September 30

This Day in History

1938

Munich Pact Signed

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and French leader Edouard Daladier sign the Munich Pact with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, thus giving the Sudetenland away to German conquest. In the summer of … (more...)

1929

"Rocket Fritz" Becomes First Man to Fly Rocket Plane

Fritz von Opel, the grandson of automotive industrialist and founder of the Opel automobile company, Adam Opel, became the first person to fly a rocket plane on this day in 1929. Fritz von Opel … (more...)

1199

"Guide for the Perplexed" to Be Translated

Renowned Jewish philosopher, scientist, and physician, Maimonides (1138-1204) was one of Judaism's most original and influential thinkers. He wrote many works on law, philosophy, and science that … (more...)