TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

New Haven Register (Sunday) (New Haven, CT) - - KICKOFF -

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

1777

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

1846

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

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).

1955

Ac­tor James Dean, 24, was killed in a twocar col­li­sion near Cho­lame, Cal­i­for­nia.

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