September 29

This Day in History

1979

Pope Speaks in Ireland

In his first visit to Ireland, Pope John Paul II addresses a crowd of more than one million in Dublin and makes an impassioned plea for an end to violence between Catholics and Protestants in Northern … (more...)

1916

Rockefeller Becomes World’s First Billionare

John Davison Rockefeller, industrialist, philanthropist, and founder of The Standard Oil Company became the world’s first billionaire on this day in 1916. Rockefeller was born on a modest farm in … (more...)

1187

Saladin Marches Into Jerusalem

After more than a week of laying siege to perhaps the most contested city in the world, Muslim military commander of the Crusades, Sultan Saladin Yusuf ibn Ayyub marched into Jerusalem on this day in … (more...)