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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022

On Sept. 29, 2017, the U.S. State Department pulled all non-emergency staff from its embassy in Havana, Cuba, in connection to mysterious health issues.

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On September 29, 2017, the U.S. State Department pulled all non-emergency staff from its embassy in Havana, Cuba, in connection to mysterious health issues. File Photo courtesy U.S. Department of State | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/11b7a17579aa343fb7c20798ef8b0b74/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
On September 29, 2017, the U.S. State Department pulled all non-emergency staff from its embassy in Havana, Cuba, in connection to mysterious health issues. File Photo courtesy U.S. Department of State | License Photo

Today is Thursday, Sept. 29th, the 272nd day of 2022 with 93 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra. They include Spanish poet/novelist Miguel de Cervantes in 1547; Italian artist Caravaggio in 1571; author Elizabeth Gaskell in 1810; pioneer nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi in 1901; actor Greer Garson in 1904; singing movie cowboy Gene Autry in 1907; film director Michelangelo Antonioni in 1912; British writer Colin Dexter in 1930; actor Anita Ekberg in 1931; rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis in 1935 (age 87); former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in 1936 (age 86); actor Madeline Kahn in 1942; actor Ian McShane in 1942 (age 80); astronaut/ex-Sen./NASA Administrator Bill Nelson in 1942 (age 80); Polish leader/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa in 1943 (age 79); composer Mike Post in 1944 (age 78); TV personality Bryant Gumbel in 1948 (age 74); rock guitarist Mark Farner in 1948 (age 74); Olympic gold medal-winning runner Sebastian Coe in 1956 (age 66); comedian Andrew Dice Clay in 1957 (age 65); actor Chrissy Metz in 1980 (age 42); actor Zachary Levi in 1980 (age 42); musician Dallas Green in 1980 (age 42); actor Kelly McCreary in 1981 (age 41); NBA star Kevin Durant in 1988 (age 34); singer Halsey, born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, in 1994 (age 28).

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On this date in history:

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In 1789, the U.S. War Department organized the country's first standing army -- 700 soldiers who would serve for three years.

In 1923, Britain began to govern Palestine under a League of Nations mandate.

In 1936, in the U.S. presidential race between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Alf Landon, the Democratic and Republican parties used radio for the first time. FDR won re-election in a record vote in November.

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In 1941, the Babi Yar massacre of nearly 34,000 Jewish men, women and children began on the outskirts of Kiev in Nazi-occupied Ukraine.

In 1965, Communist North Vietnam announced that U.S. pilots taken prisoner would be tried as war criminals.

In 1988, Stacy Marie Allison, a construction worker from Portland, Ore., became the first American woman and the world's seventh to scale Mount Everest.

In 1992, Earvin "Magic" Johnson announced he was returning to the Los Angeles Lakers less than a year after he retired because he had the AIDS virus. A month later, Johnson announced his retirement for a second time.

In 2005, John Roberts Jr. easily won confirmation by the U.S. Senate and was sworn in as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He succeeded the late William Rehnquist.

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In 2011, a special court in India convicted 269 police officers and others for their roles in a 1992 raid on a small village that resulted in multiple rapes and beatings.

In 2017, the U.S. State Department pulled all non-emergency staff from its embassy in Havana, Cuba, in connection to mysterious health issues experienced by workers there. Dubbed "Havana syndrome," the mysterious symptoms were reported in multiple countries and there has yet to be an official cause.

In 2020, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden squared off in the first 2020 presidential debate. The candidates frequently talked over and insulted each other, prompting officials to change future debate formats.


A thought for the day: ""The proof of the pudding is the eating." -- Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes

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