History is fascinating. It tells us stories of our very own past and helps us to evaluate what we did right in the past and what we did wrong. It helps us analyze our present condition and helps us shape our future. So, in this article, let us learn about the events that happened Today in History – September 30, in both India and in world.
What Happened On This Day in History – September 30
Today in History – September 30: “India”
1687: The Golconda fort close to Hyderabad was captured by Aurangzeb from Tana Shah – the Qutub Shahi Sultan because a general of Tana Shah – General Panni – betrayed him.
1992: Indian Kashmir zone shelled by troops of Pakistan.
1989: India launches INS Shalki in Bombay. It was India’s first indigenously built submarine.
1996: Capital city of the state of Tamil Nadu was renamed as Chennai. The previous name was Madras.
1997: Pakistani troops open unprovoked firing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kargil town. 30 people were injured and 20 civilians were killed in that firing.
1997: India successfully test fires Akash missile. It is a multi-target surface-to-air missile.
2000: Miss World beauty pageant won by Priyanka Chopra.
Today in History – September 30: “World”
489: For the second time, the Odoacer forces were defeated at Verona in the Battle of Verona by King Theoderic the Great-led Ostrogoths.
737: The Battle of Baggage takes place in which, the invasion of Khuttal by Umayyad Chaliphate was driven back by Turgesh. The Umayyad forces were pursued to the south and their baggage was captured by the Turgesh.
1399: Henry IV was declared as England’s King.
1551: Yamaguchi sees a coup by Ōuchi clan forces’ military establishment. Ōuchi lord – Ōuchi Yoshitaka committed suicide. The city was burned down during the coup. The incident became known as Tainei-ji incident.
1744: In the Battle of Madonna dell’Olmo, the Kingdom of Sardinia was defeated by Spain and France.
1860: In Merseyside’s Birkenhead, the first tram service of Britain began.
1882: The first hydroelectric commercial power plant of Thomas Edison started its operation in Appleton, Wisconsin. The exact location was on Fox River.
1888: Elizabeth Stride becomes the third victim of Jack the Ripper. On the same day Catherine Eddowes was also killed, becoming the fourth victim of the killer.
1938: Intentional bombing of civilian population was unanimously outlawed by League of Nations.
1949: Berlin Airlift comes to an end.
1965: A coup was attempted by 30 September Movement against the government of Indonesia. It failed as the military led by Suharto crushed the movement. In following days, 500,000 people were killed during a mass anti-communist purge.
1999: Second-worst nuclear accident in Japan – the Tokaimura nuclear accident – claims lives of two technicians.