Today in World War II History—Sept. 29, 1940 & 1945 POSTED: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by Sarah Sundin Hall of Transportation and Palace of Fine and Decorative Arts, Golden Gate International Exposition, Treasure Island, CA (Library of Congress) 80 Years Ago—Sept. 29, 1940: Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco closes (on Treasure Island). 75 Years Ago—Sept. 29, 1945: British troops land at Batavia, Java to combat Indonesian nationalists.