September 29th History

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522 BC Darius I of Persia kills Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire

480 BC Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I

1567 War of Religion breaks out in France – Huguenots try to kidnap King Charles IX

1829 The first units of the London Metropolitan Police appear on the streets of the British capital

2008 Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, its largest single-day point loss, following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual

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