The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)
TODAY IN HISTORY
WEDNESDAY SEP 29, 2021
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.
Allied forces began their decisive breakthrough of the Hindenburg Line during World War I.
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.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio signed an armistice aboard the British ship HMS Nelson off Malta.
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.
Pope John Paul I was found dead in his Vatican apartment just over a month after becoming head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Extra-strength Tylenol capsules laced with deadly cyanide claimed the first of seven victims in the Chicago area.
The Soviet Union released Nicholas Daniloff, an American journalist confined on spying charges.
Israeli riot police stormed a major Jerusalem shrine and opened fire on stone-throwing Muslim worshippers, killing four Palestinians and wounding 175.
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.
John G. Roberts Jr. was sworn in as the nation’s 17th chief justice after winning Senate confirmation.