AP Highlight in History: On Sept. 29, 2008, the Dow Jones industrial average fell a record 777.68 points after the House defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue plan for the nation's financial system.
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The U.S. War Department established a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.
Allied forces scored a decisive breakthrough on the Hindenburg Line during World War I.
New York Giants centerfielder Willie Mays made a running catch with his back to home plate on a 450-foot blast by Cleveland Indians batter Vic Wertz in Game 1 of the World Series.
Sportscaster Jack Brickhouse makes the call
Baseball's New York Giants played their last game at the Polo Grounds before moving to San Francisco for the next season.
Pope John Paul I was found dead in his Vatican apartment a little more than one month after becoming head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Israeli riot police stormed a major Jerusalem shrine and opened fire on stone-throwing Muslim worshippers, killing four Palestinians and wounding 175.
John Roberts was sworn in as the nation's 17th chief justice.