What happened this day in history September 30

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

  • 1399
    Henry IV is proclaimed King of England.
  • 1791
    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.
  • 1860
    Britain’s first tram service begins in Birkenhead, Merseyside.
  • 1895
    Madagascar becomes a French protectorate.
  • 1939
    General Władysław Sikorski becomes commander-in-chief of the Polish Government in exile.
  • 1968
    The Boeing 747 is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time at the Boeing Everett Factory.
  • 1975
    The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.
  • 1979
    The Hong Kong MTR commences service with the opening of its Modified Initial System (aka. Kwun Tong Line).
  • 2004
    The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.
  • 2005
    The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

Who were born on September 30?

  • 1832
    Anna Maria Reeves Jarvis, American labor activist (d. 1905)
  • 1861
    William Wrigley, Jr., American industrialist (d. 1932)
  • 1893
    Lansdale Sasscer, American politician (d. 1964)
  • 1922
    Alan Stretton, Australian general
  • 1926
    Robin Roberts, American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1936
    Jim Sasser, American Senator
  • 1939
    Len Cariou, Canadian actor
  • 1946
    Jochen Mass, German race car driver
  • 1964
    Robby Takac, American singer and bassist (Goo Goo Dolls)
  • 1982
    Kieran Culkin, American actor

Who died on September 30?

  • 420
    Saint Jerome, translator of the Vulgate Bible
  • 1560
    Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (b. 1525)
  • 1581
    Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (b. 1518)
  • 1628
    Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
  • 1770
    George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (b. 1714)
  • 1865
    Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (b. 1800)
  • 1888
    Elizabeth Stride, widely believed to be the third victim of Jack the Ripper (b. 1843)
  • 1973
    Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902)
  • 1990
    Rob Moroso, American NASCAR driver (b. 1968)
  • 2010
    Aaron-Carl Ragland, American electronic dance musician (b. 1973)

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