This Day In History- Roberto Clemente became 11th player to get 3,000 hits

September 30th

Today in 1630,John Billington was hanged for murder. He was the first criminal to be executed in the American colonies.

Today in 1846,dentist William Morton used ether as an anesthetic for the first time on a patient in his Boston office.

Today in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated Boulder Dam, which is now known as Hoover Dam.

Today in 1927,Babe Ruth broke his own record for most homers in a season when he hit his 60thhome run.

Today in 1955,James Dean was killed when his sports car crashed. He was just 24. Less than a month later, (on October 27th), “Rebel Without a Cause” – the only movie where he received top billing – was released.

Today in 1956,an international tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany –known as the Nuremberg Trials– convicted 22 top Nazi officials of war crimes during W.W.II.

Today in1972,Roberto Clemente became 11th baseball player to get 3,000 hits.

Today in 1988,Robin Givens said during a TV interview with Barbara Walters that her husband Mike Tyson was a “manic-depressive” and that she was afraid of him. Tyson sat quietly next to her, despite her claims. The couple soon split and divorced the following year.

Today in 1988,John Lennon posthumously received a star on Hollywood's "Walk of Fame."

Today in 1992,George Brett of the Kansas City Royals got his 3000thhit. He was the 18thplayer in major league history to do so.

Today in 1992,Congressapproved a bill requiring the release of nearly all government files concerning the assassination of President Kennedy.

Today in 1998,the General Accounting Office (GAO) reported that Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and his predecessor, Robert Fiske,had spent more than $54-million on the investigation of President Clinton's Arkansas land deals, which was expanded to include the probe of the Monica Lewinsky affair.

Today in 1999,the San Francisco Giants played the Los Angeles Dodgers in the last baseball game at Candlestick Park(3Com Park); the Dodgers won, 9-4.

Today in 2004, the first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat were taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.

Today in 2007,Brett Favre became the NFL’s all-time career leader in touchdown passes, connecting with Greg Jennings on a 16-yard TD strike to give him 421 for his career. Favre surpassed the career mark set by Hall of Famer Dan Marino.

Today in 2014,the CDC confirmed the first case of Ebola Virus in the United States Dallas, Texas. The patient? Thomas Duncan, who had arrived at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on September 25th.

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