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OCTOBER 6 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1582 – The 6th day of October was skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar.

1683 – Germantown was founded  in the colony of Pennsylvania by German immigrant families on the 6th October in 1683. This day is remembered as German-American Day, marking the first major immigration of German people to America.

1862 ~ MELBOURNE ZOO opened on the 6th October 1862, celebrating the 150th anniversary in 2012. Melbourne Zoo is Australia‘s oldest zoo and was based on London Zoo. The zoo was opened at the 55-acre (22 ha) Royal Park site, donated by the City of Melbourne. Before the opening of the Melbourne Zoo, animals were housed at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne.

Mali Elephant Melbourne Zoo 150th Anniversary mosaic tile art sculpture by Deborah Halpern Swanston Street Manchester Unity building
“Mali, protector of all animals, fighting extinction” One of Melbourne Zoo’s 150th Anniversary art sculpture by Deborah Halpern

1876 – The American Library Association known as the oldest and largest library association in the world was founded on the 6th October 1876.

1889 – Thomas Edison the American inventor showed his first motion picture on the 6th October 1889.

1903 – The High Court of Australia sat for the first time on the 6th October 1903.

1922George Price the American population geneticist was born on the 6th October 1922 (died 6th January 1975).

1927 – The Jazz Singer opened, becoming the first prominent talking movie on the 6th October 1927.

1938 – Serge Nubret the French bodybuilder and actor was born on the 6th October 1938 (died 2011).

1942 – Britt Ekland, Swedish actress

1946 – Tony Greig the South African–English cricketer and sportscaster was born on the 6th October 1946 (died 2012).

1951 – Kevin Cronin the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from REO Speedwagon was born on the 6th October 1951.

1954 – David Hidalgo the American singer-songwriter and guitaristfrom Los Lobos was born on the 6th October 1954.

1963 – Elisabeth Shue the American actress was born on the 6th October 1963.

1977 –  The MiG-29 made its first flight on the 6th October 1977.

1978 ~ Johnny O’Keefe the Australian singer-songwriter died on the 19th January 1978 aged 43 (born 19th January 1935).

1979 – Pope John Paul II became the 1st pontiff to visit the White House on the 6th October 1979.

1987 – Fiji became a republic on the 6th October 1987.

2000 – Slobodan Milošević the Yugoslav president resigned on the 6th October 2000.

2007 – Jason Lewis completed the 1st human-powered circumnavigation of the globe on the 6th October 2000.

Today in History for October 6th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

OCTOBER 5 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1550 – Foundation of Concepción city in Chile was on the 5th October 1550.

1665 – The University of Kiel was founded on the 5th October 1665.

1712 – Francesco Guardi the Italian painter was born on the 5th October 1712 (died 1793).

1857 – The City of Anaheim, California was founded on the 5th October 1857.

1858 – Helen Churchill Candee the American author, journalist and survivor of the Sinking of the RMS Titanic was born on the 5th October 1858 (died 1949).

1882 – Robert H. Goddard the American physicist and inventor was born on the 5th October 1882 (died 1945).

1898 – Nachum Gutman the Israeli painter was born on the 5th October 1989 (died 1980).

1902 – Larry Fine the American actor and comedian from The Three Stooges was born on the 5th October 1902 (died 1975).

1902 – Ray Kroc the American businessman was born on the 5th October 1902 (died 1984). Ray Kroc joined McDonald’s in 1954 and built it into the most successful fast food operation in the world.

1903 – Sir Samuel Griffith was appointed the 1st Chief Justice of Australia and Sir Edmund Barton and Richard O’Connor were appointed as foundation justices on the 5th day of October in 1903.

1905 – Wilbur Wright made a world record flight in Wright Flyer III, a distance of 24 miles in 39 minutes, on the 5th day of October in 1905. This world record stood for 3 years until 1908.

1921 – World Series Baseball was broadcast on the radio for the first time on the 5th day of October in 1921.

1922 – Bil Keane the American cartoonist was born on the 5th October 1922 (died 2011).

1924 – Bob Thaves the American cartoonist was born on the 5th October 1924 (died 2006).

1929 – Richard F. Gordon, Jr. the American captain and astronaut was born on the 5th October 1929.

1930 – British Airship R101 crashed in France on the 5th October 1930, while en route to India on its maiden voyage.

1930 – Pavel Popovich the Soviet astronaut was born on the 5th October 1930 (died 2009).

1943 – Steve Miller the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from the Steve Miller Band was born on the 5th October 1943.

1945 – Brian Connolly the Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist from Sweet was born on the 5th October 1945 (died 1997).

1947 – Brian Johnson the English singer-songwriter from AC/DC was born on the 5th October 1947.

1947 – The 1st televised White House address was given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman on the 5th day of October in 1947.

1948 – Tawl Ross the American guitarist from Funkadelic was born on the 5th October 1948.

1950 – Eddie Clarke the English guitarist from Motörhead was born on the 5th October 1950.

1950 – James Rizzi the American painter was born on the 5th October 1950 (died 2011).

1951 – Bob Geldof the Irish singer-songwriter  from The Boomtown Rats was born on the 5th October 1951.

1955 ~ WiLBUR WiLDE the most popular Australian saxophonist was born Nicholas ‘Nick’ Aitken on the 5th October 1955. He is well known for his saxophone playing in OL’ 55 and JO JO ZEP & The FALCONS. Wilbur Wilde became a household name spanning 3 decades, during his 15-years in the house band on Hey Hey It’s Saturday (1984–1999 & 2009–2010). Wilbur also had a very popular drive time show on Vega 91.5fm (now known as Smooth FM) from 2005 to 2008.

1957 – Lee Thompson the English singer-songwriter and saxophonist from Madness was born on the 5th October 1957.

1959 – Maya Lin the American architect, sculptor and designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Civil Rights Memorial was born on the 5th October 1959.

1962 – The James Bond film series was released on the 5th day of October in 1962, with Dr. No as the first in the James Bond film series.

1962 – The Beatles’ 1st single Love Me Do was released in the United Kingdom on the 5th day of October in 1962. The song on side 2 was P.S. I Love You.

1967 – Guy Pearce the English-Australian actor and singer was born on the 5th October 1967.

1969 – Monty Python’s Flying Circus on BBC One TV aired for the first time on the 5th day of October in 1969.

1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) was founded in the United States on the 5th day of October in 1970.

1970 – Josie Bissett the American actress was born on the 5th October 1970.

1970 – Cal Wilson the New Zealand comedian and actress was born on the 5th October 1970.

1975 – Kate Winslet the English actress and singer was born on the 5th October 1975.

1975 – Carson Ellis the American illustrator was born on the 5th October 1975.

1977 – Hugleikur Dagsson the Icelandic cartoonist, scriptwriter and critic was born on the 5th October 1977.

1978 – James Valentine the American guitarist from Maroon 5 was born on the 5th October 1978.

1980 – Paul Thomas the American bass player from Good Charlotte was born on the 5th October 1980.

1984 – Marc Garneau became the 1st Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on the 5th day of October in 1984.

1985 – Nicola Roberts the English singer-songwriter from Girls Aloud was born on the 5th October 1985.

1986 – Israeli secret nuclear weapons were revealed by the British newspaper The Sunday Times with Mordechai Vanunu‘s story on the front page on the 5th day of October in 1986, with the headline: “Revealed – the secrets of Israel’s nuclear arsenal”.

1990 – The Herald broadsheet newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, was published for the last time on the 5th day of October in 1990.

1991Linux kernel version 0.02 was first officially released on the 5th day of October in 1991.

1991 – Betty Who the Australian singer-songwriter was born Jessica Newham in Sydney on the 5th October 1991. Facebook: www.facebook.com/BettyWhoMusic | Twitter: www.Twitter.com/BettyWhoMusic | YouTube video: Betty Who – Somebody Loves You – Official Music Video…

2004 – Rodney Dangerfield the American comedian and actor died on the 5th October 2004 (born 1921).

2011 – Steve Jobs the American businessman and co-founder of Apple Inc. died on the 5th October 2011 (born 1955).

Today in History for October 5th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

OCTOBER 4 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1535 – The Coverdale Bible, also known as the 1st complete English-language Bible was printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale, on the 4th of October in 1535.

1883 – The Boys’ Brigade had the first meeting in Glasgow, Scotland on the 4th of October in 1883.

1935Luna Park in Sydney opened on the 4th of October in 1935. 

1957 – The Space Race started with the launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth, on the 4th of October in 1957.

1957 – Leave It To Beaver premiered on CBS TV on the 4th of October 1957.

1985 – Free Software Foundation was founded in Massachusetts, United States on the 4th of October 1985.

1990Beverly Hills, 90210 the American drama series was first broadcast on the 4th October 1990, to the 17th May 2000. YouTube video: Beverly Hills 90210 ~ Seasons 1-8 Intros…

1997 – The 2nd largest cash robbery in U.S. history ($17.3 million) occurred at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company, on the 4th of October 1997.

2004 – SpaceShipOne won the Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the 1st private craft to fly into space on the 4th of October in 2004.

Today in History for October 4th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

German Unity Day Re-unification Germany celebration Germans celebrating flags crowd Worldcup soccer photo by Arne Müseler

OCTOBER 3 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1283 – Dafydd ap Gruffydd the prince of Gwynedd in Wales, became the 1st nobleman executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered on the 3rd of October in 1283.

1631 – Sebastian Anton Scherer the German composer and organist was born on the 3rd October 1631 (died 1712). YouTube video: Intonatio Primi Toni – Sebastian Anton Scherer…

1762 – Anton Bernolák the Slovak Catholic priest and linguist was born on the 3rd October 1762 (died 15th January 1813 aged 50). Anton Bernolák was the author of the first Slovak language standard.

1778 – Captain James Cook anchored in Alaska on the 3rd of October in 1778.

1835 – The Staedtler Company was founded in Nuremberg, Germany on the 3rd of October in 1835.

1849 – Edgar Allan Poe the American author was found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances on the 3rd of October in 1849. This was the last time Edgar Allan Poe was seen in public before his death.

1938 – Eddie Cochran the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 3rd October 1938 (died 1960).

1942 – The V-2 / A4-rocket launched from Test Stand VII at Peenemünde in Germany, was the 1st man-made object to reach space, on the 3rd of October in 1942.

1949 – WERD the 1st black-owned radio station in the United States, opened in Atlanta, Georgia on the 3rd of October in 1949.

1949 – Lindsey Buckingham the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Fleetwood Mac was born on the 3rd October 1949.

1952 – A nuclear weapon successfully tested by the United Kingdom made them the world’s 3rd nuclear power on the 3rd of October in 1952.

1954 – Stevie Ray Vaughan the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 3rd October 1954 (died 1990).

1955 – The Mickey Mouse Club debuted on ABC TV in the United States on the 3rd of October in 1955.

1959 – Jack Wagner the American actor and singer was born on the 3rd October 1959.

1961 – The Dick Van Dyke Show premiered on CBS-TV in the United States on the 3rd of October in 1961.

1962 – Project MercurySigma 7 was launched from Cape Canaveral, with Astronaut Wally Schirra aboard on the 3rd of October in 1962.

1962 – Tommy Lee, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer (Mötley Crüe

1964 – Buffalo Wings were made for the 1st time at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York on the 3rd of October in 1964.

1969 – Gwen Stefani the American singer-songwriter from No Doubt was born on the 3rd October 1969.

1971 – Kevin Richardson the American singer-songwriter from the Backstreet Boys was born on the 3rd October 1971.

1978 – Jake Shears the American singer-songwriter  from Scissor Sisters was born on the 3rd October 1978.

1979 – Josh Klinghoffer the American musician from Red Hot Chili Peppers was born on the 3rd October 1979.

1980 – Danny O’Donoghue the Irish singer-songwriter from The Script was born on the 3rd October 1980.

1984 – Ashlee Simpson the American singer-songwriter and actress was born on the 3rd October 1984.

1985 – Space Shuttle Atlantis made its maiden flight, Mission STS-51-J, on the 3rd of October in 1985.

1990 ~ RE-UNiFiCATiON Of GERMANY happened on the 3rd of October in 1990. The German Democratic Republic ceased to exist and its territory became part of the Federal Republic of Germany. This historic event is now celebrated as GERMAN UNiTY DAY annually on the 3rd day of October.

German Unity Day Re-unification Germany celebration Germans celebrating flags crowd Worldcup soccer photo by Arne Müseler
Germans celebrating with flags at the Worldcup soccer (photo by Arne Müseler)

*German flags photo by Arne Müseler ~ see the full original image

1995 – O. J. Simpson was acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman on the 3rd of October in 1995.

2003 – Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy was attacked by one of the show’s tigers on the 3rd of October in 2003, causing cancellation of the show until 2009, when they both rejoined the tiger that mauled Roy.

2008 – The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 for the US financial system was signed by President Bush on the 3rd of October in 2008.

Today in History for October 3rd ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

OCTOBER 2 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1535 – Jacques Cartier discovered the area where Montreal, Quebec is now located, on the 2nd of October in 1535.

1552 – Ivan the Terrible commanded the Conquest of Kazan on the 2nd of October in 1552.

1789 – George Washington sent the proposed Constitutional amendments aka The United States Bill of Rights, to the States for ratification on the 2nd of October in 1789.

1904 – Graham Greene the English author, playwright and critic was born on the 2nd of October in 1904 (died 1991).

1925 – John Logie Baird performed the first test of a working television system on the 2nd of October in 1925.

1950 – Charles M. Schulz first published Peanuts on the 2nd of October in 1950.

1958 – Guinea declared its independence from France on the 2nd of October in 1958.

1959 – The Twilight Zone anthology series premiered on CBS television on the 2nd of October in 1959.

1986 ~ Camilla Belle the American actress was born on the 2nd October 1986. Camilla is known for her work on When a Stranger Calls10,000 BCThe QuietPush, and Breakaway. Camilla Belle’s 1st lead role was in the Disney Channel movie Rip Girls in 2000.

1996 – The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments were signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton on the 2nd of October in 1996.

2001 – NATO backed U.S. military strikes following 9/11 on the 2nd of October in 2001.

Today in History for October 2nd ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

Have a TERRiFiC TUESDAY

Have a TERRiFiC TUESDAY orange red sun sky clouds sunsets sunrises photos by Anton K greeting meme
“Have a TERRiFiC TUESDAY” watching the sunset from the rooftop ~ photo by Anton K

Hope you have a TERRiFiC TUESDAY filled with victory and very heroic glory* (see below the photo for the history & meaning of Tuesday)

ABOUT TUESDAY

Tuesday is the day after Monday, and the day before Wednesday. According to the Christian, Islamic and Hebrew calendars it is the Continue reading

OCTOBER 1 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

0959 – Edgar the Peaceable became king of all England on the 1st October 0959.

1729 ~ Anton Cajetan Adlgasser the German organist was born in InzellBavaria on the 1st October 1729 (died 1777 aged 48). Anton was an organist and composer at Salzburg Cathedral and court, and composed liturgical music (including 8 masses and 2 requiems) as well as oratorios and orchestral and keyboard works. Anton moved to Salzburg where he studied under Johann Ernst Eberlin. In 1767 he collaborated with Mozart and Michael Haydn on the oratorio Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots. Mozart had a high regard for Anton’s music, and succeeded him as organist at Salzburg Cathedral in 1777 when he died. Anton died of a stroke suffered while playing the organ at Salzburg in 1777.

1795 – Belgium was conquered by France on the 1st October 1795.

1814 – Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw Europe‘s political map after the defeat of Napoléon the previous spring.

1843 – The News of the World tabloid began publication in London on the 1st of October in 1843.

1847 – Werner von Siemens the German inventor founded Siemens AG & Halske on the 1st of October in 1847.

1880Thomas Edison opened the 1st electric lamp factory on the 1st of October in 1880.

1890 – Yosemite National Park was established by the U.S. Congress on the 1st of October in 1890.

1891 – Stanford University in the U.S. state of California opened its doors on the 1st of October in 1891.

1903 – The Boston Americans played the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st baseball game of the modern World Series on the 1st of October in 1903.

1908 – Ford put the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825 on the 1st of October in 1908.

1935 – Julie Andrews the English actress and singer was born on the 1st October 1935.

1942 – Herb Fame the American singer from Peaches & Herb was born on the 1st October 1942.

1946 – Mensa International was founded in the United Kingdom on the 1st of October in 1946.

1949André Rieu the Dutch violinist, conductor and composer was born in MaastrichtNetherlands on the 1st October 1949. André Rieu official website: www.AndreRieu.com | André Rieu verified Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AndreRieu | André Rieu verified twitter: www.twitter.com/AndreRieu |  André Rieu YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/AndreRieuTV | YouTube video: The Beautiful Blue Danube: André Rieu & his Johann Strauss Orchestra playing “The Beautiful Blue Danube” (An der schönen blauen Donau) by composer Johann Strauss II. Recorded live at Empress Sisi’s castle; Schönbrunn Palace Vienna, Austria with dancers from the famous Austrian Elmayer Dancing School. Clip from the DVD “André Rieu At Schönbrunn, Vienna”. One of André’s biggest and most beautiful specials ever…

1957 – In God We Trust first appeared on U.S. paper currency on the 1st of October in 1957.

1958 – NASA was created to replace NACA on the 1st of October in 1958.

1960 – Nigeria gained independence from the United Kingdom on the 1st of October in 1960.

1961 – Gary Ablett, Sr. the Australian footballer was born on the 1st October 1961.

1962 – The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was first broadcast on the 1st of October in 1962.

1964 – The Free Speech Movement was launched on the campus of University of California, Berkeley on the 1st of October in 1964.

1969 – Concorde broke the sound barrier for the first time on the 1st of October in 1969.

1971 – Walt Disney World opened near Orlando, Florida, United States on the 1st of October in 1971.

1971 – Andrew O’Keefe the Australian television host was born on the 1st October 1971.

1971Mia Freedman the Australian journalist, columnist, author, blogger and media consultant was born on the 1st October 1971. Mia Freedman is also the founder, publisher and editorial director of Mamamia.com.au, launcehed in 2007. Mia Freedman launched parenting website ivillage.com.au in 2012.

1971 – The first brain-scan using x-ray computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) was performed at Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, London on the 1st of October in 1971.

1975 – Seychelles gained internal self-government on the 1st October 1975.

View of Victoria, the capital city of Seychelles, where Prince William & Kate Middleton had beach honeymoon on a private island in May 2011 ( photo by Esskay from Wikipedia)
View of Victoria, the capital city of Seychelles, where Prince William & Kate Middleton had beach honeymoon on a private island in May 2011 ( photo by Esskay from Wikipedia)

1975 – Thrilla in ManilaMuhammad Ali defeated Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines on the 1st of October in 1975.

1976 – Antonio Roybal the American painter and sculptor was born on the 1st October 1976.

1977 ~ Bob Evans the Australian musician who is also known as Kevin Mitchell the vocalist and guitarist in Jebediah was born Kevin Edward Mitchell on the 1st October 1977. YouTube video: Bob Evans – Don’t You Think It’s Time? (2006)…YouTube video: Jebediah – Worlds Away aka the Lockie Leonard TV series theme song)…

1979 – The MTR rapid transit railway system in Hong Kong opened on the 1st October 1979..

1982 – Sony launched the 1st consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101) on the 1st of October in 1982.

1992 – Cartoon Network begun broadcasting on the 1st October 1992..

Today in History for October 1st ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

MERRY MONDAY & A HAPPY NEW MONTH

Merry Monday & a Happy New Month yellow flower Beaumaris Port Phillip Bay Mentone Beach blue sky water clouds AntonK
Merry Monday & A Happy New Month (Photo of Beaumaris Bay in Port Phillip Bay at Mentone Beach by Anton K. Kressnig ~ October 2011)

MONDAYS ON THE 1ST DAY OF THE MONTH

Monday 1st October 2012 ~ Have a Merry Monday and a Happy New Month. Most new months don’t start on a Monday, exactly at the start of the working week. So Monday at the start of this month is a magnificent day to start your New Month’s resolutions.

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SEPTEMBER 30 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1207 – Rumi the Persian mystic and poet was born on the 30th September 1207 (died 1273).

1791 – The Magic Flute was first performed on the 30th of September in 1791, becoming the last opera by Mozart to make its debut. It took place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria.

1832 – Ann Jarvis the American activist and co-founder of Mother’s Day was born on the 30th September 1832 (died 1905).

1860 – Britain’s 1st tram service began in Birkenhead, Merseyside on the 30th of September in 1860.

1895 – Madagascar became a French protectorate on the 30th of September in 1895.

1927 – Babe Ruth became the 1st baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season on the 30th of September in 1927.

1931 – Angie Dickinson the American actress was born on the 30th September 1931.

1934Udo Jürgens the Austrian composer and singer was born in Klagenfurt, Austria on the 30th September 1934. Griechischer Wein – Greek Wine music video…

1935 – Johnny Mathis the American singer-songwriter and actor was born on the 30th September 1935.

1946 – Claude Vorilhon the French UFO advocate and founder Raëlism was born on the 30th September 1946.

1947 – The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, was televised for the first time on the 30th of September in 1947.

1947 – Marc Bolan the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from T. Rex was born on the 30th September 1947.

1954 – Barry Williams the American actor was born on the 30th September 1954.

1955 – James Dean died in a road accident on the 30th of September in 1955, aged 24.

1957 – Fran Drescher the American actress was born on the 30th September 1957.

1961 – Eric Stoltz the American actor, director, and producer was born on the 30th September 1961.

1964 – Robby Takac the American singer-songwriter and bass player from the Goo Goo Dolls was born on the 30th September 1964.

1965Thunderbirds premiered for the first time on British television on the 30th September 1965, but only in the ATV Midlands broadcasting region. Other ATV regions followed within 3 months, with ATV London commencing transmissions on the 25th December 1965. The children’s television series about a rescue organisation was inspired by a real life disaster rescue on the 7th November 1963, when 11 West German miners were rescued from a collapsed mine after surviving for 14 days, an event later known as the Wunder von Lengede (Miracle of Lengede).

1968 – The Boeing 747 was rolled out and shown to the public for the 1st time at the Boeing Everett Factory on the 30th of September in 1968.

1980 – Ethernet specifications were published by Xerox working with Intel & Digital Equipment Corporation on the 30th of September in 1980.

1980 – Camilla d’Errico the Canadian illustrator and painter was born on the 30th September 1980.

1980 – Martina Hingis the Swiss tennis player was born on the 30th September 1980.

1981Ashleigh Moore the Canadian child actress, who played Chrissy in the 1995 film Now and Then was born on the 30th September 1981 (died 10 December 2007 aged 26).

1982 – Lacey Chabert the American actress was born on the 30th September 1982.

1984 – Keisha Buchanan the English singer-songwriter from Sugababes was born on the 30th September 1984.

2004 – The 1st images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat were taken 600 miles south of Tokyo on the 30th of September in 2004.

2012Melbourne Storm won the 2012  National Rugby League Grand Final after defeating the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on the 30th of September in 2012. The final score: Melbourne Storm 14 / Bulldogs 4.

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Today in History for September 30th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

SEPTEMBER 29 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1518 – Tintoretto the Italian painter was born on the 29th September 1518 (died 1594).

1571 – Caravaggio the Italian painter was born on the 29th September 1571 (d. 1610).

1640 – Antoine Coysevox the French sculptor was born on the 29th September 1640 (died 1720).

1703 ~ François Boucher the French painter was born on the 29th September 1703 (died 1770). François Boucher was an advocate of the Rococo style, and known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings of classical themes, decorative allegories, and pastoral scenes. François Boucher was one of the most celebrated decorative artists of the 18th century.

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Oil painting on canvas portrait of Marie-Louise O’Murphy, one of the younger mistresses of King Louis XV of France, painted by François Boucher c.1752 (size: 59 x 73 cm) at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany

1717 – The Guatemala Earthquake of 1717 struck Antigua Guatemala on the 29th September 1717, destroying much of the city’s architecture, which made authorities consider moving the capital to a different city.

1789 – The United States Department of War established a regular army with a strength of several hundred men on the 29th September 1789.

1829 – The Metropolitan Police of London was founded on the 29th September 1829, and later also known as the Met.

1885 – The first practical public electric tramway in the world was opened in Blackpool, England on the 29th September 1885.

1903Diana Vreeland the French noted columnist and editor in fashion was born on the 29th September 1903 in Paris (died 22nd August 1989). Diana Vreeland worked for the Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue fashion magazines, and was a special consultant at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Diana Vreeland was named on the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1964.

1907 – The cornerstone was laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. on the 29th September 1907.

1907 – Gene Autry the American singer and actor was born on the 29th September 1907 (died 1998).

1916 – Carl Giles the English cartoonist was born on the 29th September 1916 (died 1995).

1948 – Bryant Gumbel the American journalist was born on the 29th September 1948.

1954 – The convention establishing CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) was signed on the 29th September 1954.

1955 – Ann Bancroft the American explorer and author was born on the 29th September 1955.

1961 – Julia Gillard the Australian 27th Prime Minister of Australia was born on the 29th September 1961.

1962 – Alouette 1 the 1st Canadian satellite was launched on the 29th September 1962.

1964 – The Argentine comic strip Mafalda was published for the 1st time on the 29th September 1964.

1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro was introduced on the 29th September 1966. The Chevrolet Camaro was originally named the Panther.

1968 – Luke Goss the English singer from Bros was born on the 29th September 1968.

1968 – Matt Goss the English singer/songwriter from Bros was born on the 29th September 1968.

1979 – Pope John Paul II became the 1st pope to set foot on Irish soil on the 29th September 1979, with his pastoral visit to the Republic of Ireland.

1988 – NASA launched STS-26 on the 29th September 1988, for the return to flight mission, after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

1990 – Construction of the Washington National Cathedral was completed on the 29th September 1990.

2004 – The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passed within 4 lunar distances of Earth on the 29th September 2004.

2004 – The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performed a successful spaceflight on the 29th September 2004, the 1st of two required to win the prize.

2008 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 777.68 points on the 29th September 2008, becoming the largest single-day point loss in its history.

2009 – An 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands caused a tsunami on the 29th September 2009.

2012 ~ SYDNEY SWANS won the Australian Football League 2012 Premiership Cup at the AFL Grand Final, after defeating Hawthorn by 10 points at the MCG, on Saturday the 29th of September in 2012. The final score: Sydney Swans 91 / Hawthorn 81. The Swans were founded in 1874, and originally known as the South Melbourne Football Club until they became the first club in the competition to be based outside of Victoria, when they relocated to Sydney in 1982. Sydney was  Sydney Swans official website: www.SydneySwans.com.au 

www. SydneySwans. com.au official website Sydney Swans won 2012 AFL Australian Football League Premiership Cup Grand Final winners footy Adam Goodes
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