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30 Sept, 1955 - U.S.A. James Dean
1955 : James Dean the well known young Movie Star who starred in Rebel Without A Cause dies at the age of 24 in a car crash in his Porsche in California.

30 Sept, 1980 - Iran / Iraq War
1980 : Iran continued bombing oil installations in Baghdad in retaliation for Iraq aircraft bombing it's oil refineries in the Persian Gulf. This is the 9th day of the war between these major oil producing nations with both claiming victory during each skirmish.

30 Sept, 1936 - Spanish Civil War
1936 : Spanish insurgents continue their march to the capital of Spain Madrid and large numbers of clergy have now joined the rebels in protests against the leftist controlled government. Many of the priests were butchered by Government forces. This civil war is being fought by two extreme parties who are trying to gain control of the country.

30 Sept, 1938 - Germany Peace In Our Time
1938 : Just two weeks after the Munich agreement was signed and the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced to the world "Peace In Our Time" Hitler is pushing the bounds of the agreement on the German occupation of Czechoslovakia and taking additional areas under Nazi control. Many suspect he had no intention of slowing his occupation of other countries and a second world war is inevitable.
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30 Sept, 1946 - England RMS Queen Mary
1946 : The Captain of the British Liner the Queen Mary claimed a new world record for the Atlantic crossing of 3 days, 15 hours and 48 minutes for the crossing from Halifax to Southampton.
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30 Sept, 1949 - Germany Berlin Airlift Ends
1949 : The Berlin Airlift officially comes to an end after 250,000 flights taking food, medical supplies, clothing and fuel to West Germany to circumvent the Soviet Unions Blockade of West Berlin.
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30 Sept, 1951 - Festival of Britain Closes
1951 : The Festival of Britain ends where it began at the South Bank in London, the Festival has been a great success as 8.5 million people have paid to visit the exhibition since May 3rd which included the newly completed Royal Festival Hall.
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30 Sept, 1956 - Cyprus Marshal Law
1956 : The city of Nicosia is under marshal law and a curfew following a number of attacks by the Cypriot underground on British servicemen patrolling the streets.

30 Sept, 1957 - Mob Violence Indictments
1957 : The justice department attorneys are preparing to go before a federal grand jury to obtain indictments against the instigators of mob violence at central high school in Little Rock Arkansas.

30 Sept, 1963 - Ku Klux Klan Members Arrested
1963 : Two men have been arrested for the bombing of a Black church that killed 4 young girls two weeks previously in Birmingham, Alabama. The men are suspected of being members of the Ku Klux Klan and they will be held by state authorities until the trial.
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30 Sept, 1964 - U.S.A. James H. Meredith
1964 : In Oxford, Mississippi, James H. Meredith, an African American and a former serviceman in the U.S. Air Force,, is escorted onto the University of Mississippi campus by U.S. Marshals, setting off a deadly riot over the desegregation of the University.

30 Sept, 1965 - Indonesia Attempted Coup
September 30th, 1965 : Attempted coup in Indonesia by the so-called 30 September Movement, the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI). Six senior Indonesian army generals are murdered and the next morning, Indonesians woke up to find an organization calling itself the 'Thirtieth of September Movement' in control. This did not last as within a short period Major General Suharto, took back control of the army and launched counteraction against the "30 September Movement" and in 24 hrs the coup and it's leaders were crushed. Following the turmoil large bands of anti-communists went on a violent purge of communists, killing an estimated half million people. By 1967 Suharto's was formally appointed president and instituted a new order of a pro-Western economy and remained in power for over thirty years.

30 Sept, 1970 - U.S.A. Oil Stocks
1970 : With the continued uncertainty in the middle east and stockpiles of oil well below the normal suggested level of 15 - 20% in some areas down to 5% brown outs are being planned, but the government has stated that home heating will continue to be a priority as the winter is fast approaching.

30 Sept, 1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor
September 30th, 1981 : Sandra Day O'Connor becomes the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice in history when she is sworn in by Chief Justice Warren Burger.
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30 Sept, 1993 - India Earthquake
1993 : An earthquake 6.3 on the Richter scale strikes the city of Latur in southern India, by normal accounts 6.3 is not a massive earthquake but due to poor construction of houses and village huts made of stones and because of the time it struck over 10,000 died when they collapsed on sleeping persons in early morning hours.

30 Sept, 1998 - U.S.A. Budget Surplus
September 30th, 1998 : US President Bill Clinton announces the country's first budget surplus in almost thirty years. The projected Deficit for 2008 from the Congressional Budget Office is US $400 billion.
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30 Sept, 2004 - Vioxx Withdrawn
2004 : Merck & Co. withdraws Vioxx an arthritis drug, from the market after FDA analysts estimated that Vioxx caused between 88,000 and 139,000 heart attacks, 30 to 40 percent of which were probably fatal, in the five years the drug was on the market.

30 Sept, 2004 - Duelfer Report
September 30th, 2004 : The Iraq Survey Group (ISG) releases it's final report "The Duelfer Report." The report among other things stated that Saddam Hussein ended his nuclear program in 1991, but did wish to recreate Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction capability (using tactical chemical warfare) after sanctions were lifted against Iraq. The report also stated that his main driving force for creating WMD's was the ongoing hostility between Iran and Iraq not with the west.

30 Sept, 2005 - Northern Ireland Gives Up Weapons
2005 : The IRA gives up its weapons to independent weapons inspectors. The IRA had been operating as a terrorist organization since the 60's with bombings and high profile assassinations as the military arm of Sinn Fein.

30 Sept, 2005 - Hong Kong Bird Flu Outbreak
September 30th, 2005 : A United Nations health expert who is coordinating the response to the recent south-east Asian bird flu outbreak also known as avian influenza, has warned that the disease could kill 'up to 150 million' people. Bird flu has killed large numbers of birds and more than 60 humans in Asia since 2003.
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30 Sept, 2007 - India Bedspread Controversy
2007 : The Jewish community in India is angered after a company produces bedspreads entitled the “Nazi collection.” The brand included the swastika symbol next to the name. The company’s owner, Kapil Kumar Todi, argued that the word Nazi was used as an acronym for “New Arrival Zone of India” and the swastika symbol was also a symbol used in Hinduism.

30 Sept, 2008 - Iraq Doctors Targeted By Terrorists
September 30th, 2008 : Iraq’s government decides to allow doctors to have guns to use for self-defense after complaints from medical workers. Many doctors and other medical workers were targeted by militants and other criminals since the 2003 invasion by the United States.

30 Sept, 2009 - Indonesia Earthquake Sumatra
2009 : Indonesian island of Sumatra is struck by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake with more than the loss of life of more than 1,000. The earthquake caused hospitals, schools and shopping malls to collapse and cut power lines, telephone lines and triggered landslides. The loss of infrastructure included telephone impeded rescue efforts due to lack of communications. It's estimated that more than 250,000 families (1,250,000 people) have been affected by the earthquake through the total (100,000) or partial loss of their homes and livelihoods.

30 Sept, 2009 - Canada Clown In Space
September 30th, 2009 : Guy Laliberte, a Canadian billionaire, became the first clown to travel to outer space as a part of the space tourism program. Unlike previous space tourists, Laliberte declared his interest in space travel are not scientific but artistic.

30 Sept, 2011 - Serbia Bans Gay Pride Parade
2011 : Serbian authorities banned a gay pride parade from proceeding, citing fears that it would incite violence. Authorities also decided to ban many counter-demonstrators from appearing on the scheduled parade day. Officials insisted that the move was meant to protect public safety.

30 Sept, 2012 - US Afghanistan Death Toll Reaches 2,000
September 30th, 2012 : The US Military death toll in Afghanistan reached 2,000 after a checkpoint shooting killed a US soldier in the Wardak province.

30 Sept, 2013 - US Diplomats Expelled from Venezuela
2013 : Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has expelled three United States diplomats, giving them two days to leave the country. He accused them of trying to sabotage the country's economy and were part of the recent blackout. The US embassy denied any involvement in alleged sabotage.

Born This Day In History 30th September

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Martina Hingis
Born: 30th September 1980 Košice, Czechoslovakia
Known For : Professional tennis player who spent a total of 2 years as World No. 1 winning five Grand Slam singles titles including Australian Open (1997, 1998, 1999), Wimbledon (1997), and US Open (1997). She announced her retirement from tennis in 2007 following her testing positive for cocaine during 2007 Wimbledon.

Angie Dickinson
Born: 30th September 1931 Kulm, North Dakota, U.S.
Known For : An American television and film actress, who has starred In a number of Movies and multiple television series including Police Woman, Charlie's Angels, The Bionic Woman and Wonder Woman TV Series. And her movies included Dressed to Kill.