29 September It Happened Today

1518  Birth of Italian painter Tintoretto.

1547  Birth of Spanish playwright Miguel de Cervantes.

1758  Birth of English naval commander Horatio Nelson.

1907  Birth of American cowboy actor Gene Autry.

1914  Birth of American film producer and director Stanley Kramer.

1935 Birth of American musician Jerry Lee Lewis.

1938 The Munich Peace Conference begins, attended by British and French prime ministers, Chamberlain and Daladier, and the Italian and German dictators, Mussolini and Hitler.

1941  Nazi death squads start the massacre of 30000 Jews at Babi Yar near Kiev.

1976  Great Britain asks the International Monetary Fund for a loan of $3.9billion.

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