September 29: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
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- 1907 - The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital. (Construction was later completed on the same day in 1990.)
- 1951 - The first live sporting event seen coast-to-coast in the United States, a college football game between Duke and the University of Pittsburgh, is televised on NBC.
- 1966 - The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.
- 1988 - Space Shuttle: NASA launches STS-26, the return to flight mission, after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
- 2004 - The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.
- Famous Birthdays: Pompey the Great (consul of Rome), Miguel de Cervantes (Spanish author), Tintoretto (Italian painter), Horatio Nelson (British admiral), Louis J. Weichmann (chief witness in the trial of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln)
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