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5 Fun Facts About September 29 In California History

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1. In 1602, Spanish explorer Sebastián Vizcaíno arrived at Monterey Bay on September 29, naming it "Bahía de los Pinos" (Bay of Pines).
2. On September 29, 1855, the California State Fair opened for the first time in San Francisco's Mission District, showcasing the state's agricultural and industrial products.
3. In 1916, the historic Filoli Estate in San Mateo County was purchased by businessman William Bowers Bourn II on September 29, starting its transformation into a grand country estate.
4. On September 29, 1959, the first section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled, featuring stars for celebrities such as Joanne Woodward, Burt Lancaster, and Paul Newman.
5. In 2008, the Chatsworth train collision occurred on September 29, killing 25 people and injuring 135 others when a Metrolink commuter train collided head-on with a Union Pacific freight train in Los Angeles.
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