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On September 30th, 1955, actor James
killed in a two-car collision near Cholame,
In 1777, the Congress of the United
States -- forced to flee in the face of advancing
British forces -- moved to York, Pennsylvania.
In 1791, Mozart's
opera "The Magic Flute" premiered in
In 1846, dentist
William Morton used ether as an anesthetic for
the first time on a patient in his Boston office.
In 1927, Babe Ruth
hit his 60th homer of the season to break his own
In 1938, British,
French, German and Italian leaders decided to
appease Adolf Hitler by allowing Nazi annexation
of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
In 1946, an
international military tribunal in Nuremberg,
Germany, found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war
In 1949, the
Berlin Airlift came to an end.
In 1954, the first
atomic-powered vessel, the submarine
"Nautilus," was commissioned by the
In 1962, black
student James Meredith succeeded on his fourth
try in registering for classes at the University
In 1988, Mikhail
S. Gorbachev retired President Andrei A. Gromyko
from the Politburo and fired other old-guard
leaders in a Kremlin shake-up.
Ten years ago:
President Bush and congressional leaders forged a
$500 billion five-year compromise package of tax
increases and spending cuts.
Five years ago: US
envoy Richard Holbrooke, trying to negotiate a
Bosnian cease-fire, ended inconclusive talks with
the Sarajevo government and headed for Belgrade
to try his luck with the Serbs.
One year ago:
Defense Secretary William Cohen ordered a
top-level investigation of accounts of mass
killings of Korean civilians by US soldiers at No
Gun Ri in 1950. A major leak at a
uranium-processing plant in northeastern Japan
exposed dozens of people to radiation. German
novelist Guenter Grass wins the Nobel Prize in
literature. The San Francisco Giants played the
Los Angeles Dodgers in the last baseball game at
Candlestick Park (3Com Park); the Dodgers won,
"Nothing you can't
spell will ever work."
Will Rogers, American humorist (1879-1935).