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, 26,690,400 minutes 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
The Real Academia Galega, Galician language’s biggest linguistic authority, starts working in Havana.
McKinley National Memorial, final resting place of assassinated U.S. President William McKinley and his family, dedicated in Canton, Ohio.
Start of “Die Voortrekkers” youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later becomes United Farm Workers.
The British protectorate of Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana. Seretse Khama takes office as the first President.
Jordan makes a deal with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) for the release of the remaining hostages from the Dawson’s Field hijackings.
The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa.
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.
The 2009 Sumatra earthquakes occur, killing over 1,115 people.
Who were born on September 30?
William Stoughton, American jurist (d. 1701)
Jacques Necker, French finance minister of Louis XVI (d. 1804)
Buddy Rich, American big band jazz drummer (d. 1987)
Jean-Marie Lehn, French chemist, Nobel laureate
Ehud Olmert, Israeli statesman
Rula Lenska, English actress
Barry Marshall, Australian physician, Nobel laureate
Crystal Bernard, American actress
Sun Jihai, Chinese footballer
Cemil Mengi, Turkish footballer
Who died on September 30?
Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (b. 1507)
Nurhaci, Manchurian chief (b. 1559)
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
James Brindley, English engineer (b. 1716)
Hans-Joachim Marseille, German fighter pilot (b. 1919)
Mary Ford, American singer (Les Paul and Mary Ford) (b. 1924)
Simone Signoret, French actress (b. 1921)
Jean-Luc Pépin, Canadian academic and politician (b. 1924)
Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player (b. 1953)
Marius Goring, British Actor (b. 1912)
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