TODAY IN HIS­TORY

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On Sept. 30, 1947, the World Se­ries was broad­cast on tele­vi­sion for the first time; the New York Yan­kees de­feated the Brook­lyn Dodgers 5-3 in Game 1 (the Yan­kees went on to win the Se­ries four games to three). On this date:

In 1777, the Con­ti­nen­tal Congress — forced to flee in the face of advancing Bri­tish forces — moved to York, Penn­syl­va­nia.

In 1846, Bos­ton den­tist Wil­liam Mor­ton used ether as an anes­thetic for the first time as he ex­tracted an ul­cer­ated tooth from mer­chant Eben Frost.

In 1917, leg­endary jazz drum­mer and band­leader Bernard "Buddy" Rich was born in Brook­lyn, New York.

In 1927, Babe Ruth of the Yan­kees hit his 60th homer of the sea­son to break his own ma­jor-league record dur­ing a 42 vic­tory over the Wash­ing­ton Se­na­tors.

In 1938, 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."

In 1949, the Ber­lin Air­lift came to an end.

In 1952, the mo­tion pic­ture "This Is Cin­erama," which in­tro­duced the triple-cam­era, triple-pro­jec­tor Cin­erama widescreen process, pre­miered at the Broad­way The­atre in New York.

In 1955, ac­tor James Dean, 24, was killed in a two-car col­li­sion near Cho­lame, Cal­i­for­nia.

In 1962, James Mered­ith, a black stu­dent, was es­corted by fed­eral mar­shals to the cam­pus of the Univer­sity of Mis­sis­sippi, where he en­rolled for classes the next day; Mered­ith's pres­ence sparked ri­ot­ing that claimed two lives.

In 1972, Roberto Cle­mente hit a dou­ble against Jon 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.

In 1982, the sit­u­a­tion com­edy "Cheers" pre­miered on NBC-TV.

In 1997, France's Ro­man Catholic Church apol­o­gized for its si­lence dur­ing the sys­tem­atic per­se­cu­tion and de­por­ta­tion of Jews by the pro-Nazi Vichy regime.

Ten years ago: A U.N. en­voy failed to meet with Myan­mar's top two junta lead­ers in his ef­fort to per­suade them to ease a vi­o­lent crack­down on antigov­ern­ment pro­test­ers, but was al­lowed a highly or­ches­trated ses­sion with de­tained op­po­si­tion leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee). Ger­many de­feated Brazil 2-0 in the fi­nal of the Women's World Cup held in Shang­hai.

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