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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami in the Samoan Islands region in the South Pacific rises to at least 113. //news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-world/at-least-113-dead-in-pacific-tsunami-officials-20090930-gbzj.html ("The Age") //www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j9ul6SX_wYtgQi-cm_S5aA8et18Q (AFP)
A 7.6-magnitude earthquake strikes just off the coast of Sumatra, killing around 1,000 in Indonesia.
Guinea's military leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara bans all subversive gatherings and demonstrations in the aftermath of opposition protests. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8282186.stm (BBC) //www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iAVjutFiNxMjNLZd6fFZMANVHAXgD9B1JG0O0 (Associated Press)
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes western Indonesia, killing at least 75 and trapping thousands of people under rubble. //www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE58T39720090930 (Reuters) //www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/30/indonesia-earthquake-padang ("The Guardian") //thejakartaglobe.com/home/thousands-trapped-under-rubble-in-indonesia-after-sumatra-earthquake-official/332769 ("Jakarta Globe")

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Jodhpur temple stede in western India kills over 224 people, and injures 400.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

The "Los Angeles Times" has reported that Jason Grimsley, a former pitcher for several Major League Baseball teams who has been accused of supplying performance-enhancing drugs to several players, allegedly named stars Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, and Miguel Tejada in a sworn statement as users of performance-enhancers. //www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-clemens1oct01,0,6499528.story?coll=la-home-headlines (LA Times)
A Brazilian Air Force search and rescue team locates the wreckage of Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 near the town of Peixoto de Azevedo, in northern Mato Grosso state. The Boeing 737-800 disappeared from radar after allegedly colliding in mid-air with an Embraer Legacy 600 executive jet. There are no reports on survivors. //www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N29226741.htm (Reuters) //g1.globo.com/Noticias/Brasil/0,,AA1291906-5598,00.html (Globo, Portuguese) //www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15067143/ (AP)

Friday, September 30, 2005

The 2005 Bali bombings kill 26 people and injure more than 100.
The world's largest bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, is formed by the merger of 2 Japanese banking conglomerates.
An Australian photojournalist in Afghanistan, Stephen Dupont, films U.S. soldiers burning 2 dead Taliban militias' bodies.

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Russia stalls on signing the Kyoto Protocol, the international treaty to reduce global warming. Kyoto Protocol supporters in the EU react with consternation to Russia's decision. //www.euobserver.com/index.phtml?sid=9aid=12858

Monday, September 30, 2002

Senator Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) withdraws from his caign for reelection following ethics scandals.

Thursday, September 30, 1993

An earthquake centered in Killari, Maharashtra, India kills over 10,000.

Saturday, September 30, 1989

Nearly 7,000 East Germans who had come to Prague on special refugee trains are allowed to leave for the West.

Tuesday, September 30, 1980

Digital Equipment Corporation, Intel and Xerox introduce the DIX standard for Ethernet, which is the first implementation outside of Xerox, and the first to support 10 Mbit/s speeds.

Sunday, September 30, 1979

The Hong KongMTR begins service with the opening of its Modified Initial System (aka Kwun Tong Line).

Tuesday, September 30, 1975

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

Sunday, September 30, 1973

Yankee Stadium, known as The House That Ruth Built, closes for a two year renovation at a cost of $160 million. The New York Yankees play all of their home games at Shea Stadium in 1974 and 1975.

Monday, September 30, 1968

At Paine Field, near Everett Washington in the United States, Boeing officially rolls out its new 747 for the media and the public.

Saturday, September 30, 1967

Sunday, September 30, 1962

The first black student, James Meredith, registers at the University of Mississippi, escorted by Federal Marshals.
The French National Assembly censures the proposed referendum to sanction presidential elections by popular mandate Prime Minister Georges Pompidou resigns, but President de Gaulle asks him to stay in office.
Johnny Carson takes over as permanent host of NBC's "Tonight Show", a post he would hold for 30 years.
Algeria is accepted into the United Nations.
"Dr. No", the first James Bond film, premieres in UK theaters.
CBS broadcasts the final episodes of "Suspense" and "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar", marking the end of the Golden Age of Radio.
The German magazine "Der Spiegel" publishes an article about the Bundeswehr's poor preparedness the Spiegel scandal erupts.
The Beatles release their first single for EMI, "Love Me Do".

Saturday, September 30, 1961

Wednesday, September 30, 1959

Tuesday, September 30, 1958

NASA starts operations and replaces the NACA.
The U.S.S.R. performs a nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya.
Tunisia and Morocco join the Arab League.

Friday, September 30, 1955

Actor James Dean is killed when his automobile collides with another car at a highway junction near Cholame, California. Dean is just 24 years old.

Thursday, September 30, 1954

The , the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, is commissioned by the United States Navy.

Saturday, September 30, 1950

NSC-68 is enacted by President Truman, setting U.S. foreign policy for the next 20 years.

Tuesday, September 30, 1947

Friday, September 30, 1938

October ndash The Japanese Imperial Army largely overruns Canton.
Neville Chamberlain returns to Britain from meeting with Adolf Hitler and declares Peace for our time.

Monday, September 30, 1929

Fritz von Opel pilots the first rocket-powered aircraft, the Opel RAK.1, in front of a large crowd in Frankfurt am Main.

Sunday, September 30, 1923

Outside Berlin, Major Ernst von Buchrucker, the leader of the Black Reichswehr attempts a "putsch" by seizing several forts.

Wednesday, September 30, 1914

The Flying Squadron is established to promote the temperance movement.

Saturday, September 30, 1911

The Austin Dam breaks, wiping out the town of Austin, Pennsylvania, United States, killing 78.

Sunday, September 30, 1906

The first Gordon Bennett Cup in ballooning is held, starting in Paris. The winning team, piloting the balloon "United States", lands in Fylingdales, Yorkshire, England.

Sunday, September 30, 1888

In London, the bodies of Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes are found. They are generally considered Jack the Ripper's third and fourth victims, respectively.

Wednesday, September 30, 1885

A British force abolishes the Boer republic of Stellaland and adds it to British Bechuanaland.

Monday, September 30, 1878

The ship "Priscilla" arrives in Hawaii from Funchal, Madeira, marking the beginning of the Portuguese immigration to the Hawaiian Islands (1878–1913).

Monday, September 30, 1867

The United States takes control of Midway Island.

Tuesday, September 30, 1851

The "Fregatten Eugenies" (or the Frigate Eugenie) leaves from Karlskrona, Sweden to begin its voyage as the first Swedish Royal Navy vessel to circumnavigate the world.
October ndash The Reutersnews service is founded.

Thursday, September 30, 1847

The Vegetarian Society was formed in the United Kingdom. It remains the oldest in the world.
October ndash Charlotte Brontë publishes "Jane Eyre" under the pen name of Currer Bell.

Wednesday, September 30, 1840

The frigate \\\'\\\'Belle-Poule\\\'\\\' arrives in Cherbourg, bringing back the remains of Napoléon from Saint Helena to France. He is buried in the Invalides.
The frigate "Belle-Poule" arrives in Cherbourg, bringing back the remains of Napoléon from Saint Helena to France. He is buried in the Invalides.

Wednesday, September 30, 1801

The Treaty of London is signed for preliminary peace between the First French Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Tuesday, September 30, 1800

Middlebury College is granted its charter by the Vermont General Assembly.
U.S. President John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).
The Convention of 1800, or Treaty of Mortefontaine, is signed between France and the United States of America, ending the Quasi-War.

Friday, September 30, 1791

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's singspiel "Die Zauberflöte" "(Magic Flute)" premieres in the Freihaustheater in Vienna.
October ndash The Legislative Assembly (France) convenes.

Thursday, September 30, 1790

Wednesday, September 30, 1750

A small earthquake hits Northton, England.

Wednesday, September 30, 1744

Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo: France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia.
Prague is occupied by Prussian armies.
The third French and Indian War, known as King George\'s War, breaks out at Port Royal, Nova Scotia.
Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo: France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia.

Tuesday, September 30, 1659

Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherland forbids tennis playing during religious services (first mention of tennis in what will be the U.S.).

Wednesday, September 30, 1626

Nurhaci, chieftain of the Jurchens and founder of the Qing Dynasty dies and is succeeded by his son Hong Taiji.

Thursday, September 21, 1497 (Julianian calendar)

Treaty of Ayton establishes a seven-year peace between England and Scotland.ref name=CBH/

Monday, September 22, 1399 (Julianian calendar)

Parliament accepts Henry Bolingbroke as the new king of England.

Monday, September 22, 1382 (Julianian calendar)

The inhabitants of Trieste (now in northern Italy) donate their city to Duke Leopold III of Austria.
October ndash James I succeeds his nephew, Peter II, as King of Cyprus.

Friday, September 29, 489 (Julianian calendar)

The first Temple of Confucius is constructed in Northern China (outside the ancestral temple at Qufu).
Battle of Verona: Odoacer is defeated again by Theodoric for a second time. He retreats to the impregnable capital of Ravenna.
The Ostrogoths capture the cities Pavia and Milan. The majority of Odoacer's army, including his "magister militum" Tufa, surrenders to Theodoric.
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