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This Day in History – September 30

This Day In History

1659 – Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe).

1777 – Continental Congress, flees to York, Pa. as British forces advance.

1841 – Samuel Slocum patented the stapler.

1846 – Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr. William Morton who extracts a tooth.

1867 – Midway Islands formally declared a US possession.

1898 – City of NY established.

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

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

1935 – Gershwin’s “Porky & Bess” premieres in Boston.

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

1953 – Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court.

1960 – Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show).

1962 – JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi.

1968 – 1st Boeing 747 rolls out.

1970 – New American Bible published.

1977 – Due to US budget cuts, the Apollo program’s ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.

1984 – CBS’ premiere of “Murder She Wrote”, starring Angela Landsbury.

1993 – US General Colin Powell retires at 56.

1997 – Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 4.

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

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