Merriam-Webster dictionary defines history as a branch of knowledge that records and explains past events. It’s a chronological record of significant events often including an explanation of their causes. The earliest known use of the word history was in the 14th century.

Today In HistoryThis website utilizes entries from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are currently 105,062 records in our database. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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About September 30

September 30, 2016 is the 274th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 92 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

You can browse the full year calendar in case you need it.

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 120 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 30

  • 1903
    The new Gresham’s School is officially opened by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood.
  • 1931
    Start of “Die Voortrekkers” youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
  • 1938
    At 2:00 am, Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign the Munich Agreement, allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1941
    World War II: Holocaust in Kiev, Ukraine: German Einsatzgruppe C complete Babi Yar massacre.
  • 1947
    The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time.
  • 1965
    The Lockheed L-100, the civilian version of the C-130 Hercules, is introduced.
  • 1966
    The British protectorate of Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana. Seretse Khama takes office as the first President.
  • 1972
    Roberto Clemente records the 3,000th and final hit of his career.
  • 1990
    The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa.
  • 2009
    The 2009 Sumatra earthquakes occur, killing over 1,115 people.

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