Today is Saturday, Sept. 30, the 273rd day of 2017 with 92 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra. They include Persian poet Rumi in 1207; chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. in 1861; German physicist Hans Geiger, co-inventor of the Geiger counter, in 1882; film director Lewis Milestone (All Quiet on the Western Front) in 1895; novelist Truman Capote in 1924; actor Deborah Kerr in 1921; actor Angie Dickinson in 1931 (age 86); Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel in 1928; singer Johnny Mathis in 1935 (age 82); singer Marilyn McCoo in 1943 (age 74); actor Len Cariou in 1939 (age 78); actor Victoria Tennant in 1950 (age 67); actor Barry Williams in 1954 (age 63); actor Fran Drescher in 1957 (age 60); actor Eric Stoltz in 1961 (age 56); actor Crystal Bernard in 1961 (age 56); actor Monica Bellucci in 1964 (age 53); actor Jenna Elfman in 1971 (age 46); actor Marion Cotillard in 1975 (age 42); tennis star Martina Hingis in 1980 (age 37); U.S. Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Dominique Moceanu in 1981 (age 36); actor Lacey Chabert in 1982 (age 35); actor Kieran Culkin in 1982 (age 35); rapper T-Pain in 1985 (age 32); actor Ki Hong Lee in 1986 (age 31); actor Ezra Miller in 1992 (age 25); actor/dancer Maddie Ziegler in 2002 (age 15).
On this date in history:
In 1630, John Billington, one of the first pilgrims to land in America, was hanged for murder — the first European criminal executed in the American colonies.
In 1846, a dentist in Charleston, Mass., extracted a tooth with the aid of an anesthetic — ether. It was the first time an anesthetic had been used.
In 1927, Babe Ruth set a Major League Baseball record with hisof the season. The mark would stand for 34 years.
In 1938, Germany, France, Britain and Italy met in Munich, Germany, for a conference after which British Prime Minister Neville ChamberlainWorld War II began less than one year later.
In 1946, verdicts were handed down in the. Twelve Nazi leaders were sentenced to death by hanging.
In 1954, the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine,by the U.S. Navy, under the command of Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson.
In 1955, movie idol James Dean died in a car crash at age 24.
In 1962, James H. Meredith, an African American, wasby U.S. marshals, setting off a riot in which two men died before violence was quelled by more than 3,000 soldiers. Meredith enrolled the next day.
In 1993, a 6.2-magnitudeIndia’s Maharashtra state, killing nearly 10,000 people. The disaster primarily affected the Latur and Osmanabad districts.
In 2005, Michael Eisner resigned as CEO of the Walt Disney Co. One week later,his position on the board of the company.
In 1992, the United Statesto the Philippine government after more than a century of use.
In 2008, thousands of worshipers making their way through a narrow passage to a Hindu temple in India for a religious festivalwhen a wall collapsed. Police put the death toll at 224 with more than 100 people injured.
In 2011, a missile from an American drone aircraft strike over Yemen, a U.S.-born Islamic cleric linked to several high-profile terrorist incidents in the United States and subject of a two-year manhunt.
A thought for the day: “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” — John Wooden