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Today in history: Sept. 29In 1758, English...


Today in history: Sept. 29

In 1758, English Adm. Horatio Nelson was born in Burnham Thorpe.

In 1789, the U.S. War Department established a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.

In 1829, London's reorganized police force, which became known as Scotland Yard, went on duty.

In 1978, Pope John Paul I was found dead in his Vatican apartment a little more than a month after becoming head of the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1982, seven people in the Chicago area died after unwittingly taking Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules that had been laced with cyanide.

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