September 30 events in history

489 Battle of Verona: The Ostrogoths under king Theoderic the Great defeat the forces of Odoacer for the second time at Verona (Northern Italy)
737 Battle of the Baggage: Turgesh drive back an Umayyad invasion of Khuttal, follow them south of the Oxus and capture their baggage train
1399 Henry IV is proclaimed King of England
1541 Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto and his forces enter Tula territory in present-day western Arkansas, encountering fierce resistance
1744 France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo
1791 The first performance of The Magic Flute, the last opera by Mozart to make its debut, took place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria
1791 The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as "incorruptible patriots"
1813 Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla
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
1888 Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes
1895 Madagascar becomes a French protectorate
1903 The new Gresham's School is officially opened by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood
1906 The Royal Galician Academy, Galician language's biggest linguistic authority, starts working in Havana
1907 McKinley National Memorial, the final resting place of assassinated U.S. President William McKinley and his family, is dedicated in Canton, Ohio
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
1938 At 2:00 am, Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign the Munich Agreement, allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia
1938 The League of Nations unanimously outlaws "intentional bombings of civilian populations"
1939 General Władysław Sikorski becomes commander-in-chief of the Polish Government in exile
1939 NBC broadcasts the first televised American football game between the Waynesburg Yellow Jackets and the Fordham Rams. Fordham won the game 34-7
1941 World War II: Holocaust in Kiev, Ukraine: German Einsatzgruppe C complete Babi Yar massacre
1945 The Bourne End rail crash, in Hertfordshire, England, kills 43
1947 Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations
1947 The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time
1949 The Berlin Airlift ends
1954 The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world's first nuclear reactor powered vessel
1955 Film star James Dean dies in a road accident aged 24
1962 Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later becomes United Farm Workers
1962 James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation
1965 The Lockheed L-100, the civilian version of the C-130 Hercules, is introduced
1965 The 30 September Movement attempts a coup against the Indonesian government, which is crushed by the military under Suharto and leads to a mass anti-communist purge, with over 500,000 people killed
1966 The British protectorate of Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana. Seretse Khama takes office as the first President
1967 BBC Light Programme, Third Programme and Home Service are replaced with BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4 Respectively, BBC Radio 1 is also launched with Tony Blackburn presenting its first show
1968 The Boeing 747 is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time at the Boeing Everett Factory
1970 Jordan makes a deal with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) for the release of the remaining hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings
1972 Roberto Clemente records the 3,000th and final hit of his career
1975 The Hughes (later McDonnell Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight
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
1982 Cyanide-laced Tylenol kills six people in the Chicago area. Seven are killed in all
1986 Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel's covert nuclear program to British media, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy by the Israeli Mossad
1988 Al Holbert was fatally injured when his privately owned propeller driven Piper PA-60 aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff near Columbus, Ohio when a clamshell door was not closed
1990 The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa
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 Aldwych tube station (originally Strand Station) of the London Underground closes after eighty-eight years in service
1994 Ongar railway station, the furthest London Underground from Central London, closes
1996 The United States Congress passes an Amendment that bars the possession of firearms for people who were convicted of domestic violence, even misdemeanor level