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5 Fun Facts About September 30 In Pennsylvania History

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1. On September 30, 1779, a group of Loyalist soldiers attacked the town of Mill Creek in Chester County. The battle lasted all day and left many wounded and dead on both sides. The town was eventually burned to the ground.

2. In 1842, the first crematory in America was built in Washington, Pennsylvania. The facility was used for many years until it was closed down in the early 1900s.

3. On September 30, 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season, setting a new record that would stand until 1961. The game was played at Shibe Park in Philadelphia and was attended by more than 38,000 fans.

4. The Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve, located near Altoona, opened on September 30, 1854. The curve was created to help trains climb the steep incline of the Allegheny Mountains, and it is still in use today.

5. On September 30, 2004, the Philadelphia Phillies played their final game at Veterans Stadium. The stadium had been their home since 1971 and was the site of many memorable moments, including the 1980 World Series championship.
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