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This Day in History for September 30

1841 – Samuel Slocum patented the stapler.

1898 – City of New York established.

1919 – Avery Hopwood’s “Gold Diggers” premieres in NYC.

1922 – Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1.

1927 – Yankees slugger Babe Ruth smacks his MLB record 60th home run off Tom Zachary in 8th inning of New York’s 4-2 win over Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium.

1935 – The Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam), astride the border of U.S. states Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1939 – 1st televised college football game (Fordham vs Waynesburg at NYC)

1949 – American chemist Percy L. Julian at the Glidden Company announces an improved method for producing cortisone.

1950 – Radio’s “Grand Ole Opry” is broadcast on TV for 1st time.

1955 – American actor and cultural icon James Dean is killed in a car crash, age 24.

1960 – “The Flintstones” the first animated sitcom created by Hanna-Barbera premiers on ABC in the US.

1968 – 1st Boeing 747 rolls out.

1975 – The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.

1984 – Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner.

1988 – IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer.

1994 – Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavor 7), launches into orbit.

1997 – Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 4.

1997 – Hooters agrees to pay $2 million in discrimination suits.

2014 – A case of Ebola Virus reaches Dallas, Texas.

2018 – New York Yankees suffer a 10-2 drubbing at the Boston Red Sox but accumulate a MLB record 267 home runs for the season; surpass Seattle Mariners previous mark of 264 in 1997.

2019 – 315 billion-tonne iceberg named D28 caves from Amery ice shelf, Antarctica.

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