The Republican Herald - - COMMENTARY -

To­day is Satur­day, Sept. 30, the 273rd day of 2017. There are 92 days left in the year.

High­light in his­tory:

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 4-2 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, an 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 anti-gov­ern­ment pro­test­ers, but was al­lowed a highly or­ches­trated ses­sion with de­tained op­po­si­tion leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Five years ago, Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Mitt Rom­ney, writ­ing in The Wall Street Jour­nal, said Pres­i­dent Barack Obama had “mis­un­der­stood” Amer­i­can val­ues in his poli­cies to­ward other coun­tries. Look­ing to lower ex­pec­ta­tions in ad­vance of his first de­bate against Rom­ney, Obama de­scribed him­self as just an “OK” de­bater.

One year ago, Alabama’s Court of the Ju­di­ciary per­ma­nently sus­pended state Chief Jus­tice Roy Moore for de­fy­ing fed­eral court rul­ings on gay mar­riage, say­ing he had vi­o­lated ju­di­cial ethics.

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