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CEOAFRICA History Corner: September 30 in focus
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Fri, 30 Sep 2022   ||   Nigeria,

Today on history corner, we wish to bring you greetings from Nigeria, as she celebrates 62 years of self-rule. This day, exactly 62 years ago, celebrations and excitements were extremely high, as Nigerians were hopeful that independence from the Great Britain means that the country is on her path to greatness. After about six decades, what does the country present, have the aspirations been dashed or kept alive? The establishment of New York city also took place on this day many years ago.
September 30, 489 
Germanic King of Italy Odoacer attacked Ostrogothic leader, Theodoric the Great, at the Battle of Verona and was defeated again. 
September 30, 1124 
Orval abbey church consecrated in South-East Belgium.
September 30, 1199 
Rambam (Maimonides) authorized Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate Guide of Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew. 
September 30, 1399 
King Richard II of England's (supposed) abdication read out in the House of Commons by the Archbishop of Canterbury. In reality, he was deposed by his cousin and successor, Henry IV. 
September 30, 1520 
Suleiman the Magnificent succeeded his father Selam I as Ottoman Sultan (rules till 1566).
September 30, 1555 
Bishop of Oxford Nicholas Ridley was sentenced to death as a heretic.
September 30, 1744 
France and Spain defeated the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.
September 30, 1808 
Covent Garden Theatre Royal was destroyed by fire in London.
September 30, 1868 
Spain's Queen Isabella was deposed and fled to France.
September 30, 1898 

City of NY (New York) was established.

September 30, 1922 
Government of Alexandros Zaimis was formed in Greece.
September 30, 1924 
Allies stopped checking on German navy.
September 30, 1934 
Charley O'Leary became the oldest person at 58 to get a hit in the majors.
September 30,1941
1 German assault on Moscow, Operation Typhoon, began.
September 30, 1949 
American chemist Percy L. Julian at the Glidden Company announced an improved method for producing cortisone.
September 30, 1955 
American actor and cultural icon, James Dean was killed in a car crash aged 24.
September 30, 1958 
French Guinee became Independent Republic of Guinea.
September 30, 1960 
On the eve of the proclamation of Nigeria’s independence on 1 October 1960, the United Kingdom sent its congratulations to the Nigerian Prime Minister Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.
September 30, 1960 
One this day, some of the pre-independence programmes took place in Nigeria. They included: Special Muslim services across the country, foundation stone of independence building, laid at King’s College Road and State banquet at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island.
September 30, 1966 
Bechuanaland, in southern Africa, gained independence from Great Britain, became Republic of Botswana.
September 30, 1970 
New American Bible was published.
September 30, 1980 
Iran rejected a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

September 30, 1989 
NASA closed down tracking stations in Hawaii & Ascension.
September 30, 1997 
Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 4.
September 30, 2005 
The controversial drawings of Muhammad were printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
September 30, 2006 
National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Constitutional Act that proclaimed the new Constitution of Serbia.
September 30, 2009 
In Nigeria, the redesigned ₦50, ₦10 and ₦5 banknotes were converted to polymer substrate following the successful performance of the ₦20 (polymer) banknote. Thus, all lower denomination banknotes became printed in the polymer substrate.
September 30, 2012 
Car bomb blast, killed at least 32 people across Iraq.
September 30, 2014 
A case of Ebola Virus reached Dallas, Texas.
September 30, 2016 
Nigerian troops killed seven Niger Delta militants in Bakassi, Cross River.
September 30, 2017 
Indonesian man survived a fight with giant python 7.8m long in Batang Gansal.
September 30, 2020 
California became the 1st US state to pass a law allowing for reparations for black residents and descendants of slaves.
September 30, 2015 
Burkina Faso's interim President Michel Kafando was re-instated a week after a military coup.
September 30, 2021 
Canada observed its first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, honoring victims and survivors of residential schools for indigenous children.


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