On This Day in History, September 30

Here are the events that happened on September 30:

  • 1882 – The world’s first hydroelectric power plant began operating in Appleton, WI.
  • 1963 – USSR publicly declared to support India in their dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir.
  • 1965 – There was an attempted Coup in Indonesia by the so-called 30 September Movement.
  • 1971 – The Soviet Union and the United States signed pacts aimed at avoiding an accidental nuclear war.
  • 1977 – The Apollo program’s ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon were shut down due to America’s budget cut.
  • 1980Israel issued its new currency, the shekel, to replace the pound.
  • 1980 – Iran rejected a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
  • 1982 –  The 12th Commonwealth Games open in Brisbane, Australia.
  • 1986 – America released accused Soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov, one day after the release of Nicholas Daniloff by the Soviets.
  • 1990South Korea and the USSR opened diplomatic relations.
  • 1993 – 28,000 people were killed in a 6.4 earthquake in Latur, India.
  • 1994 – Sylvestre Ntibantunganya was elected president of Burundi
  • 1997 – The Roman Catholic Church in France apologized for its silence during the persecution and deportation of Jews in the pro-Nazi Vichy regime.
  • 1997 – Microsoft released Internet Explorer 4.
  • 1998 – American President Bill Clinton announced the country’s first budget surplus in almost thirty years.
  • 2008 – Doctors were allowed by the government of Iraq to have guns for self-defense after complaints from medical workers.
  • 2011 – Serbian authorities banned a gay pride parade, citing fears that it would incite violence.
  • 2013 – A series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq, killed 54 people.
  • 2014 – Amazon filed for a patent for a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) configured to deliver items to its customers autonomously.
  • 2014 –  The first case of the Ebola Virus reached Dallas, Texas.

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