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199226th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks wins

1544King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France

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

1659Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe)

1934Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open

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

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

1997Yanks Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yanks beat Indians 8-6)

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

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

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

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

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic

1962JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi

1953Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court

1805Napoleon Bonaparte's army draws into the Rhine

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

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

1993US General Colin Powell retires at 56

1992KC Royal George Brett gets 4 hits to become 18th to get 3,000 hits

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

1980Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

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

September 30th Historical Events
Date Event
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 
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 
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 
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 
1878
Great Flood hits New Zealand's South Island 
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) 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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) 
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 
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 
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) 
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 
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 
1991
Jerry Springer's tabloid talk show "The Jerry Springer Show" debuts 
1992
26th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks wins 
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 
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. 
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 
2014
A case of Ebola Virus reaches Dallas, Texas 
2016
Angered by 9/11 Victims Law, Saudis Rethink US Alliance 
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