TODAY IN HISTORY
Today is Sunday, Sept. 30, the 273rd day of 2018. There are 92 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History
On Sept. 30, 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.
On this date
In 1777, the Continental Congress — forced to flee in the face of advancing British forces — moved to York, Pennsylvania.
In 1791, Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" premiered in Vienna, Austria.
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 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."
Actress Angie Dickinson is 87. Singer Cissy Houston is 85. Singer Johnny Mathis is 83. Actor Len Cariou is 79. Singer Marilyn McCoo is 75. Pop singer Sylvia Peterson (The Chiffons) is 72. Actor Vondie Curtis-Hall is 68. Actress Victoria Tennant is 68. Actor John Finn is 66. Rock musician John Lombardo is 66. Singer Deborah Allen is
65. Actor Calvin Levels is 64. Actor Barry Williams is 64. Singer Patrice Rushen is 64. Actress Fran Drescher is 61. Country singer Marty Stuart is
60. Actress Debrah Farentino is 59. Rock musician Bill Rieflin (R.E.M.) is 58. Actress Crystal Bernard is 57. Actor Eric Stoltz is 57. Rapper-producer Marley Marl is 56. Country singer Eddie Montgomery (MontgomeryGentry) is 55. Rock singer Trey Anastasio is 54. Actress Monica Bellucci is 54. Rock musician Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls) is 54. Actress Lisa Thornhill is 52. Actress Andrea Roth is 51. Actress Amy Landecker is 49. Actor Silas Weir Mitchell is 49. Actor Tony Hale is 48. Actress Jenna Elfman is 47. Actor Ashley Hamilton is 44. Actress Marion Cotillard is 43. Actor Christopher Jackson is 43. Actor Stark Sands is 40. Actor Mike Damus is 39. Actress Toni Trucks is 38. Actress Lacey Chabert is 36. Actor Kieran Culkin is 36. Singer-rapper T-Pain is 34.
Thought for Today:
"If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." — Attributed to Catherine the Great, Russian empress (1729-1796).