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What happened on September 30
- September 30, 1399 Henry IV is proclaimed King of England.
- September 30, 1452 "First book published, Johann Guttenberg's Bible"
- September 30, 1630 "First execution in America-J Billington hanged in Plymouth, MA"
- September 30, 1659 Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during Creligious services
- September 30, 1659 Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Defoe)
- September 30, 1744 France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.
- September 30, 1777 "Congress, flees to York Pa, as British forces advance"
- September 30, 1781 American War of Independence: The French defeat the British at the Battle of Chesapeake Capes.
- September 30, 1791 "Mozart's opera ""The Magic Flute"" premiers in Vienna"
- September 30, 1791 "The Magic Flute, the last opera composed by Mozart premiered at Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria."
- September 30, 1809 The Treaty of Fort Wayne negotiated by Gen William Henry Harrison obtains 3 million acres of Indiana Territory Indian land on the Wabash River for the United States
- September 30, 1813 Battle of Brbula: Simn Bolvar defeats Santiago Bobadilla.
- September 30, 1813 Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla.
- September 30, 1846 Anesthetic ether used for first time (Dr Wm Morton extracts a tooth)
- September 30, 1857 "US occupies Sand, Baker, Howland and Jarvis Is. south of Hawaii"
- September 30, 1860 "Britain's first tram service begins in Birkenhead, Merseyside."
- September 30, 1867 Midway Islands formally declared a US possession
- September 30, 1877 First US amateur swim meet (NY Athletic Club)
- September 30, 1878 First Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawaii
- September 30, 1880 Henry Draper takes that first photograph of the Orion Nebula
- September 30, 1882 "The world's first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States."
- September 30, 1885 Bechuanaland becomes a British protectorate
- September 30, 1887 Volunteer (US) beats Thistle (Scotland) in 8th America's Cup
- September 30, 1895 Madagascar becomes a French protectorate.
- September 30, 1901 Hubert Cecil Booth patents the vacuum cleaner.
- September 30, 1903 New Gresham's School officially opened by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood.
- September 30, 1906 "Real Academia Galega, Galician language biggest linguistic authority starts working in Havana."
- September 30, 1918 "Lance Corporal E A Corey, a stretcher bearer with the 55th Battalion, wins a third bar to his Military Medal, first won on 15may1917 The winning of four Military Medals is a unique feat in the Australian Army or any other Commonwealth service"
- September 30, 1918 "Prv. James Crichton, 2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, won the Victoria Cross at Crevecoeur, France"
- September 30, 1929 First manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)
- September 30, 1931 "Start of ""Die Voortrekkers"" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa."
- September 30, 1935 "Gershwin's ""Porgy and Bess"" premiers in Boston"
- September 30, 1935 "The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated."
- September 30, 1936 Intl Commission of the Straits (Dardanelles and Bosphorus) ends
- September 30, 1938 "At 2:00 am, Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign the Munich Agreement, allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia."
- September 30, 1938 Munich Agreement-forced Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany
- September 30, 1939 Britain first evacuates citizens in anticipation of war.
- September 30, 1939 First televised college football game (Fordham vs Waynesburg at NYC)
- September 30, 1939 General Wadysaw Sikorski becomes commander-in-chief of the Polish Government in exile.
- September 30, 1939 General Wladyslaw Sikorski becomes commander-in-chief of the Polish Government in exile.
- September 30, 1939 Germany and Russia agree to partition Poland
- September 30, 1941 "3,721 Jews are buried alive at Babi Yar ravine (near Kiev) Ukraine"
- September 30, 1944 Calais reoccupied by Allies
- September 30, 1946 "22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg, Von Ribbentrop & Goering sentenced to death by Nuremberg trial"
- September 30, 1947 The Islamic Republic of Pakistan joins the United Nations.
- September 30, 1947 "The World Series, featuring New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time."
- September 30, 1949 "Berlin Airlift ends after 277,000 flights"
- September 30, 1950 First congress of Internat'l Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
- September 30, 1954 "First atomic-powered vessel, submarine Nautilus launched"
- September 30, 1955 "Film icon James Dean dies in a road accident, at age 24."
- September 30, 1960 Flintstones premiers (1st prime time animation show)
- September 30, 1960 "On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks ""Goodbye Kids"""
- September 30, 1960 The Flintstones made their debut on primetime.
- September 30, 1962 "James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation."
- September 30, 1962 James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi
- September 30, 1962 "Last episodes of Suspense and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar broadcast on CBS Radio, marking the end of The Golden Age of Radio."
- September 30, 1962 Mexican-American labor leader Csar Chvez founds the United Farm Workers.
- September 30, 1965 "General Suharto rises to power after an alleged coup by the Communist Party of Indonesia. In response, Suharto and his army massacre over a million of Indonesian suspected as communists."
- September 30, 1965 Number one hit on UK music charts - Ken Dodd - Tears
- September 30, 1966 Botswana (Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day)
- September 30, 1966 "The British protectorate of Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana. Seretse Khama takes office as the first President."
- September 30, 1967 BBC Radio 1 is launched; the BBC's other national radio stations also adopt numeric names. Tony Blackburn presents the first show.
- September 30, 1967 BBC starts their own popular music radio station
- September 30, 1967 Ceylon Broadcasting Corporation is launched in Colombo; the station was formerly known as Radio Ceylon.
- September 30, 1967 USSR's Kosmos 186 and 188 complete the first automatic docking
- September 30, 1968 First Boeing 747 rolls out
- September 30, 1968 "Supremes release ""Love Child"""
- September 30, 1970 Jordan makes a deal with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) for the release of the remaining hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings.
- September 30, 1972 Number one hit on UK music charts - David Cassidy - How Can I Be Sure
- September 30, 1972 Passenger train derails killing 48 (Rust Stasie South Africa)
- September 30, 1975 5 drown in flash flood of sewer and water tunnel (Niagara Falls NY)
- September 30, 1975 "The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight."
- September 30, 1975 Thrilla in Manila takes place between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali
- September 30, 1977 "Due to US budget cuts, the Apollo program's ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down."
- September 30, 1977 "Ringo releases ""Ringo the 4th"" album"
- September 30, 1978 Number one hit on UK music charts - John Travolta & Olivia Newton John - Summer Nights
- September 30, 1979 The Hong Kong MTR commenced service with the opening of its Modified Initial System (aka. Kwun Tong Line).
- September 30, 1980 Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
- September 30, 1980 Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
- September 30, 1981 "Seoul, South Korea is selected to host 1988 Summer Olympics"
- September 30, 1982 Cyanide-laced Tylenol kills six people in the Chicago area. Seven were killed in all. The incident is known as the Tylenol murders.
- September 30, 1985 Howard Stern is fired from WNBC-AM
- September 30, 1986 "Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome, Italy."
- September 30, 1986 US releases soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov
- September 30, 1988 Andrei A Gromyko retires
- September 30, 1988 IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer
- September 30, 1989 Foreign Minister of West Germany Hans-Dietrich Genscher's speech from the balcony of the German embassy in Prague.
- September 30, 1989 NBC airs its final edition of the Major League Baseball Game of the Week. The Toronto Blue Jays would clinch the American League Eastern divisional title against the Baltimore Orioles.
- September 30, 1990 The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.
- September 30, 1991 President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti is forced from office.
- September 30, 1993 An earthquake hits India's Latur and Osmanabad district of Marathwada (Aurangabad division) in Maharashtra state leaving tens of thousands of people dead and many more homeless.
- September 30, 1999 "Japan's worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tokai-mura, northeast of Tokyo."
- September 30, 2004 "The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, retires from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat retires."
- September 30, 2004 The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.
- September 30, 2005 The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
- September 30, 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""."
- September 30, 2006 the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Constitutional Act that proclaimed the new Constitution of Serbia.
- September 30, 2008 "Important Islamic date - Eid ul-Fitr: September 30, 2008"