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This Day in History – September 30


This Day In History1659 – Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe)

1787 – 1st US voyage around the world – Columbia leaves Boston.

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 New York established.

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

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

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

1935 – The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by FDR.

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.

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

1961 – Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of the tea lost.

1968 – 1st Boeing 747 rolls out.

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

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

1997 – Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 4.

2004 – The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, retired from service.  Almost two years later, the Tomcat retires.

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

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