September 30 in History

September 30 in History

September 30th is…
National Chewing Gum Day
Hot Mulled Cider Day
National Love People Day
National Mud Pack Day
Orange Shirt Day
Pet Tricks Day

587 (Earthquake) Antioch (now Turkey)

1452 – Johann Gutenberg’s Bible was published.

1659 – Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked.

1888 – “Jack the Ripper” killed two women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes.

1911 – The first movie stuntman was hired as a stand-in for ‘The Military Scout’.

1946 – 22 Nazi leaders were found guilty of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials.

1947 – The first World Series game was watched by an estimated 3.9 million people, television’s first mass audience event.

1949 – The Berlin Airlift came to an end.

1951 – The Red Skelton Show debuted on NBC.

1954 – The Nautilus, the first atomic-powered submarine, was commissioned by the US Navy.

1960- The Flintstones debuted on ABC during primetime.

1961 – The bill for Boston Tea Party (December 16, 1773) was paid by Mayor Snyder of Portland, who wrote a check (to ‘Great Britain’) for $196, the total cost of all tea lost, but with no interest. This factoid has been seen on several online websites, but we have been unable to verify it.

1965 – Thunderbirds premiered on ITV in the UK.

1975 – The Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier title fight from the Philippines (“Thrilla in Manila”) was sent via satellite to the U. S. and shown on HBO

1978 – #1 Hit September 30, 1978 – October 27, 1978: Exile – Kiss You All Over

1982 – Cheers premiered on NBC

1984 – Murder She Wrote debuted on CBS

1985 – MacGyver debuted on ABC

1995 – #1 Hit September 30, 1995 – November 24, 1995: Mariah Carey – Fantasy

1997 – Microsoft released Internet Explorer 4.0.

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