What Happened on September 30th

Historical Events

  • 1520 Suleiman I (the Magnificent) succeeds his father Selam I as Sultan of Turkey (rules till 1566)
  • 1846 Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth
  • 1938 Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany
  • 1946 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg
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Did You Know?

Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)

On September 30th, 1659

Famous Weddings

  • 1939 Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding (28) weds analytic chemist Ann Brookfield
  • 1950 First Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew (27) weds lawyer Kwa Geok Choo (29) in Singapore
  • 1968 Jazz musician Miles Davis (42) weds singer Betty Mabry (23)
  • 1977 "Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom" author John Updike (45) weds Martha Bernhard
  • 1978 Actress Meryl Streep (29) weds sculptor Don Gummer (31) in Mason's Island, Connecticut

Famous Divorces

  • 1938 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (37) divorces pianist Lil Armstrong (40) after more than 14 years of marriage
  • 2010 "CSI: Miami" actor Eddie Cibrian (36) divorces actress Brandi Glanville (37) due to irreconcilable differences after eight years of marriage
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