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This Day in History for September 29 – Historic Dow Drop and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1913 – Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the engine that bears his name, disappears from a steamship while traveling from Belgium to England (More info)

1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro goes on sale (More info)

1982 – The Tylenol murders begin when the first of seven individuals dies in metropolitan Chicago (More info)

1988 – The space shuttle Discovery, the first American staffed space flight since the Challenger disaster, launches (More info)

2008 – Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, the Dow falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history (More info)

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