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This Day in History

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Australian History
1791  - George Vancouver formally claims southwestern Australia for Great Britain. [more]
World History
1829  - London's Metropolitan Police Service is established. [more]
1903  - Prussia becomes the first locality in the world to make driverís licences for automobiles compulsory. [more]
1916  - The New York Times reports that John D Rockefeller has become America's first billionaire. [more]
1939  - During WWII, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree to divide up Poland. [more]
1941  - The Babi Yar massacre, considered to be the largest single massacre in the history of the Holocaust, begins. [more]
2004  - The 4179 Toutatis/1989 AC asteroid passes within 4 lunar distances of Earth. [more]

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