Sept. 30: Day in History

Sep 30, 2011 4:31pm

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Sept. 30 is International Translation Day, a day to acknowledge the vital work done by translators and interpreters around the world.  The date was selected by the International Federation of Translators to coincide with the Christian Feast of St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators.

Also on this Day:

1947: First Televised World Series

The New York Yankees played the Brooklyn Dodgers in the first televised baseball World Series.  The Yankees won the first game 5-3, and went on to win the series.

1955: James Dean Dies

U.S. film actor James Dean dies at age 24 from a car accident in California.  “Rebel Without a Cause” and “Giant” had yet to be released at the time of his death.

1962: James Meredith Challenges Segregation

After multiple attempts, African-American student James Meredith successfully registers for classes at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.  The move toward desegregation on campus sparked a series of riots.

1982: Tylenol Poisoning

Outside of Chicago, Tylenol laced with cyanide causes at least seven deaths.

2005: Bird Flu Fears

 

As the H5N1 bird flu spreads through Asia, United States starts preparing for outbreak.

 

Famous Birthdays:

1882 Hans Geiger

1924 Truman Capote

1928 Elie Wiesel

1945 Ehud Olmert

1957 Fran Drescher

1982 Kieran Culkin

 

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