Sep 30, 2017
September 30. In 1846, Dr. William Morton performed the first painless tooth extraction using ether. In 1882, the first hydroelectric power plant began operating in Appleton, WI. In 1888, Jack the Ripper killed his 3rd and 4th victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes. In 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 60th homerun of the season, a record that stood for 34 years until broken by Roger Maris. In 1946, 22 top Nazis were found guilty of war crimes by an international military tribunal in Nuremberg. In 1962, on his 4th attempt, James Meredith registered at the University of Mississippi. On the same day, Cesar Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association. In 1997, France’s Roman Catholic Church apologized for its silence during the persecution and deportation of Jews. Happy Birthday, Rumi, Ann Jarvis, W.S. Merwin, Elie Wiesel, Frankie Lymon. It’s Blasphemy Day, which celebrates freedom of expression. Mission: Scream profanities at those who deserve them.