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What are the important events that happened on September 30? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 30: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 30 is the 274th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 92 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 17, 2016 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 409,776 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaheptacontatetragon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 120 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,379 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 30 Historical Events

  • 1935
    The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.
  • 1939
    General Władysław Sikorski becomes commander-in-chief of the Polish Government in exile.
  • 1962
    James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation.
  • 1962
    Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later becomes United Farm Workers.
  • 1967
    BBC Light Programme, Third Programme and Home Service are replaced with BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4 Respectively, BBC Radio 1 is also launched with Tony Blackburn presenting the first show.

Who were born on September 30?

  • 1710
    John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (d. 1771)
  • 1931
    Angie Dickinson, American actress
  • 1935
    Johnny Mathis, American singer
  • 1951
    John Lloyd British comedy writer and televison producer
  • 1982
    Kieran Culkin, American actor

Who died on September 30?

  • 1628
    Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
  • 1770
    George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (b. 1714)
  • 1770
    Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, English politician and diplomat
  • 1888
    Elizabeth Stride, widely believed to be the third victim of Jack the Ripper (b. 1843)
  • 1989
    Virgil Thomson, American composer (b. 1896)

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