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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Historical Events on this Day in History

Events in History for Tuesday 30th September 2014

Today's World Changing 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
1949 - Berlin Airlift ends after 277,000 flights

Today's Historical Events

Events 1 - 219 of 219
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)
1544 - King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France
1555 - Bishop of Oxford Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic
1619 - Remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp
King of England Henry VIIIKing of England Henry VIII 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
Fictional Character Robinson CrusoeFictional Character Robinson Crusoe 1787 - 1st US voyage around the world - Columbia leaves Boston
1791 - Mozart's opera "Magic Flute" premieres in Vienna
1791 - The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as incorruptible patriots.
1805 - Napoleon Bonaparte's army draws into the Rhine
1808 - Covent Garden Theatre Royal destroyed by fire
1813 - Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla
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
Military and Political Leader Simon BolívarMilitary and Political Leader Simon Bolívar 1857 - US occupies Sand, Baker, Howland & Jarvis Is south of Hawaii
1862 - First Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
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
1880 - Henry Draper takes that 1st photograph of Orion Nebula
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)
Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice MaeterlinckAuthor and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck 1908 - Maurice Maeterlinck's "L'oiseau Blue" premieres in Moscow
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
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1927 - Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)
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
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1935 - The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by FDR
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
1938 - Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany
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
British Prime Minister Neville ChamberlainBritish Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain 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)
1942 - Admiral Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map
1942 - SS exterminates 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland in 6 week period
1943 - Pope Pius XII encyclical on Divine spirit
US Admiral Chester NimitzUS Admiral Chester Nimitz 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 - Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins pennant for Tigers
1945 - Bourne End rail crash, Hertfordshire, England killed 43
1946 - 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg
1946 - Joachim von Ribbentrop & Hermann Goering sentenced to death by Nuremberg trial
1947 - Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised
1949 - Berlin Airlift ends after 277,000 flights
1949 - Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th HR & NL record 16th in September
Nazi Politician Hermann GoeringNazi Politician Hermann Goering 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
1953 - Auguste/Jacques Piccard dives with bathosphere to 3150 m (record)
1953 - Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court
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
Jurist and Governor of California Earl WarrenJurist and Governor of California Earl Warren 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 consec innings pitched without a walk
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 1962 - JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
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
1962 - Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.
1963 - "Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 16 performances
1963 - 56th Postmaster General: John A Gronouski of Wis takes office
Farm Labor Leader Cesar ChavezFarm Labor Leader Cesar Chavez 1964 - "Oh What a Lovely War" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 125 perfs
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
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
1972 - Passenger train derails killing 48 (Rust Stasie South Africa)
Baseball Player Roberto ClementeBaseball Player Roberto Clemente 1972 - Roberto Clemente is 11th to get 3,000 hits
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 - Gen Francesco da Costa Gomez succeeds Gen Spinola as pres 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
1977 - Ringo Starr releases "Ringo the 4th" album
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
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 1979 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
1980 - 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
1980 - A's Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100
1980 - Iran rejects a truce call from 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
Iraqi President Saddam HusseinIraqi President Saddam Hussein 1981 - Seoul, South Korea, is selected to host 1988 Summer Olympics
1982 - National railroad strike in Belgium
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
1985 - Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)
Radio shock jock Howard SternRadio 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
1988 - Robin Givens & Mike Tyson appear on Barbara Walter's Show
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
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan 1989 - Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout
1989 - Senegambia separates back into Gambia & Senegal
1989 - Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title
1989 - Foreign Minister of West Germany Hans-Dietrich Genscher's speech from the balcony of the German embassy in Prague.
1990 - Chicago White Sox beat Seattle 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park
1990 - Pittsburgh Pirates wins NL East title
1990 - The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.
1991 - Rev Jean Betrand Aristide ousted as president of Haiti
1992 - 26th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks wins
MLB Third Baseman George BrettMLB Third Baseman George Brett 1992 - KC Royal George Brett gets 4 hits to become 18th to get 3,000 hits
1992 - Mariel Hemmingway appears nude on TV show Civil Wars
1993 - 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed
1993 - US General Colin Powell retires at 56
1993 - MS Dos 6.2 released
1994 - NHL goes on strike
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
US General & Secretary of State Colin PowellUS General & Secretary of State Colin Powell 1997 - 1st time 3 cons HRs in post season-Raines, Jeter, O'Neill (NY Yankees)
1997 - Hooters agrees to pay $2 million in discrimination suits
1997 - Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0
1997 - Yanks Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yanks beat Indians 8-6)
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.
MLB Outfielder Tim RainesMLB Outfielder Tim Raines 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
2012 - Europe defeats the US 14.5-13.5 in the 39th Ryder Cup
2013 - 54 people are killed by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq