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September 29: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 29

September 29th is officially Biscotti Day and World Heart Day.

We are now on the 272nd day of the year, congratulations for making it this far! There’s only 93 days left until next year.

People who were born on this day all share the Libra star sign.

September 29 in history has been an interesting day to say the least! Here you’re going to discover some important historical events, births and so much more right here!

Did you know that on this day in 1996, the Nintendo 64 gaming console was released in the US? It was initially named the “Nintendo Ultra 64” but was changed as Konami held a trademark for “Ultra Games.”

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 29th in history!

What Happened On September 29 In History?

2018

Kanye West tweeted that he had changed his name to Ye.

OTD in 2018: Kanye West tweeted that he had changed his name to Ye.
The tweet read, "The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE."
2010

Actor and actress Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller got engaged.

2004

At just 0.010AU from Earth, 4179 Toutatis became the closest asteroid to Earth in the last century.

Source NASA
1997

English singer-songwriter Robbie Williams released his debut solo album called “Life thru a Lens.”

1996

The Nintendo 64 gaming console was released in the US.

It was named after its 64-bit central processing unit and was the last major console that used game cartridges.
1985

Steven Spielberg’s American anthology series “Amazing Stories” aired for the first time on NBC-TV.

1979

John Paul II became the first pope to visit the Republic of Ireland.

OTD in 1979: John Paul II became the first pope to visit the Republic of Ireland.
Source Vatican
1954

The musical film “A Star is Born” with Judy Garland as the leading actress premiered at Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

OTD in 1954: The musical film "A Star is Born" with Judy Garland as the leading actress premiered at Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
1911

Italy declared war on the Ottoman Empire.

1829

The Metropolitan Police Service of London was founded.

1650

Henry Robinson opened the first dating agency in the world.

Robinson's Citizens Advice Bureau was the first of its kind, and not only did it match servants to those who needed them like an employment agency, but it also matchmade those who couldn't find love. Although matchmakers had been around for many years, this was the first business of the kind, and it is considered the first dating agency that was based in London.
1364

The Battle of Auray took place in the French town of Auray. The battle was between England and France, with the English winning.

Did you know that on this day, September 29th 1996, the Nintendo 64 gaming console was released in the US?