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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."

To­day’s Birth­days

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).

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