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This Day in History—–September 30

This Day In History1787—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 Island formally declared a US possession.

1898—City of New York established.

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

1934—Babe Ruth’s final game as a Yankee goes 0 for 3.

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

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

1960—Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show)

1968—AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires.

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—Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner.

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

1991—Jerry Springer’s tabloid talk show “The Jerry Springer Show” debuts.

1993—US General Colin Powell retires at 56.

1993—MS Dos 6.2 released.

1997—Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0.

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

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