Historical Events on September 30

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  • 1199 Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate Guide of Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew
  • 1399 King Richard II of England abdicates
  • 1520 Suleiman I (the Magnificent) succeeds his father Selam I as Sultan of Turkey (rules till 1566)

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1544 King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1555 Bishop of Oxford Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic
  • 1619 Remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp
  • 1626 Battle between King Bethlen Gabor & Earl Mansfeld-Wallenstein ends
  • 1649 Last Swedish troops vacate Prague
  • 1659 Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe)
  • 1659 Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)
  • 1681 Netherlands & Sweden sign treaty
  • 1730 Duke Victor Amadeus XI of Savoye resigns
  • 1744 France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.
  • 1777 Continental Congress, flees to York, Pa, as British forces advance
  • 1787 1st US voyage around the world - Columbia leaves Boston

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1791 Mozart's opera "Magic Flute" premieres in Vienna

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1791 The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as incorruptible patriots.

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1805 Napoleon Bonaparte's army draws into the Rhine

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1808 Covent Garden Theatre Royal destroyed by fire

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1813 Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon Bolívar
  • 1818 Congress of Aken: Russia, Austria, Prussia, France & England
  • 1841 Samuel Slocum patented the stapler
  • 1846 Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth
  • 1857 US occupies Sand, Baker, Howland & Jarvis Is south of Hawaii
  • 1862 First Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri

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1862 Prussia Minister President Otto Von Bismarck's delivers his "Blood & Iron" speech

German Statesman Otto Von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto Von Bismarck
  • 1864 Battle of Preble's Farm VA (Poplar Springs Church)
  • 1864 Black soldiers given US Medal of Honor
  • 1867 Midway Islands formally declared a US possession
  • 1868 Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France
  • 1877 1st US amateur swim meet (NY Athletic Club)
  • 1878 1st Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawaii
  • 1878 Great Flood hits New Zealand's South Island
  • 1880 Henry Draper takes that 1st photograph of Orion Nebula
  • 1882 22nd British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 171 at St Andrews
  • 1885 Bechuanaland becomes a British protectorate
  • 1887 Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Five Orange Pips" (BG)
  • 1887 Volunteer (US) beats Thistle (Scotland) in 8th America's Cup
  • 1888 "Jack the Ripper" murders 2 more women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes, in Whitechapel, London
  • 1895 France proclaims a protectorate over Madagascar
  • 1898 City of NY established
  • 1903 New Gresham's School officially opened by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood.
  • 1904 White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
  • 1906 Real Academia Galega, Galician language biggest linguistic authority starts working in Havana.
  • 1907 Cards Ed Konetchy steals home twice & Joe Delahanty also steals home for record 3 steals of home (vs Boston)

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1908 Maurice Maeterlinck's "L'oiseau Blue" premieres in Moscow

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • 1915 Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
  • 1916 Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak
  • 1916 Eleftherios Venizelos announces he is forming a Provisional Government in Crete as an alternative to the one in Athens; he is determined to bring Greece into the war on the side of the Allies
  • 1919 Avery Hopwood's "Gold Diggers" premieres in NYC
  • 1919 Race riot at Elaine Arkansas
  • 1920 Time Square Theater opens at 217 W 42nd St NYC
  • 1922 Government of Alexandros Zaimis forms in Greece
  • 1922 Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1
  • 1923 Canton Bulldogs win 1st on way to 17-0 season
  • 1924 Allies stop checking on German navy
  • 1925 General Pangulos disbands Greek parliament
  • 1926 German/French/Belgian/Luxembourg steel cartel closes

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1927 Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1928 Le Sifflet publishes 1st precursor of Kuifje (Tintin)
  • 1928 Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium cycles record 76 mi 604 yds in 1 hr
  • 1929 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)
  • 1931 Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
  • 1933 Berlin/Hart/Heyman/Myers ballet "As Thousands Cheer," premieres in NYC
  • 1934 Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3
  • 1934 St Louis Card clinch pennant as Dizzy Dean wins his 30th of year
  • 1935 Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" premieres in Boston

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1935 The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by FDR

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1936 International Commission of Straits (Dardanelles & Bosphorus) ends
  • 1936 Pinewood Studios opens in Buckinghamshire England
  • 1937 6th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Southport & Ainsdale, England

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1938 Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939 1st televised college football game (Fordham vs Waynesburg at NYC)
  • 1939 41 U-boats sunk this month (153,000 ton)
  • 1939 Germany & Russia agree to partition Poland
  • 1939 White Sox reliever Clint Brown sets record of 61st relief appearance
  • 1939 Britain first evacuates citizens in anticipation of war.
  • 1940 47 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940 59 U-boats sunk this month (295,000 tons)
  • 1941 3,721 Jews are buried alive at Babi Yarravine (near Kiev) Ukraine
  • 1941 53 U-boats sunk this month (202,000 tons)
  • 1941 German assault on Moscow, Operation Typhoon, begins
  • 1942 98 U-boats sunk this month (485,000 tons)

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1942 Admiral Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • 1942 SS exterminates 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland in 6 week period
  • 1943 Pope Pius XII encyclical on Divine spirit
  • 1944 -Oct 1] Failed attack on German officers near Putten Neth
  • 1944 Calais reoccupied by Allies
  • 1944 Dutch General Mine Workers Union (ABWM) forms

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1945 Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins pennant for Tigers

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1945 Bourne End rail crash, Hertfordshire, England killed 43
  • 1946 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg

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1946 Joachim von Ribbentrop & Hermann Goering sentenced to death by Nuremberg trial

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1947 Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised
  • 1949 Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th HR & NL record 16th in September
  • 1950 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
  • 1950 Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time
  • 1950 WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 12th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 35-21 in College Park
  • 1953 Auguste/Jacques Piccard dives with bathosphere to 3150 m (record)

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1953 Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • 1953 Robert Anderson's "Tea & Sympathy" premieres in NYC
  • 1953 WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WMT (now KGAN) TV channel 2 in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA (CBS) begins
  • 1954 "Boy Friend" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 483 performances
  • 1954 USS Nautilus, 1st atomic-powered vessel (sub), commissioned by the US Navy
  • 1956 Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th HR
  • 1956 White Sox Jim Derrington, 16, is youngest to start a game (he loses)
  • 1957 French government of Mauroy resigns due to Algeria
  • 1957 WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 French Guinee becomes independent republic Guinea
  • 1958 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1960 Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show)
  • 1960 On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks "Goodbye Kids"
  • 1960 West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany
  • 1961 Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of all tea lost
  • 1962 A's Bill Fischer ends 84 1/3 consecutive innings pitched without a walk

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1962 JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1962 James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi
  • 1962 KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
  • 1962 NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1

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1962 Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.

Farm Labor Leader Cesar Chavez
Farm Labor Leader
Cesar Chavez
  • 1963 "Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1963 56th Postmaster General: John A Gronouski of Wis takes office
  • 1964 "Oh What a Lovely War" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 125 performances
  • 1965 Donovan's 1st US TV appearance (Shindig)
  • 1965 LA Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts
  • 1966 Botswana (formerly Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • 1966 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1967 BBC starts its own popular music radio station (Radio 1)
  • 1967 Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition)
  • 1967 USSR's Kosmos 186 & 188 complete 1st automatic docking
  • 1968 1st Boeing 747 rolls out
  • 1968 AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires
  • 1968 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational
  • 1968 Supremes release "Love Child"
  • 1969 Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant
  • 1970 New American Bible published
  • 1970 A Protestant man is shot and killed by Loyalists in Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1971 -11/6] Rome: 3rd bishop synod
  • 1971 Last Wash Senator home game, Yanks win career 5th forfeit game Yanks trailing 4-2 in 9th with 2 outs, fans rush field
  • 1971 Ian Paisley and Desmond Boal launch the [Ulster] Democratic Unionist Party
  • 1972 Passenger train derails killing 48 (Rust Stasie South Africa)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1972 Roberto Clemente is 11th to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 1973 3rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 2:57:07
  • 1973 4th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54
  • 1973 Mel Gray begins NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
  • 1973 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cameron Park Golf Open
  • 1973 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1973 Yanks close 50th year at Yankee Stadium losing 8-5, Ralph Houk resigns as manager
  • 1974 General Francisco da Costa Gomesz succeeds General António de Spínola as President of Portugal
  • 1975 5 drown in flash flood of sewer & water tunnel (Niagara Falls NY)
  • 1975 The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.
  • 1977 Dutch Antillean government-Evertsz resigns

Music releaseAlbum Release

1977 Ringo Starr releases "Ringo the 4th" album

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1977 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1977 Due to US budget cuts, the Apollo program's ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.
  • 1977 Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines
  • 1978 Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati
  • 1978 Phillies clinch NL East title
  • 1978 Cleveland, Houston, NY, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division title
  • 1979 Milwaukee Brewers lose 5-0 ending 213 straight games without a shutout
  • 1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • 1980 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1980 A's Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

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1980 Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1980 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980 Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
  • 1981 Last game at Minn's Metropolitan Stadium, lose to KC 5-2
  • 1981 Seoul, South Korea, is selected to host 1988 Summer Olympics
  • 1982 National railroad strike in Belgium
  • 1982 12th Commonwealth Games open in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1984 California Angels Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game
  • 1984 Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner
  • 1984 Browns set a team record for allowing most sacks (11), KC wins 10-6
  • 1984 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0
  • 1984 NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg
  • 1984 CBS' premiere of "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Landsbury

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1985 Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1986 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1986 US releases soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov
  • 1986 Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome, Italy.
  • 1987 Suriname constitution ratified
  • 1988 Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko retires as Soviet Foreign Minister
  • 1988 Dave Stieb loses 2nd consecutive no hitter bid with 2 outs in 9th
  • 1988 IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer
  • 1988 Louise Ritter, US, jumps 6'8" to win Olympic gold medal

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1988 Robin Givens & Mike Tyson appear on Barbara Walter's Show

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1988 LA Dodger Orel Herschiser breaks former Dodger Don Drysdale mark by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings
  • 1989 NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii & Ascension

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1989 Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1989 Senegambia separates back into Gambia & Senegal
  • 1989 Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title
  • 1989 West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher grants escaping East Germans free passage to the West in speech from West German embassy balcony in Prague
  • 1990 Chicago White Sox beat Seattle 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park
  • 1990 Pittsburgh Pirates wins NL East title

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1990 The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • 1991 Rev Jean Betrand Aristide ousted as president of Haiti