TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Sept. 29, 1789
The U.S. War Department established a regular army with the strength of several hundred men. ALSO ON THIS DATE
London’s reorganized police force, which became known as Scotland Yard, went on duty.
President Lyndon Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, creating the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with deadly cyanide claimed the first of seven victims in the Chicago area. (To date, the case remains unsolved.)