Today is Thursday, September 30th, the 273rd day of the year 2021. There are still 92 days in the year.
Today’s highlight in history:
September 30, 1962, James Meredith, a black student, was escorted by Federal Marshals to the University of Mississippi campus, where he enrolled for class the next day; Meredith’s presence sparked rioting that claimed two lives.
On this date:
In 1777, the Continental Congress – forced to flee in the face of advancing British forces – moved to York, Pennsylvania.
1938British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain said: “I believe there is peace for our time”, after co-signing the Munich Agreement, which enabled the annexation of the Czechoslovak Sudetenland by the Nazis.
1947, the World Series first aired on television; the New York Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 5-3 in Game 1 (the Yankees won the series four to three games).
1949, the Berlin Airlift came to an end.
1954, the first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, was commissioned by the US Navy.
1955Actor James Dean, 24, was killed in a two car crash near Cholame, California.
1972, scored a double against New York Mets’ Jon Matlack in Pittsburgh’s 5-0 win at Three Rivers Stadium; the hit was the 3,000th and final for the Pirates star.
1984, The mystery series Murder, She Wrote, starring Angela Lansbury, premiered on CBS.
1986, the US released the accused Soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov the day after the Soviets released the American journalist Nicholas Daniloff.
In 2001Under threat of US military strikes, Afghanistan’s radical Taliban rulers explicitly declared for the first time that Osama bin Laden was still in the country and that they knew where he was hiding.
In 2014, confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in the US in a patient who had recently traveled to Dallas from Liberia. California Governor Jerry Brown signed the first nationwide ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores.
In 2017, Monty Hall, longtime host of the television series “Let’s Make a Deal,” died of heart failure at his Beverly Hills home at the age of 96.
Ten years ago: A US drone air strike in Yemen killed two American members of al-Qaeda, cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and editor of the magazine Samir Khan.
Five years ago: The Alabama Justice Court has permanently suspended state magistrate Roy Moore for defying federal court rulings on gay marriage and saying he violated judicial ethics. Scottish boxer Mike Towell, 25, died after suffering severe brain bleeding and swelling during a televised match against Dale Evans in Glasgow.
A year ago: California authorities said they arrested and charged a man in connection with the shooting earlier this month that injured two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies while they were in their patrol car. (Deonte Lee Murray has pleaded not guilty of attempted murder and other charges.) Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves announced he was ending a nationwide masking mandate, but the Republican governor said he would continue to demand that people in wearing school masks to keep the spread of novel coronavirus. A court approved a $ 800 million settlement from casino company MGM Resorts International and its insurers to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the 2017 Las Vegas Strip shooting that killed 58 people. Serena Williams’ last bid for a record-breaking 24th Grand Slam title ended when she was unable to play a second-round match at the French Open due to an injury.
Today’s birthdays: Actress Angie Dickinson is 90.Singer Cissy Houston is 88.Singer Johnny Mathis is 86. Actor Len Cariou is 82. Singer Marilyn McCoo is 78. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is 76. Singer Sylvia Peterson (The Chiffons) is 75 Years old The actors Vondie Curtis-Hall and Victoria Tennant are 71. The actor John Finn and the rock musician John Lombardo are 69. The singer Deborah Allen is 68. The actors Calvin Levels and Barry Williams and the singer Patrice Rushen are 67. The actor Fran Drescher is 64. Country singer Marty Stuart is 63. Actress Debrah Farentino is 62. Former Senator Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., Is 61. Actors Crystal Bernard and Eric Stoltz are 60. Rapper-producer Marley Marl is 59. Singer Eddie Montgomery (Montgomery-Gentry) is 58. The rock singer Trey Anastasio, the actress Monica Bellucci and the musician Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls) are 57. The actress Lisa Thor nhill is 55. Actress Andrea Roth is 54. Actors Amy Landecker and Silas Weir Mitchell are 52. Actor Tony Hale is 51. Actress Jenna Elfman is 50. Actress Ashley Hamilton is 47. Actors Marion Cotillard and Christopher Jackson are 46 Actor Stark Sands is 43. Actor Mike Damus is 42. Actor Toni Trucks and former tennis player Martina Hingis are 41. Olympic champion Dominique Moceanu is 40. Actors Lacey Chabert and Kieran Culkin are 39 years old. Singer-rapper T-Pain is 37 years old old.
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