On Sept. 29, 1982, Ex­traStrength Tylenol cap­sules laced with deadly cyanide claimed the first of seven vic­tims in the Chicago area. (To date, the case re­mains un­solved.)

On this date:

In 1789, the U.S. War De­part­ment es­tab­lished a reg­u­lar army with a strength of sev­eral hun­dred men.

In 1829, Lon­don's re­or­ga­nized po­lice force, which be­came known as Scot­land Yard, went on duty.

In 1902, Wil­liam Topaz McGon­a­gall, af­fec­tion­ately con­sid­ered Bri­tain's pos­si­bly worst-ever poet, died in Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land.

In 1910, the Na­tional Ur­ban League had its be­gin­nings in New York as The Com­mit­tee on Ur­ban Con­di­tions Among Ne­groes.

In 1938, 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.

In 1943, Gen­eral Dwight D. Eisen­hower and Ital­ian Mar­shal Pi­etro Badoglio signed an armistice aboard the Bri­tish ship HMS Nel­son off Malta.

In 1957, the San Fran­cis­cobound New York Gi­ants played their last game at the Polo Grounds, los­ing to the Pitts­burgh Pi­rates, 9-1. The Brook­lyn Dodgers played their last game be­fore mov­ing to Los An­ge­les, los­ing to the Phillies 2-1 in Philadel­phia.

In 1967, au­thor Car­son McCullers died in Ny­ack, New York, at age 50.

In 1977, the Billy Joel al­bum "The Stranger" was re­leased by Columbia Records.

In 1978, Pope John Paul I was found dead in his Vat­i­can apart­ment just over a month af­ter be­com­ing head of the Ro­man Catholic Church.

In 1987, Henry Ford II, long­time chair­man of Ford Mo­tor Co., died in Detroit at age 70.

In 2005, John G. Roberts Jr. was sworn in as the na­tion's 17th chief jus­tice af­ter win­ning Se­nate con­fir­ma­tion.

Ten years ago: Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush signed a bill to pre­vent a govern­ment shut­down, but lam­basted Democrats con­trol­ling Congress for send­ing him the stop­gap mea­sure while they con­tin­ued to work on more than a dozen spend­ing bills fund­ing the day-to-day op­er­a­tions of 15 Cab­i­net de­part­ments.

Five years ago: Omar Khadr, the last Western detainee held at the U.S. mil­i­tary prison in Guan­tanamo Bay, Cuba, re­turned to Canada af­ter a decade in cus­tody. For­mer New York Times pub­lisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger died at the age of 86.

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