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This Day in History for September 30 – James Dean Dies and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1918 – President Woodrow Wilson gives a speech before Congress in support of granting women the right to vote (More info)

1927 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season, a record that stood for 34 years (More info)

1949 – The Berlin Airlift ends after 15 months and more than 250,000 flights (More info)

1955 – James Dean, star of ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ and ‘Giant,’ dies in a car accident at the age of 24 (More info)

1962 – James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation and setting off a deadly riot (More info)

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