The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)

TODAY IN HISTORY

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WEDNESDAY SEP 29, 2021

1789

The U.S. War Department establishe­d a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.

1829

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

1918

Allied forces began their decisive breakthrou­gh of the Hindenburg Line during World War I.

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.

1943

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

1962

Canada joined the space age as it launched the Alouette 1 satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The musical “My Fair Lady” closed on Broadway after 2,717 performanc­es.

1978

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

1982

Extra-strength Tylenol capsules laced with deadly cyanide claimed the first of seven victims in the Chicago area.

1986

The Soviet Union released Nicholas Daniloff, an American journalist confined on spying charges.

2000

Israeli riot police stormed a major Jerusalem shrine and opened fire on stone-throwing Muslim worshipper­s, killing four Palestinia­ns and wounding 175.

2001

President George W. Bush condemned Afghanista­n’s Taliban rulers for harboring Osama bin Laden and his followers as the United States pressed its military and diplomatic campaign against terror.

2005

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

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