Today in History

    What happened on the 30th of September in history?

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    • 1452
      1st book published Johann Guttenberg's Bible
    • 1659
      Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Defoe)
    • 1781
      siege of Yorktown begins
    • 1846
      William Morris 1st tooth extraction under anesthetics Charlestown
    • 1878
      1st immigrants from Portugal arrive in Hawaii
    • 1880
      Henry Draper takes that 1st photograph of the Orion Nebula
    • 1898
      City of NY established
    • 1916
      Giants lose ending 26 straight winning streak
    • 1922
      Yanks clinch pennant #2
    • 1927
      Babe Ruth hits 60th HR setting the record off Tom Zachary
    • 1934
      FDR dedicates Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
    • 1934
      Ruth's final game as a Yankee he went 0 for 3
    • 1935
      Porgy & Bess premiers in Boston
    • 1938
      Munich Agreement-forced Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany
    • 1939
      1st televised College football game - Fordham vs Waynesburg
    • 1939
      1st manned rocket flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)
    • 1944
      Calais reoccupied by Allies
    • 1945
      Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins the pennent for the Tigers
    • 1947
      Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73 365-1st WS televised
    • 1960
      Flintstones premiers
    • 1960
      On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks "Goodbye Kids"
    • 1966
      Botswana gains independence from Britain (National Day)
    • 1967
      Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition)
    • 1967
      USSR's Kosmos 186 & 188 complete the 1st automatic docking
    • 1971
      Last Wash Senator home game Yanks win carreer 5th forfeit Yanks trailing 4-2 in the 9th with 2 outs fans rush the field
    • 1973
      Yanks close 50th year at Yankee Stadium losing 8-5
    • 1978
      Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) gains independence from Britain
    • 1984
      Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 average