What Happened On This Day – September 30
2005 Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten publishes controversial cartoon
The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published a controversial cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad. The publication led to riots and protests in many parts of the world.
1966 Botswana becomes independent
Botswana gained independence from the United Kingdom.
1960 Premier of The Flintstones
The animated series The Flintstones premiered on TV. It was set in the stone age and it detailed the lives of the Flintstone and Rubble families. It ran for 6 years until April 1 1966.
1949 Berlin airlift ends
After 15 months of airlifting supplies to Berlin, the Berlin airlift led by American forces came to an end. The Berlin Blockade was an international crisis where the Soviet Union blocked access of Western countries into Berlin.
1744 Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo begins
The battle was fought during the War of the Austrian Succession and ended with the Spanish and French victory over the Kingdom of Sardinia.
Births On This Day – September 30
1983 Adam Jones
American football player
1928 Elie Wiesel
Romanian/American author, Holocaust survivor, Nobel Prize laureate
1924 Truman Capote
1852 Charles Villiers Stanford
Persian mystic, poet
Deaths On This Day – September 30
1987 Alfred Bester
1955 James Dean
1942 Hans-Joachim Marseille
1941 Alice de Janzé
1897 Thérèse of Lisieux