Today In History




Today in History: Friday, September  30, 2016
AP Highlight in History:
On Sept. 30, 1938, British, French, German and Italian leaders agreed at a meeting in Munich that Nazi Germany would be allowed to annex Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.

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1788The Pennsylvania Legislature elected the first two members of the U.S. Senate - William Maclay of Harrisburg and Robert Morris of Philadelphia.
1791Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" premiered in Vienna, Austria.
1924Author Truman Capote was born in New Orleans.
1927Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees hit his 60th home run of the season to break his own major-league record.
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1946An international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes.
1955Actor James Dean was killed in a two-car collision near Cholame, Calif., at age 24.
1962Black student James Meredith succeeded on his fourth try in registering for classes at the University of Mississippi.
1962The National Farm Workers Association, founded by Cesar Chavez and a forerunner of the United Farm Workers, held its first meeting in Fresno, Calif.
1966The Republic of Botswana declared its independence from Britain.
1982The situation comedy "Cheers" premiered on NBC.
1991The military in Haiti overthrew Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the country's first freely-elected president.
1992George Brett of the Kansas City Royals reached 3,000 career hits during a game against the California Angels.
1993A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern India, killing an estimated 10,000 people.
1997France's Roman Catholic Church apologized for its silence during the systematic persecution and deportation of Jews by the pro-Nazi Vichy regime.
2004Merck & Co. pulled Vioxx, its heavily promoted arthritis drug, from the market after a study found it doubled the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
2005Cartoons featuring the Prophet Muhammad were published in a Danish newspaper, offending many Muslims worldwide.
2007Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre completed his 421st career touchdown pass, breaking Dan Marino's NFL record.
 
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Today's Birthdays:
Author and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel turns 88 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Angie DickinsonActress ("Police Woman")85
Cissy HoustonGospel singer83
Johnny MathisSinger81
Len CariouActor77
Marilyn McCooSinger (The Fifth Dimension)73
Deborah AllenCountry singer63
Barry WilliamsActor ("The Brady Bunch")62
Fran DrescherActress ("The Nanny")59
Marty StuartCountry singer58
Blanche LincolnFormer U.S. senator, D-Ark.56
Crystal BernardActress ("Wings")55
Eric StoltzActor55
Eddie MontgomeryCountry singer (Montgomery Gentry)53
Trey AnastasioRock singer, musician (Phish)52
Jenna ElfmanActress ("Dharma and Greg")45
Martina HingisTennis player36
Lacey ChabertActress ("Mean Girls," "Party of Five")34
Kieran CulkinActor34
T-PainSinger, rapper32
Actress Marion Cotillard turns 41 years old today.
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