About September 30

September 30, 2021 is the 273rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 92 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Libra is the sun 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 124 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 30

  • 1399
    Henry IV is proclaimed King of England.
  • 1744
    France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.
  • 1791
    The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as “incorruptible patriots”.
  • 1860
    Britain’s first tram service begins in Birkenhead, Merseyside.
  • 1882
    Thomas Edison’s first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States.
  • 1906
    The Real Academia Galega, Galician language’s biggest linguistic authority, starts working in Havana.
  • 1927
    Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.
  • 1931
    Start of “Die Voortrekkers” youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
  • 1935
    The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.
  • 1939
    General Władysław Sikorski becomes commander-in-chief of the Polish Government in exile.
  • 1949
    The Berlin Airlift ends.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    Because of US budget cuts and dwindling power reserves, the Apollo program’s ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.
  • 1979
    The Hong Kong MTR commences service with the opening of its Modified Initial System (aka. Kwun Tong Line).
  • 1980
    Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
  • 1986
    Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel’s covert nuclear program to British media, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy by the Israeli Mossad.
  • 1993
    An earthquake hits India’s Latur and Osmanabad district of Marathwada (Aurangabad division) in Maharashtra state leaving tens of thousands of people dead and many more homeless.
  • 1994
    Ongar railway station, the furthest London Underground from Central London, closes.
  • 2004
    The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.

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