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SEP 29, 2016   ۩  International Coffee Day; Victory of Boquerón Day (Paraguay); Inventors’ Day (Argentina) ● 480 BCE: In the Battle of Salamis the Greek fleet under Themistocles defeated the Persian fleet of Xerxes I ● 1758: Horatio Nelson, English admiral, was born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk ● 1786: Guadalupe Victoria, 1st president of Mexico, was born in Tamazula, Nueva Vizcaya ● 1829: The Metropolitan Police of London (later Met), Scotlang Yard, was founded ● 1885: The world’s  first practical public electric tramway was opened in Blackpool, England ● 1911: Italy declared war on the Ottoman Empire ● 1913: Rudolf Diesel, German engineer, invented the Diesel Engine, disappearded ● 1925: Léon Bourgeois, 64th prime minister of France, Nobel Prize laureate, died ● 1933: Samora Machel, 1st president of Mozambique, was born in Gaza Province ● 1936: Silvio Berlusconi, 50th prime minister of Italy, was born in Milan ● 1938: Wim Kok, prime minister of the Netherlands, was born in Bergambacht ● 1954: The convention establishing CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) was signed ● 1962: Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite, was launched ● 1971: Oman joined the Arab League ● 2001: Nguyen Van Thieu, president of South Vietnam. died ● 2008: The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history, following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual

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