TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Sept. 30, 1791
Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” premiered in Vienna, Austria.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1777
The Continental Congress — forced to flee in the face of advancing British forces — moved to York, Pennsylvania.
After co-signing the Munich Agreement allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain said, “I believe it is peace for our time.”
Actor James Dean, 24, was killed in a two-car collision near Cholame, California.
Roberto Clemente hit a double against John Matlack of the New York Mets during Pittsburgh’s 5-0 victory at Three Rivers Stadium; the hit was the 3,000th and last for the Pirates star.