History September 30th

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  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1452 - 1st book published, Johann Guttenberg's Bible

    1520 - Suleiman I succeeds his father SelŒm I as sultan of Turkey

    1659 - Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Defoe)

    1681 - Netherlands and Sweden sign treaty

    1791 - Mozart's opera "Magic Flute" premieres in Vienna

    1846 - Anesthetic ether used for 1st time (Dr Wm Morton extracts a tooth)

    1880 - Henry Draper takes that 1st photograph of Orion Nebula

    1898 - City of NY established

    1929 - 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)

    1934 - Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3

    1934 - FDR dedicates Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

    1950 - 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris

    1960 - Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show)

    1960 - On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks "Goodbye Kids"

    1961 - Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of all tea lost

    1966 - Botswana (Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (Natl Day)

    1968 - 1st Boeing 747 rolls out

    1987 - Suriname constitution ratified

    1989 - NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii and Ascension

    1994 - Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), launches into orbit