September 30th

2007
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre completed his 421st career touchdown pass, breaking Dan Marino's NFL record.
Ed Hochuli
2005
Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten publishes controversial cartoon. The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published a controversial cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad. The publication led to riots and protests in many parts of the world.
Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy
2004
Merck & Co. pulled Vioxx, its heavily promoted arthritis drug, from the market after a study found it doubled the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Merck & Co.
1997
France's Roman Catholic Church apologized for its silence during the systematic persecution and deportation of Jews by the pro-Nazi Vichy regime.
Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust
1993
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern India, killing an estimated 10,000 people.
List of earthquakes in Japan
1992
George Brett of the Kansas City Royals reached 3,000 career hits during a game against the California Angels.
George Brett
1991
The military in Haiti overthrew Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the country's first freely-elected president.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide
1982
The situation comedy "Cheers" premiered on NBC.
Cheers
1966
Botswana becomes independent. Botswana gained independence from the United Kingdom.
History of Botswana
1962
The National Farm Workers Association, founded by Cesar Chavez and a forerunner of the United Farm Workers, held its first meeting in Fresno, Calif.
Timeline of labor issues and events
1960
Premier of The Flintstones. The animated series The Flintstones premiered on TV. It was set in the stone age and it detailed the lives of the Flintstone and Rubble families. It ran for 6 years until April 1 1966.
The Flintstones
1955
Actor James Dean was killed in a two-car collision near Cholame, Calif., at age 24.
Death of James Dean
1949
Berlin airlift ends. After 15 months of airlifting supplies to Berlin, the Berlin airlift led by American forces came to an end. The Berlin Blockade was an international crisis where the Soviet Union blocked access of Western countries into Berlin.
Berlin Blockade
1946
An international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes.
Nuremberg trials
1938
Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany.
Munich Agreement
1927
Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run. The record stood until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961. Mark McGwire beat Maris's record in 1998 by hitting 70 and Barry Bonds topped this in 2001 with 73.
M&M Boys
1924
Author Truman Capote was born in New Orleans.
Truman Capote
1862
Prussia Minister President Otto von Bismarck's delivers his "Blood & Iron" speech.
Blood and Iron (speech)
1846
Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth.
William T. G. Morton
1791
Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" premiered in Vienna, Austria.
The Magic Flute
1788
The Pennsylvania Legislature elected the first two members of the U.S. Senate - William Maclay of Harrisburg and Robert Morris of Philadelphia.
List of United States Senators from Pennsylvania
1744
Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo begins. The battle was fought during the War of the Austrian Succession and ended with Spanish and French victory over the Kingdom of Sardinia.
Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo
1520
Suleiman the Magnificent succeeds his father Selam I as Ottoman Sultan (rules till 1566).
Şehzade Bayezid