What Happened on September 30

Significant Events

  • 1520 Suleiman the Magnificent succeeds his father Selam I as Ottoman Sultan (rules till 1566)
  • 1846 Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth
  • 1862 Prussia Minister President Otto von Bismarck's delivers his "Blood & Iron" speech
  • 1938 Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, 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 30, 1659

Would You Believe?

"The Flintstones" the first animated sitcom created by Hanna-Barbera premieres on ABC in the US

On September 30, 1960

Famous Weddings

  • 1932 Actor and director Ray Milland (27) weds Muriel Frances Weber
  • 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

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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