer, dies at 95
  • 1915Rudi Stephan: Composer, dies at 28
  • 1925E Runar Schildt: Finnish writer (Galgmannen), dies at 36
  • 1927Willem Einthoven: Dutch physiologist (Nobel-1924), dies at 67
  • 1928Arnold Kent
  • 1928Lido Manetti
  • 1928Steinitz: Mathematician
  • 1929Giitji Tanaka: Japanese Baron / General / Premier (1927-29), dies at 66
  • 1933Margaret Talmadge
  • 1937Ray Ewry: Jumper (1900, 04, 06, 08 Olympics - 10 Gold Medals), dies at 63
  • 1939Dickstein: Mathematician
  • 1941Friedrich Angel: German Mathematician (group theory), dies at 79
  • 1950Balthazar H Verhagen: Neth / South African dramatist / writer
  • 1951Bradley Barker
  • 1958Aare Merikanto: Composer, dies at 65

Historical events on September 30

  • 1199Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate Guide of Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew
  • 1399King Richard II of England abdicates throne
  • 1544King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France
  • 1555Oxford Bishop Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic
  • 1619Remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp
  • 1649Last Swedish troops vacate Prague
  • 1659Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)
  • 1659Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Defoe)
  • 1681Netherlands and Sweden sign treaty
  • 1730Duke Victor Amadeus XI of Savoye resigns
  • 1777Congress, flees to York Pa, as British forces advance
  • 17871st US voyage around the world - Columbia leaves Boston
  • 1805Napoleons army draws into the Rhine
  • 1808Covent Garden Theatre Royal destroyed by fire
  • 1818Congress of Aken: Russia, Austria, Prussia, France and England
  • 1841Samuel Slocum patented the stapler
  • 1846Anesthetic ether used for 1st time (Dr Wm Morton extracts a tooth)
  • 1857US occupies Sand, Baker, Howland and Jarvis Is south of Hawaii
  • 1862Battle of Newtonia, Mississippi
  • 1864Black Soldiers given Medal of Honor
  • 1867Midway Islands formally declared a US possession
  • 18771st US amateur swim meet (NY Athletic Club)
  • 18781st Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawaii
  • 1880Henry Draper takes that 1st photograph of Orion Nebula
  • 1885Bechuanaland becomes a British protectorate
  • 1887Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Five Orange Pips" (BG)
  • 1888"Jack the Ripper" butchers 2 more women, Liz Stride and Kate Eddowes
  • 1895France proclaims a protectorate over Madagascar
  • 1898City of New York established
  • 1904White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days

Born on September 30

  • 1622Johann Sebastiani: Composer
  • 1627Robinson Crusoe: Fictional character according to Daniel Defoe
  • 1685Gunther Jacob Wenceslaus: Composer
  • 1743Jeronymo Francisco de Lima: Composer
  • 1752Justin Heinrich Knecht: Composer
  • 1805Samuel Peter Heintzelman: Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1808Lambertus GC Ledeboer: Dutch vicar (Folies-old Calvinist communities)
  • 1824Peter Milne: Composer
  • 1827Carlo A Alfieri: Italian MP (Liberal)
  • 1827Kenner Garrard: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1879
  • 1832Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts: British Gov of Natal (Ireland-Boer war)
  • 1833Ferdinand von Saar: Writer
  • 1840Johan Severin Svendsen: Composer
  • 1847Wilhelmina E Drucker [Lensing]: Dutch feminist
  • 1852Charles Villiers Stanford: Irish Organist / composer
  • 1856Andrejs Jurjans: Composer
  • 1857Hermann Sudermann: German writer (Honor, That Ehre, Frau Sorge)
  • 1862Georgy Eduardovich Konyus: Composer
  • 1863Reinhard Scheer: German Admiral (WWI)
  • 1870Jean Perrin: France -- Physicist, studied Brownian motion (Nobel 1926)
  • 1871John Fabricius: Netherlands -- English stageauthor (Ring of Prophet)
  • 1871Ruben Mattias Liljefors: Composer
  • 1876Katherine Griffith: San Francisco, California -- Actress (Pollyanna, Fast Company)
  • 1879Ernst Isler: Composer
  • 1879Henry Casadesus: Composer
  • 1882George Bancroft: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Actor (Underworld) / Wife of Octavia Brooke
  • 1894Dirk J Bush: Dutch / US mathematician (Concise History of Mathematics)
  • 1897Lil Dagover [Marta-Maria Lillits]: Pati Java, Indonesia -- Actress (Spiders)
  • 1898Felix Kersten: Baltic-German / Finnish masseuse (Heinrich Himmler)
  • 1898Johannes Rontgen: Composer

Died on September 30

  • 1351Muso Soseki: Zen teacher / Rinzai line / head of Nanzenji, dies in Japan
  • 1572Francisco Borgia: Theologist / saint, dies at 61
  • 1612Ercole Bottrigari: Composer, dies at 81
  • 1630John Billington: Murderer, 1st American execution, hanged
  • 1712Johann Michael Zacher: Composer, dies at 61
  • 1716Heinrich Georg Neuss: Composer, dies at 62
  • 1755Francesco Durante: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1803Charles Broche: Composer, dies at 51
  • 1811Thomas Percy: English Bishop of Dromore, dies at 82
  • 1819Nicolas Roze: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1862Isaac Peace Rodman: Banker / Union Brigadier General, dies of injury at about 40
  • 1884Louis Lacombe: Composer, dies at 65
  • 1885Maria J Small-Gartmann: Actress, dies at 60
  • 1888Catherine Eddowes: English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
  • 1888Elizabeth Stride: Long Liz, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
  • 1904Sigurd Lie: Composer, dies at 33
  • 1912Mary Frances Allitsen: Composer, dies at 63
  • 1921Oskar Panizza: Writer, dies at 77
  • 1922Paul Barth: German philosopher / sociologist, dies at 64
  • 1929Charles E Bonin: French explorer / diplomat (China)
  • 1940Walter Kollo: Composer, dies at 62
  • 1952Waldorf Astor: House of Lords and Commons / owner of Observer
  • 1955James Dean: Actor (Rebel Without a Cause), dies in car crash at 24
  • 1958Niels Bjerrum: Danish chemist (ph-stipulation), dies at 79
  • 1959John H Kliegl: Developer of Klieg light, dies at 89
  • 1959Taylor Holmes: Actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 81
  • 1960Harry St John Philby [sheik Abdullah]: British explorer
  • 1963Arnold Foster: Composer, dies at 66
  • 1965E[dward] E[lmer] "Doc" Smith: Sci-fi Author (Triplanetary), dies at 75
  • 1970Patrick Aherne: Actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay), dies at 69