Today In History – September 30

Important Events

1520 Suleiman the Magnificent succeeds his father Selam I as Ottoman Sultan (rules till 1566)

1846 Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth

1862 Prussia Minister-President Otto von Bismarck’s delivers his “Blood & Iron” speech

1938 Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany

1946 22 Nazi leaders, including Joachim von Ribbentrop and Hermann Goering, are found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to death or prison at the Nuremberg war trials

Today In Film & TV

1950 Radio’s “Grand Ole Opry” is broadcast on TV for 1st time

Today In Music

1791 Mozart’s opera “Magic Flute” premieres in Vienna

Today In Sports

1934 Babe Ruth’s final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3

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