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This Day in History – September 29

1789 – US War Department establishes a regular army.

1849 – 1st passenger train service to Peekskill, NY (New Haven Railroad).

1875 – US-Spanish relations decline in wake of Cuban rebellion.

1902 – Impresario David Belasco opens his 1st Broadway theater.

1907 – Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral.

1915 – Hurricane claims 275 in Mississippi Delta.

1916 – American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller becomes the world’s first billionaire.

1920 – Joseph Horn Company in Pittsburgh sells radios for $10.

1927 – Telephone service begins between US & Mexico.

1935 – 5th Ryder Cup: US wins, 9-3 at Ridgewood Country Club (Ridgewood, New Jersey, US).

1945 – Chicago Cubs clinch NL pennant with record of 98-56.

1949 – “Inside USA with Chevrolet” debuts on CBS-TV.

1953 – Milton Berle Show premieres.

1962 – “Ally Cat” by Bent Fabric & His Piano peaks at #7.

1962 – “Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show” debuts on ABC-TV.

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

1977 – James Brown’s band walks out claiming they were underpaid & overworked.

1988 – Union Station reopens in Washington, DC.

1990 – Washington’s National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years.

1996 – Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan).

2008 – Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, its largest single-day point loss, following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual.

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