ON THIS DAY

...Septem­ber 29

Swazi Observer - - FEATURES & OPINION -

1957 - The New York Gi­ants played their last game at the Polo Grounds. The next year the Gi­ants were in San Francisco, CA. 1960 - "My Three Sons" de­buted on ABC-TV.

1962 - US Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy na­tion­alised the Mis­sis­sippi Na­tional guard in response to city of­fi­cials de­fy­ing fed­eral court or­ders. The or­ders had been to en­roll James Mered­ith at the Univer­sity of Mis­sis­sippi. 1963 - "My Fa­vorite Mar­tian" pre­miered on CBSTV. 1963 - "The Judy Garland Show" pre­miered on CBS-TV. 1967 - The In­ter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund re­formed mon­e­tary sys­tems around the world.

1977 - Eva Shain be­came the first woman to of­fi­ci­ate a heavy­weight ti­tle box­ing match. About 70 mil­lion peo­ple watched Muham­mad Ali de­feat Ernie Shavers on NBC-TV.

1982 - In Chicago, IL, seven peo­ple died after tak­ing cap­sules of Ex­tra-Strength Tylenol that had been laced with cyanide. 264 000 bot­tles were re­called.

1983 - The War Pow­ers Act was used for the first time by the US Congress when they au­tho­rized Pres­i­dent Rea­gan to keep US Marines in Le­banon for 18 more months. 1983 - "A Cho­rus Line" with per­for­mance num­ber 3 389 be­came the long­est run­ning show on Broad­way.

1984 - Ir­ish of­fi­cials an­nounced that they had in­ter­cepted the Marita Anne car­ry­ing seven tons of US-purchased weapons. The weapons were in­tended for the Ir­ish Repub­li­can Army.

1984 - El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor was voted to be the world's most beau­ti­ful woman in a Louis Har­ris poll. Tay­lor was at the time in the Betty Ford Clinic over­com­ing a weight prob­lem. 1986 - Mary Lou Ret­ton an­nounced that she was quit­ting gym­nas­tics.

1988 - The space shut­tle Dis­cov­ery took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida. It was the first manned space flight since the Chal­lenger dis­as­ter. 1990 - "Mil­lie's Book" by First Lady Bar­bara Bush was the best-selling non-fic­tion book in the US

1992 - Magic John­son an­nounced that he was re­turn­ing to pro­fes­sional bas­ket­ball. The come­back ended the fol­low­ing Novem­ber. 1992 - Brazil­ian law­mak­ers over­whelm­ingly voted to im­peach Pres­i­dent Fer­nando Col­lor de Mello.

1993 - Bos­nia's Par­lia­ment voted over­whelm­ingly to re­ject an in­ter­na­tional peace plan un­less Bos­nian Serbs re­turned land that had been taken by force.

1994 - The US House voted to end the prac­tice of lob­by­ist buy­ing meals and en­ter­tain­ment for mem­bers of Congress. 1998 - Has­bro an­nounced plans to in­tro­duce an ac­tion fig­ure of re­tired US Gen­eral Colin Pow­ell.

2008 - The Dow In­dus­trial Aver­age lost 777 points. It was the largest one-day de­cline to date. The drop came after the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives had voted down a $700 bil­lion bank bailout plan. 2010 - In China, Canton Tower be­came op­er­a­tional.

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