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September 30th Major News Events

  1. 1955 James Dean dies at the age of 24 in a car crash in his Porsche in California.
  2. 1936 Spanish Civil War
  3. 1938 British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced to the world "Peace In Our Time"
  4. 1949 Germany Berlin Airlift Ends
  5. 1956 Cyprus Marshal Law
  6. 1981 Sandra Day O'Connor

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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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From 1920s Toys Page

  • Tom Tinker Toy

    Vintage 20s Tom Tinker Toy

    Price: 59 cents

    Made from smooth wooden balls threaded on strong chords.

  • Bird Whistles

    Bird Whistlers

    Price: 3 for 19 cents

    Fill your Bird with water Whistler and they make a sound like a canary.

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 3 which included the newly completed Royal Festival Hall.

Festival of Britain Emblem

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.

From 1954 Fashions Page

  • Plaid Pleated Skirt 1954 Plaid Pleated Skirt
    Price: $2.98
    This smart, youthful skirt is designed so everyone can wear it well. The clear red and green plaid is bright and flattering but not bold... goes well with many colors. The neat, precise pleats are spaced in groups of four and give the skirt a slim, straight line. Side zipper with two button closing.
  • Plastic Rain Coat 1954 Plastic Rain Coat
    Price: $3.89
    Famous Elasti-Glass coat made of Krene plastic. One-hundred percent waterproof. Seams are electronically sealed. Snap-fastener front, underarm ventilator eyelets, slash through pockets. Hat cover and handy carrying pouch included.
  • Slub Weave Shirt 1954 Slub Weave Shirt
    Price: $1.59
    This new slub fabric is right in the latest style, too. Notice the texture and detailing... truly a terrific value at this low price. Cotton is vat dyed, sanforized, and has maximum fabric shrinkage of one percent. Colors are blue, tan, gray or white.

From 1980s Page

The Eighties see the collapse of traditional communism and the ending of the Cold War, Microsoft, IBM, Intel and Apple begin to have an impact on all our lives as small Computers becomes cheaper and more wide spread including home and Business, Famine in Ethiopia causes major music stars to band together to raise money and awareness, and the early beginnings of mobile phones as technology gets cheaper and smaller.

To provide an estimate of inflation we have given a guide to the value of $100 US Dollars for the first year in the decade to the equivalent in today's money

If you have $100 Converted from 1980 to 2021 it would be equivalent to $339.73 today

In 1980 a new house cost $68,714.00 and by 1989 was $120,00.00

In 1980 the average income per year was $19,170.00 and by 1989 was $27,210.00

In 1980 a gallon of gas was $1.19 and by 1989 was 97 cents

In 1980 the average cost of new car was $7,210.00 and by 1989 was $15,400.00

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.

Chicken Image Public Domain

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

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 September 30

Celebrating Birthdays Today

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.

Celebrating Birthdays Today

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.