35 fun facts for September, 30

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
September 30th carries an array of historical, cultural, and fun facts, including the completion of the Gutenberg Bible, the first use of ether as anesthesia, and the establishment of International Translation Day. Other notable events encompass the debut of "The Flintstones," Botswana's independence, and advancements in technology, such as Ethernet specifications and the first Boeing 747.
35 Fun facts
  1. On September 30, 1452, the first book ever printed, the Gutenberg Bible, was completed by Johann Gutenberg in Germany. This marked the beginning of a new era in the dissemination of information, making books more accessible and affordable to the masses.
  2. On September 30, 1846, American dentist William Morton used ether as an anesthetic for the first time during a dental operation. Administering the gas to a patient before a tooth extraction, this event led to the widespread use of ether during surgeries, revolutionizing medicine.
  3. September 30, 1868, marks the first publication of the Spanish satirical magazine, "La Flaca." Founded by satirist Narcís Oller and artist Mariano Pina, the publication mocked the Spanish government and societal norms of the time.
  4. September 30 is International Translation Day, celebrating the work of translators worldwide. This day recognizes the importance of language professionals in connecting nations, fostering understanding between cultures, and building a more inclusive world.
  5. On September 30, 1895, French physicist and Nobel Prize winner Jean Baptiste Perrin discovered evidence of atoms through his work on colloidal suspensions. This breakthrough had important implications for the development of atomic theory.
  6. On September 30, 1935, the Hoover Dam, one of the largest dams in the world, was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The dam, which took approx. five years to construct, provides water and hydroelectric power to millions of people in the southwestern United States.
  7. September 30 is National Mud Pack Day in the United States, a day to indulge in the therapeutic and beautifying properties of mud packs. Often used in spa treatments, mud packs can improve skin texture, increase circulation, and relax tired muscles.
  8. On September 30, 1949, the Berlin Airlift officially ended. The 15-month-long operation had seen more than 2.3 million tons of food and supplies delivered to the residents of West Berlin, who were cut off from transportation by land due to a Soviet blockade.
  9. On September 30, 1955, American actor James Dean died tragically in a car accident at the age of 24. Known for his portrayal of troubled youth, Dean remains a cultural icon, remembered for his work in films like "Rebel Without a Cause" and "East of Eden."
  10. On September 30, 1960, the animated television show "The Flintstones" made its debut. The show, which was the first prime-time animated television series, follows the lives of a prehistoric family and their Stone Age adventures.
  11. September 30 is Botswana Day, celebrating the country's independence from the United Kingdom. On this day in 1966, Botswana declared its independence, and it has since developed into one of the most stable and prosperous African countries.
  12. On September 30, 1968, the first Boeing 747 rolled out of its assembly plant in Everett, Washington. The 747 revolutionized air travel, becoming the most iconic and widely recognized airplane in the world.
  13. On September 30, 1980, Ethernet specifications were published, paving the way for modern computer networking. Ethernet technology has since become the standard method for connecting computers in local area networks (LANs).
  14. September 30 is National Hot Mulled Cider Day in the United States. This day celebrates the warm, spiced, and fruity beverage that is a popular treat during the fall season, bringing people together over a comforting cup.
  15. On September 30, 1982, cyanide-laced Tylenol killed seven people in the United States. This criminal act led to the establishment of stricter regulations on over-the-counter medication and the development of tamper-evident packaging.
  16. September 30 is Blasphemy Day, a day that aims to promote free speech and the importance of the separation of religion from government. The day encourages open discussion, criticism, and debate on religious topics, with tolerance towards differing opinions.
  17. September 30 is National Love People Day in the United States, a day dedicated to showing love, kindness, and appreciation to others. It is an opportunity to spread positivity and make a difference in the lives of those around us.
  18. On September 30, 1993, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process reached an important milestone with the signing of the Oslo Accords. The agreement aimed to establish a framework for peace and eventual Palestinian self-government in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
  19. On September 30, 1994, the first official Internet domain, Symbolics.com, was sold for the first time. The sale of this domain marked a significant step in the commercialization of the Internet, which has since evolved into a central part of modern life.
  20. September 30, 2004, saw the opening of California's SpaceShipOne, making history as the first privately-funded manned spacecraft to reach space. Designed by Burt Rutan, the project's success demonstrated that commercial space travel was a viable possibility for the future.
  21. On September 30, 2005, controversial Danish cartoons depicting the Islamic Prophet Muhammad were published, sparking worldwide protests and heated debates on freedom of expression, religion, and tolerance.
  22. September 30 is Orange Shirt Day in Canada, a day to honor and remember the experiences of Indigenous peoples who were subjected to residential schools. The day aims to promote awareness, understanding, and healing through community gatherings and events.
  23. On September 30, 2008, the Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced its largest point drop in history up to that point, falling 777.68 points as the global financial crisis unfolded. This was a significant moment in what would become the Great Recession.
  24. On September 30, 2009, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio beat out other candidate cities Madrid, Tokyo, and Chicago to be the first South American city to host the prestigious event.
  25. September 30 is National Chewing Gum Day in the United States. This day recognizes the sweet treat that has been enjoyed by people worldwide for thousands of years, as well as its potential benefits such as relieving stress and improving concentration.
  26. On September 30, 2012, Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber performed at the first-ever concert in outer space, live-streaming the event from a zero-gravity capsule to raise money for charity.
  27. On September 30, 2014, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission began orbiting Mars to study the planet's atmosphere and climate history. The mission's discoveries are expected to provide important insights into the evolution of Mars and the potential for life on other planets.
  28. On September 30, 2015, President Barack Obama declared the tallest peak in North America, Mount McKinley, to be renamed Denali, the name given to the mountain by Alaska's indigenous peoples.
  29. September 30 is International Podcast Day, a day to celebrate the power of podcasts and their role in unifying communities and promoting the exchange of ideas. The day encourages people to share their favorite podcasts and engage in discussions about podcasting.
  30. On September 30, 2016, musician Bob Dylan became the first songwriter to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Recognized for his poetic expressions and unique voice in American song tradition, Dylan's achievement was a milestone in the recognition of songwriting as literature.
  31. On September 30, 2016, the Rosetta spacecraft concluded its mission orbiting the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, providing important data about the comet's composition and helping scientists better understand the formation of the solar system.
  32. September 30 is International Bladder Health Day, a day to raise awareness about bladder health issues and promote research, diagnosis, and treatment for various bladder conditions.
  33. On September 30, 2019, the world's first-ever 5G-based cervical cancer screening system was implemented in China, marking an important step toward telemedicine advancements for cancer prevention and treatment.
  34. On September 30, 2020, popular app TikTok was saved from a ban in the United States by a federal judge who granted a preliminary injunction. The ruling temporarily halted the Trump Administration's plan to remove the app from American app stores due to national security concerns.
  35. September 30 is National Black Dog Day in the United States. The day raises awareness about the lower adoption rates of black dogs in animal shelters, encouraging people to adopt these pets by showcasing their unique qualities and debunking myths surrounding them.