TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Sept. 29, 1982
Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with deadly cyanide claimed the first of seven victims in the Chicago area.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1789
The U.S. War Department established a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.
London’s reorganized police force, which became known as Scotland Yard, went on duty.
William Topaz McGonagall, affectionately considered Britain’s possibly worst-ever poet, died in Edinburgh, Scotland.
British, French, German and Italian leaders concluded the Munich Agreement, which was aimed at appeasing Adolf Hitler by allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland.