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1544King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France

1659Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe)

1805Napoleon Bonaparte's army draws into the Rhine

1908Maurice Maeterlinck's "L'oiseau Blue" premieres in Moscow

1927Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)

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

1935The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by FDR

1938Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany

1942Admiral Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map

1945Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins pennant for Tigers

1946Joachim von Ribbentrop & Hermann Goering sentenced to death by Nuremberg trial

1953Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court

1962JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open

1972Roberto Clemente is 11th to get 3,000 hits

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic

1980A's Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100

1980Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

1985Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)

1989Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout

1991Jerry Springer's tabloid talk show "The Jerry Springer Show" debuts

199226th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks wins

1992KC Royal George Brett gets 4 hits to become 18th to get 3,000 hits

1993US General Colin Powell retires at 56

On This Day In History
Date Event
Sep 30, 1199
Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate Guide of Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew 
Sep 30, 1399
King Richard II of England abdicates 
Sep 30, 1520
Suleiman I (the Magnificent) succeeds his father Selam I as Sultan of Turkey (rules till 1566) 
Sep 30, 1544
King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France 
Sep 30, 1555
Bishop of Oxford Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic 
Sep 30, 1619
Remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp 
Sep 30, 1626
Battle between King Bethlen Gabor & Earl Mansfeld-Wallenstein ends 
Sep 30, 1649
Last Swedish troops vacate Prague 
Sep 30, 1659
Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe) 
Sep 30, 1659
Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US) 
Sep 30, 1681
Netherlands & Sweden sign treaty 
Sep 30, 1730
Duke Victor Amadeus XI of Savoye resigns 
Sep 30, 1744
France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo. 
Sep 30, 1777
Continental Congress, flees to York, Pa, as British forces advance 
Sep 30, 1787
1st US voyage around the world - Columbia leaves Boston 
Sep 30, 1791
Mozart's opera "Magic Flute" premieres in Vienna 
Sep 30, 1791
The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as incorruptible patriots. 
Sep 30, 1805
Napoleon Bonaparte's army draws into the Rhine 
Sep 30, 1808
Covent Garden Theatre Royal destroyed by fire 
Sep 30, 1813
Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla 
Sep 30, 1818
Congress of Aken: Russia, Austria, Prussia, France & England 
Sep 30, 1841
Samuel Slocum patented the stapler 
Sep 30, 1846
Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth 
Sep 30, 1857
US occupies Sand, Baker, Howland & Jarvis Is south of Hawaii 
Sep 30, 1862
First Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri 
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