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
France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.
Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.
The Berlin Airlift ends.
Film star James Dean dies in a road accident aged 24.
The Lockheed L-100, the civilian version of the C-130 Hercules, is introduced.
The British protectorate of Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana. Seretse Khama takes office as the first President.
The Boeing 747 is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time at the Boeing Everett Factory.
Cyanide-laced Tylenol kills six people in the Chicago area. Seven are killed in all.
The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, is retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat is retired.
The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
Who were born on September 30?
Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)
Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (d. 1780)
Buddy Rich, American big band jazz drummer (d. 1987)
Jurek Becker, German author
Dewey Martin, Canadian rock musician (Buffalo Springfield) (d. 2009)
Barry Marshall, Australian physician, Nobel laureate
Jamal Anderson, American football player
Candice Michelle, American female wrestler
Brandon Watson, American baseball player
Andreea Răducan, Romanian gymnast
Who died on September 30?
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)
Rudolf Diesel, German inventor (b. 1858)
Alice de Janzé, American heiress (b. 1899)
Charles Richter, American seismologist (b. 1900)
Toma Zdravković, Serbian folk singer (b. 1938)
Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player (b. 1953)
Göran Kropp, Swedish adventurer and mountaineer (b. 1966)
Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1913)
Jacques Levy, Jewish American songwriter, theatre director, and clinical psychologist (b. 1935)
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