September 30, 1918, FEMINISM & Voting Rights: President Wilson addressed Senate asking for passage of federal woman suffrage amendment. Wilson's words on failed to drum up the necessary votes to pass the amendment. click → NYT report on WilsonSeptember 30, 1962, BLACK HISTORY & James H Meredith: hundreds of federal marshals and thousands of Army and National Guard troops met a violent mob of segregationists from all over the South and the University of Mississippi campus became a battleground. Two people were killed: French journalist Paul Guihard was found behind the Lyceum building with a gunshot wound to the back; the second victim was 23-year-old Ray Gunter, a white jukebox repairman who came by out of curiosity. Gunter was found with a bullet wound in his forehead. Hundreds were wounded.click → NYT article
September 30, 1962, César E. Chávez, Dolores Huerta, and the United Farm Workers: The first convention of the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) convened with hundreds of delegates assembled in an abandoned movie theater in Fresno. CA. The group's distinctive flag, a black eagle symbol on a white circle in a red field, was unveiled.September 30, 1964: University of California at Berkeley students and faculty opposed to the war staged the first large-scale antiwar demonstration in the US. Nevertheless, polls showed that a majority of Americans supported President Lyndon Johnson's policy on the war.
September 30, 1965, Vietnam & News Music: Donovan appears on Shindig! in the U.S. and plays Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Universal Soldier". Video of Donovan (may or may not be from Shindig!)
September 30 – October 2, 1966, LSD : Acid Test. San Francisco State College. Whatever It Is Festival.
KRON News Report
September 30, 1978, BLACK HISTORY: Huey Newton convicted in Oakland, Ca. on weapons charges.September 30, 1991, BLACK HISTORY & Medgar Evers: Nashville, TN. The Tennessee State Supreme Court ruled that the state extradite Byron de la Beckwith to stand trial a third time. Mr. Beckwith's lawyer then took the case to the Federal courts, asking for a temporary restraining order to block the extradition. Tennessee agreed to hold Mr. Beckwith until then.NYT articleSeptember 30, 1999, Nuclear news:. five people die in an accident at the Mihama power plant (Japan) in the Fukui province. Hot water and steam leaks from a broken pipe injure seven people. Officials insist that no radiation leaked from the plant, and there was no danger to the surrounding area.