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On This Day In History for September 30, 2020
This is the 274th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 92 days remaining in 2020.
- It was on this date in 1791, that The first performance of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute takes place two months before his death.
- That same date in 1882, Thomas Edison’s first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) began operation.
- On September 30, 1935, The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, was dedicated.
- It was on this date in 1939, that NBC broadcast the first televised American football game.
- 66 years ago today, The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus was commissioned as the world’s first nuclear-powered vessel.
- It was on this date in 1965, that The Lockheed L-100, the civilian version of the C-130 Hercules, was introduced.
- Also today in 1967, The BBC Light Programme, Third Programme and Home Service were replaced with BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4 Respectively, BBC Radio 1 was also launched.
- On September 30, 1968, The Boeing 747 was rolled out and shown to the public for the first time.
- The AH-64 Apache makes its first flight. Eight years later, the first production model rolled out of the assembly line on this date in 1975.
- September 30, 1977, Because of NASA budget cuts and dwindling power reserves, the Apollo program’s ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.
- On September 30, 1980, Ethernet specifications were published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Happy birthday goes out on this date to:
- German astronomer and mathematician, Michael Maestlin, born on this date in 1550.
- John Rae, the Scottish physician and explorer was born 207 years ago today.
- American activist, co-founded Mother’s Day, Ann Jarvis was born 188 years ago today.
- American businessman, founded Wrigley Company, William Wrigley, Jr., born on this date in 1861.
- French-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, Jean Baptiste Perrin was born 150 years ago today.
- Born September 30, 1882, German physicist and academic Hans Geiger.
- English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Nevill Francis Mott, born on this date in 1905.
- Arkady Ostashev, Russian engineer and educator was born on that same date in 1925.
- Also born on that same date in 1935, American singer and actor, Johnny Mathis.
- German-American biochemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate, Johann Deisenhofer, born on this date in 1943.
- English astronomer and academic, Richard Edwin Hills is 75 today.
- Also turning 65 today is German engineer, co-founded Sun Microsystems Andy Bechtolsheim.
- Also born on that same date in 1961, American actor, director, and producer, Eric Stoltz.
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for September 30, 2020
- 1 – 10/1 = 101 & Stephen Wesche (From Saint Louis Missouri) (Pronounced Like the first part of the word “Wet” and the word “She”)
- 2 – Adam Rumpke
- 6 – John Duerholt (Jo Dho)
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- Estee Lauder Pays NASA $128,000 for Photo Shoot on the ISS
- Watch SpaceX fire up Starship’s furious new Raptor Vacuum engine – CNET
Hacks & Strange Stories
- Internet: Old TV caused village broadband outages for 18 months – BBC News
- Kitty see, kitty do: cat imitates human, in first scientific demonstration of behavior | Science | AAAS
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