Sunday, September 29, 2013
1791 - George Vancouver formally claims southwestern Australia for Great Britain.
1829 - London's Metropolitan Police Service is established.
1903 - Prussia becomes the first locality in the world to make driver’s licences for automobiles compulsory.
1916 - The New York Times reports that John D Rockefeller has become America's first billionaire.
1939 - During WWII, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree to divide up Poland.
1941 - The Babi Yar massacre, considered to be the largest single massacre in the history of the Holocaust, begins.
2004 - The 4179 Toutatis/1989 AC asteroid passes within 4 lunar distances of Earth.