Today in History
Today in History: Friday, September 30, 2016
AP Highlight in History:
On Sept. 30, 1938, British, French, German and Italian leaders agreed at a meeting in Munich that Nazi Germany would be allowed to annex Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
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The Pennsylvania Legislature elected the first two members of the U.S. Senate - William Maclay of Harrisburg and Robert Morris of Philadelphia.
Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" premiered in Vienna, Austria.
Author Truman Capote was born in New Orleans.
Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees hit his 60th home run of the season to break his own major-league record.
An international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes.
Actor James Dean was killed in a two-car collision near Cholame, Calif., at age 24.
Black student James Meredith succeeded on his fourth try in registering for classes at the University of Mississippi.
The National Farm Workers Association, founded by Cesar Chavez and a forerunner of the United Farm Workers, held its first meeting in Fresno, Calif.
The Republic of Botswana declared its independence from Britain.
The situation comedy "Cheers" premiered on NBC.
The military in Haiti overthrew Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the country's first freely-elected president.
George Brett of the Kansas City Royals reached 3,000 career hits during a game against the California Angels.
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern India, killing an estimated 10,000 people.
France's Roman Catholic Church apologized for its silence during the systematic persecution and deportation of Jews by the pro-Nazi Vichy regime.
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.
Cartoons featuring the Prophet Muhammad were published in a Danish newspaper, offending many Muslims worldwide.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre completed his 421st career touchdown pass, breaking Dan Marino's NFL record.
Highlights of This Day in History
Author and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel turns 88 years old today.
AP Photo/Charles Sykes
Actress ("Police Woman")
Singer (The Fifth Dimension)
Actor ("The Brady Bunch")
Actress ("The Nanny")
Former U.S. senator, D-Ark.
Country singer (Montgomery Gentry)
Rock singer, musician (Phish)
Actress ("Dharma and Greg")
Actress ("Mean Girls," "Party of Five")
Actress Marion Cotillard turns 41 years old today.
AP Photo/Joel Ryan
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