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September 29th

1962 … The satellite Alouette 1 is launched. This event marks Canada’s entry into the space age. After the Soviet Union and the United States, Canada is the third country to design and build its own satellite. Over 10 years, Alouette 1 will produce more than 1 million images of the ionosphere.

1833 … King Ferdinand VII of Spain died, and his two-year-old daughter, Isabella II, was proclaimed queen.

1829 … 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.

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