Events in History on September 30

  • 1199 Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate Guide of Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew
  • 1399 King Richard II of England abdicates

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1520 Suleiman the Magnificent succeeds his father Selam I as Ottoman Sultan (rules till 1566)

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent

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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)
  • 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

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1791 The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as incorruptible patriots

Revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre
Revolutionary
Maximilien Robespierre

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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

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1813 Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón 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 American amateur astronomer Henry Draper takes the 1st ever photograph of the Orion Nebula
  • 1885 Bechuanaland becomes a British protectorate
  • 1887 Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Five Orange Pips" (BG)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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 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

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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 Germany & Russia agree to partition Poland
  • 1939 Britain first evacuates citizens in anticipation of war.
  • 1940 47 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1941 3,721 Jews are buried alive at Babi Yarravine (near Kiev) Ukraine
  • 1941 German assault on Moscow, Operation Typhoon, begins

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1942 Admiral Chester 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
  • 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
  • 1949 Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th HR & NL record 16th in September
  • 1949 American chemist Percy L. Julian at the Glidden Compnay announces an improved method for producing cortisone
  • 1950 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
  • 1950 Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time
  • 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
  • 1954 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned by the US Navy
  • 1957 French government of Mauroy resigns due to Algeria
  • 1958 French Guinee becomes independent republic Guinea
  • 1958 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 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

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

Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez
Civil Rights Activist
Cesar Chavez
  • 1963 56th Postmaster General: John A Gronouski of Wis takes office
  • 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 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
  • 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 Washington 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)
  • 1973 3rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 2:57:07
  • 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

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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

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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
  • 1982 National railroad strike in Belgium
  • 1982 12th Commonwealth Games open in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1984 Browns set a team record for allowing most sacks (11), KC wins 10-6
  • 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, is 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 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
  • 1989 Senegambia separates back into Gambia & Senegal
  • 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

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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

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1991 Jerry Springer's tabloid talk show "The Jerry Springer Show" debuts

Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
Jerry Springer
  • 1993 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed

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1993 US General Colin Powell retires at 56

General and US Secretary of State Colin Powell
General and US Secretary of State
Colin Powell
  • 1994 Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), launches into orbit
  • 1994 Sylvestre Ntibantunganya elected president of Burundi
  • 1994 Vladimir Meciars HZDDS wins Slovakia parliamentary election
  • 1995 Cleve Indian Albert Belle hits his 50th home run of season
  • 1997 Hooters agrees to pay $2 million in discrimination suits
  • 1997 Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 4
  • 1997 "Too Close" single released by Next (Billboard Song of the Year 1998)
  • 1999 Japan's worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tōkai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.
  • 2004 The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.
  • 2004 The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat retires.
  • 2005 The Parliament of Catalonia passes with 120 plus votes and 15 against, the Project of New Catalan Statute of Autonomy, proclaiming in its article 1, "Catalonia is a nation".
  • 2005 The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
  • 2006 the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Constitutional Act that proclaimed the new Constitution of Serbia.
  • 2012 Two opposition Venezuelan politicians are shot dead a week before the presidential election
  • 2012 Car bomb blasts kill at least 32 people across Iraq
  • 2012 Melbourne Storm defeat the Canterbury Bulldogs in the 2012 NRL Grand Final
  • 2013 54 people are killed by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq
  • 2014 A case of Ebola Virus reaches Dallas, Texas