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September 29, British mandate in Palestine

British mandate in Palestine
Set in motion by the Balfour Declaration of 1917, the British mandate for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine was finally approved by the Council of the League of Nations and came into force this day in 1923.
 

Tom Bradley

Thomas Bradley died September 29, 1998 in Los Angeles. He was elected the first African American Mayor of Los Angeles, California on May 29, 1973. Bradley served for twenty years which is longer than any other mayor of the city.

 

Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley meets with Rodolfo Escalera (Crop)
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley
Born the son of sharecroppers and the grandson of a slave in Calvert, Texas on December 29, 1917, Bradley later became one of the most successful politicians of the 20th century. He joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1941 and retired as a Lieutenant.  He became an attorney after retiring from the police department prior to entering politics.  As mayor Bradley was instrumental in much of Los Angeles’s growth and it’s hosting of the 1984 Summer Olympics.  Los Angeles became the nation’s second most populated city under his administration. Upon retiring from Mayor in 1993, Bradley ran unsuccessful campaigns for Governor of California in 1982 and 1986.  Bradley was married to Ethel Arnold.

 

 

Events On This Day

2005
John G. Roberts, Jr.: swearing-in ceremony
American jurist John G. Roberts, Jr., was sworn in as the 17th chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Paul Morse/The White House
1988
Discovery liftoff, 1985
Discovery was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, marking a resumption of NASA's space shuttle program, which had been suspended following the Challenger explosion in 1986.
Johnson Space Center/NASA
1961
Julia Gillard
Julia Gillard, who in 2010 became Australia's first female prime minister, was born in Wales.
 
1938
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The American harness racehorse Greyhound, widely considered the greatest trotter to ever have raced, established a trotting record for 1 mile in 1:551/4 (it was broken in 1969).
1938
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Poland demanded the cession of Teschen, a rich region that had been contested and then divided between Poland and Czechoslovakia following World War I.
1918
Georg, count von Hertling
German Chancellor Georg von Hertling tendered his resignation on the day of the Bulgarian armistice and the British attack of the Western Front during World War I.
Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin
1906
Tomás Estrada Palma
The United States occupied Cuba after the rebellion surrounding the reelection of Tomás Estrada Palma.
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (Digital File Number: cph 3b21821)
1833
Isabella II
King Ferdinand VII of Spain died, and his two-year-old daughter, Isabella II, was proclaimed queen.
© Photos.com/Thinkstock
1829
women's suffrage: Buckingham Palace demonstration, 1914
Through the efforts of Robert Peel, England's first professional police force, London's Metropolitan Police (often called Scotland Yard), was founded; it became a model for future police departments in various other countries, including the United States.
Topical Press Agency—Hulton Archive/Getty Images
642
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Arab General ʿAmr ibn al-ʿĀṣ marched into Alexandria, and the Arab conquest of Egypt, which had begun with an invasion three years earlier, ended in peaceful capitulation.
 
 
 

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