Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 30

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This is a list of selected September 30 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Independence Day in Botswana (1966); refimprove section
; Blasphemy Day unsure if still being observed (see talk page)
1399 – Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster, deposed Richard II to become Henry IV of England, merging the Duchy of Lancaster with the crown. refimprove section
1744War of the Austrian Succession: The armies of France and Spain won a Pyrrhic victory over the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo near Cuneo, Italy. needs more footnotes
1791The Magic Flute, one of the last operas composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, premiered at Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria. refimprove section
1966Seretse Khama became the first President of Botswana when the Bechuanaland Protectorate gained independence from the United Kingdom. refimprove
1979 – Construction of the Kwun Tong line, the first line of Hong Kong's MTR rapid transit system, was completed. refimprove section
1980Xerox, Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation published the first Ethernet specifications, currently the most widespread wired local area network (LAN) technology. refimprove section
2005 – The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published controversial editorial cartoons depicting Muhammad, sparking protests across the Muslim world by many who viewed them as Islamophobic and blasphemous. neutrality issues
Basia (b. 1954) too much unreferenced



September 30: First day of Rosh Hashanah (Judaism, 2019, AM 5780)

Hotel Ambacang, destroyed by the 2009 Sumatra earthquake
Hotel Ambacang, destroyed by
the 2009 Sumatra earthquake

Honorius of Canterbury (d. 653) · Lucinda Hinsdale Stone (b. 1814) · Catie Ball (b. 1951)

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