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On September the 30th
The Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, published a set of controversial drawings of the Prophet Muhammad, which sparked a violent reaction by Muslim communities around the world.
A strong earthquake hit India's district of Marathwada resulting in the death of tens of thousands of people.
Six people died in Chicago, after taking cyanide-laced Tylenol pills. The incident has since been known as the Tylenol murders. The culprit was never arrested, but the incident changed laws regarding the packaging of over the counter medicine.
Italian actress and model, Monica Bellucci, was born in Umbria, Italy. She began her modelling career as a way of earning money which would help her pursue her law school studies, but was subsequently lured to the entertainment industry full time.
James Meredith entered the University of Mississippi, under the protection of US Marshals, defying segregation. He became a historic figure in the Civil rights movement of the United States.
American actor, Eric Stoltz, was born in California, USA. While he has achieved a fairly popular status in Hollywood, he widely performs in independent films.
The United States submarine USS Nautilus was commissioned. It was the world's first vessel that was powered by a nuclear reactor. It was decommissioned on the 3rd of March 1980.
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan joined the United Nations.
Prime Minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert, was born in what was then the British Mandate of Palestine. During August 2006 he ordered Israeli forces to attack neighbouring Lebanon after the militant group Hezbolah took two Israeli soldiers hostage during a border raid.
The League of Nations unanimously outlawed the intentional bombing of civilian populations.
American author, Truman Capote, was born in New Orleans, USA. He is considered as one of the distinguished writers of the second half of the 20th century.
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