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Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday, September 29, 2003

This week in history

Today

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

1988 The space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., marking America's return to manned space flight

following the Challenger disaster.

1995 The O.J. Simpson trial was sent to the jury.

Tuesday

1927 New York Yankee slugger Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season to break his own major-league record; it stood until Roger Maris of the Yankees hit 61 homers in 1961.

1955 Actor James Dean was killed in a two-car collision near Cholame, Calif.

1993 A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern India, killing an estimated 10,000 people.

Wednesday

1800 Spain ceded Louisiana to France in a secret treaty.

1908 Henry Ford introduced the Model T automobile to the market; each car cost $825.

1971 Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Fla.

1996 A federal grand jury indicted Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski in the 1994 mail bomb slaying of an ad executive.

Thursday

1835 The first battle of the Texas Revolution took place as American settlers defeated a Mexican cavalry near the Guadalupe River.

1869 Political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India.

1950 The comic strip "Peanuts," by Charles M. Schulz, was first published in nine

newspapers.

Friday

1863 President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.

1990 West Germany and East Germany ended 45 years of postwar division, declaring the creation of a new unified country.

1995 A jury found ex-football player O.J. Simpson innocent of murder in the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman. Simpson was later found liable in a civil proceeding.

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