Today is Friday, September 29, 2017.
1547 Miguel de Cervantes
1561 A. van Roomen --1615
1755 Robert, Lord Clive, founder of British empire in India
1758 Adm Horatio Nelson, British naval hero at Trafalgar
1812 A. G”pel --1847
1895 Joseph Rhine, parapsychologist
1901 Enrico Fermi, physicist, gone fission.
1908 Greer Garson
1912 Gene Autry, singing cowpoke.
1913 Stanley Kramer
1931 Anita Ekberg
1935 Jerry Lee Lewis
1942 Madeline Kahn
1943 Lech Walesa, leader of Polish Solidarity movement (Nobel 1983)
1948 Bryant Gumbel
Michaelmas (Feast of St Michael), quarter day in medieval England
1829 Scotland Yard formed in London
1859 Spectacular auroral display visible over most of the US
1923 Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park opens to public.
1977 Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into earth orbit
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