|Date||Name Location / Topic|
National Chewing Gum Day
National Mud Pack Day
National Hot Mulled Cider Day
National Love People Day
German Butterbrot Day
Historical Events on September 30
- 1399: Henry IV is crowned King of England.
- 1860: The first tram service in Britain begins at Birkenhead, Merseyside.
- 1882: The first commercial hydroelectric power plant started by Thomas Edison begins operating on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin. It would later be called the Appleton Edison Light Company.
- 1888: Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes became the 3rd and 4th victims of Jack the Ripper.
- 1907: The final resting place of United States’ President William McKinley and his family – the McKinley National Memorial is dedicated on this day in Canton, Ohio.
- 1927: Babe Ruth becomes the first professional baseball player to his sixty home runs during a season.
- 1938: Germany, the U.K., Italy and France sign the Munich Agreement. This allowed Nazi Germany to annex parts of Czechoslovakia inhabited by German speakers.
- 1941: The Babi Yar Massacre concludes in Kiev, Ukraine during World War II.
- 1943: United States President Franlin D. Roosevelt dedicates the U.S Merchant Marine Academy located at Kings Point in New York on this day.
- 1947: The World Series Game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees is televised. It’s the first World Series to be broadcast on TV.
- 1954: The first nuclear powered vessel – the USS Nautilus – is commission by the United States Navy.
- 1962: Defying segregation, James Meredith walks into the University of Mississippi.
- 1980: Xerox, Digital Equipment and Intel release Ethernet specifications.
- 1993: The Latur Earthquake strikes Maharashtra, India and becomes one of the deadliest earthquakes to hit the area to date. It killed almost 10,000 people and injured another 30,000 people.
Famous Birthdays on September 30
- American activist and co-founder of Mother’s day, Anne Jarvis is born in 1832.
- American businessman and found of the Wrigley Company, William Wrigley is born in 1861.
- French-American chemist, physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Jean Baptiste Perrin is born in 1870.
- American drummer and bandleader, Buddy Rich is born in 1917.
- Scottish-English actress Deborah Kerr is born in 1921.
- American novelist, playwright and screenwriter, Truman Capote is born in 1924.
- American author Jay Asher is born in 1975.
- French-American actress and singer, Marion Cotillard is born in 1975.
- Irish author Cecelia Ahern is born in 1981.