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1791 Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" premiered in Vienna, Austria.
1846 Boston dentist William Morton used ether as an anesthetic for the first time as he extracted an ulcerated tooth from merchant Eben Frost.
1938 After co-signing the Munich Agreement allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain said, "I believe it is peace for our time."
1949 The Berlin Airlift came to an end.
1955 Actor James Dean, 24, was killed in a two-car collision near Cholame, Calif.
1962 Black student James Meredith was escorted by federal marshals to the campus of the University of Mississippi, where he enrolled for classes the next day.
1988 Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev retired President Andrei A. Gromyko from the Politburo and fired other old-guard leaders in a Kremlin shake-up.
2001 Under threat of U.S. military strikes, Afghanistan's hard-line Taliban rulers said explicitly for the first time that Osama bin Laden was still in the country and that they knew where his hideout was located.
In The Star
Sept. 30, 1938, in The Star: The governors of three states, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, are expected to attend a long-planned and much-ballyhooed event tomorrow at Fort McClellan: the dedication, at Reilly Field, of the world’s first-ever airport runway paved with cotton-reinforced asphalt. If the technique serves to create a stronger surface and is widely adopted, it could reverse the fortunes of many Southern cotton planters. The event begins at 2 p.m., with military aviators in prominent attendance. Reilly Field is named for Capt. Henry J. Reilly, a career Army man who was killed on duty in China on August 15, 1900.
Sept. 30, 1988, in The Star: Oxford City Council members are considering a projected budget of $6.02 million for fiscal 1989. The operating budget doesn't include the city's $7.25 million sewer project, a one-time expenditure for which a bond was previously floated, Mayor Leon Smith said during last night's budget work session. Finance committee chairman Johnny Bentley said conservative estimates show a $600,000 budget surplus. “The most significant thing about our budget is that unlike most governments at all levels we're not going to sweat bullets worrying where to cut expenditures,” Bentley said. The proposed budget includes a 5 percent across-the-board pay raise for city employees, representing a $53,000 increase, Smith said. The pay raise is the fifth consecutive increase employees have received, he said.
Birthdays for September 30
Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel is 85. Actress Angie Dickinson is 82. Singer Cissy Houston is 80. Singer Johnny Mathis is 78. Actor Len Cariou is 74. Singer Marilyn McCoo is 70. Pop singer Sylvia Peterson (The Chiffons) is 67. Actress Victoria Tennant is 63. Actor John Finn is 61. Rock musician John Lombardo is 61. Singer Deborah Allen is 60. Actor Barry Williams is 59. Singer Patrice Rushen is 59. Actress Fran Drescher is 56. Country singer Marty Stuart is 55. Actor Eric Stoltz is 52. Rapper-producer Marley Marl is 51. Country singer Eddie Montgomery (Montgomery-Gentry) is 50. Emmy-winning actor Tony Hale is 43. Actress Jenna Elfman is 42. Actor Mike Damus is 34. Actor Kieran Culkin is 31. Singer-rapper T-Pain is 29.
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