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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 92 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 17, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 444,840 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 135 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 2,840 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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September 30 Historical Events
Henry IV is proclaimed King of England.
The first performance of The Magic Flute, the last opera by Mozart to make its debut, took place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria.
Britain’s first tram service begins in Birkenhead, Merseyside.
Madagascar becomes a French protectorate.
General Władysław Sikorski becomes commander-in-chief of the Polish Government in exile.
The Boeing 747 is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time at the Boeing Everett Factory.
The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.
The Hong Kong MTR commences service with the opening of its Modified Initial System (aka. Kwun Tong Line).
The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.
The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
Who were born on September 30?
Anna Maria Reeves Jarvis, American labor activist (d. 1905)
William Wrigley, Jr., American industrialist (d. 1932)
Lansdale Sasscer, American politician (d. 1964)
Alan Stretton, Australian general
Robin Roberts, American baseball player (d. 2010)
Jim Sasser, American Senator
Len Cariou, Canadian actor
Jochen Mass, German race car driver
Robby Takac, American singer and bassist (Goo Goo Dolls)
Kieran Culkin, American actor
Who died on September 30?
Saint Jerome, translator of the Vulgate Bible
Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (b. 1525)
Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (b. 1518)
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (b. 1714)
Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (b. 1800)
Elizabeth Stride, widely believed to be the third victim of Jack the Ripper (b. 1843)
Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902)
Rob Moroso, American NASCAR driver (b. 1968)
Aaron-Carl Ragland, American electronic dance musician (b. 1973)
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