October 30 Events in History - October 30 Birthdays - October 30 Deaths



2014 Israel closes visitation to Jerusalem's Temple Mount, citing security concerns after the shooting of Israeli activist Yehudah Glick; Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas claims that the action is a 'declaration of war'
2014 Microsoft Corp today begins selling a fitness tracking armband called Microsoft Band that links to a free web-based tracking app; the software will work across iOS and Android platforms in addition to Windows
2013 A cross-party royal charter allowing for the regulation of the British press is granted by the UK Privy Council despite a last-minute court challenge by the newspaper industry
2013 Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia, becomes the first head of state to visit with Kim Jong-un in North Korea since he became Supreme Leader
2012 Anglo-Irish poet laureate Cecil Day-Lewis' archive, which inclues manuscripts and a letter from W. H. Auden are donated to Oxford University's Bodelian Library by Tamasin and Daniel Day-Lewis
2012 George Lucas sells Lucasfilm Ltd. to the Walt Disney Company for $4.05 billion; the sale includes the rights to the 'Indiana Jones' and 'Star Wars' franchises
2011 Australia's Qantas airlines and its unions are ordered to settle their industrial dispute within 21 days
2011 Columbian voters participate in local gubernatorial and mayoral elections which include Medellin, Cali and Bogota
2010 The U.S. launches a search for the people behind an attempt to mail bombs to synagogues and places of worship in Chicago, Illinois
2010 Eastern Japan braces itself as Typhoon Chaba heads its way, carrying winds of up to 162 kilometers per hour near its center
1997 "Cherry Orchard," opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City
1997 Shirley Allen, 51, held Illinois police off for 39 days captured
1995 Quebec Referendum votes to remain part of Canada
1994 Leftist coalition wins Marcedonia parliamentary election
1994 Thomas Nicely reports bug in Intel's Pentium-processor on Internet
1994 U.S. wins Nichirei LPGA Golf International
1993 Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
1992 Metropolitan Transportation Authority begins installing automated fare collection turnstiles
1991 Colombian government negotiate with M-19-guerrilla
1991 Mark Sauer becomes CEO of Pittsburgh Pirates
1991 Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid Spain
1991 Singer Clint Black (34) weds actress Lisa Hartman (29)
1990 England and France complete Chunnel
1989 August A Busch III becomes CEO of St. Louis Cardinals
1989 Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)
1988 2 gambling clubs and 1 player share 61.38 M California lotto jackpot
1988 Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
1988 Jim Elliott (U.S.) completes 24-hour paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
1988 New York Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time
1986 Discovery moves to OPF where more than 200 modification are made
1985 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A)-Challenger 9-launched
1984 Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins AL Cy Young Award
1982 Portugal revises constitution
1980 Honduras and El Salvador settle their boundary dispute
1980 NASA launches Flt Satcom-4
1979 NASA launches space vehicle S-203
1979 Richard Arrington elected mayor of Birmingham
1978 Uganda troops attack Tanzania
1977 Panama 747SP lands after polar flight around Earth in record 54:07
1976 "Going Up" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 49 performances
1976 Jane Pauley becomes news co-anchor of Today Show
1976 Reverend Joseph Evans elected president of United Church of Christ
1975 Giants pitcher John "the Count of" Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year
1975 John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals
1975 Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
1975 New York Daily News runs headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead"
1974 California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)
1974 Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award
1974 Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire
1973 Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award
1972 45 die in a train crash in Chicago, Illinois
1972 Worst U.S. rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago
1970 KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1969 WXPO (now WNDS) TV channel 50 in Manchester, New Hampshire (IND) 1st broadcast
1968 Jaqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios
1968 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Lars Onsager (thermodynamics)
1968 Nobel prize for physics awarded to Luis Alvarez (bubble chamber)
1968 Queen Juliana opens IJ tunnel in Amsterdam
1967 Arthur Allyn says White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968
1967 Ferdinand Bracke bicycles world record time (48,093 km)
1967 U.S.S.R. Kosmos 186 and 188 make 1st automatic docking and Venmera 13 launch
1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open
1965 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Las Cruces Golf Open
1965 Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia
1964 Tran Van Huong appointed premier of South Vietnam
1963 Morocco and Algeria signs cease fire
1963 Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP award
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1961 Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb
1961 U.N. unanimously elects U Thant acting Secretary General of the U.N.
1961 Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square
1960 Guatemala's "La Hora" reports plan for invasion on Cuba
1957 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow
1957 Soviet Union launches, Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika
1957 WLWI (now WTHR) TV channel 13 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) 1st broadcast
1957 WYTV TV channel 33 in Youngstown, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Israel captures Egyptian militay post at El-Thamad
1956 Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to a real estate group They agree to stay until 1959, with an option to stay until 1961
1955 Imtiaz Ahmed scores 209 vs. New Zealand, the record for a no 8 batsman
1954 Linus Pauling won the Nobel prize in chemistry
1954 U.S. Armed Forces end segregation of races
1953 Dr. Albert Schweitzer and General George C Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize
1952 Clarence Birdseye sells 1st frozen peas
1951 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1950 David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres
1949 "Lost in the Stars" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 281 performances
1949 Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's musical premieres in New York City
1948 20 die and 6,000 made ill by smog in Donora Pennsylvania
1948 Operation Hiram: Israelis take control of Galilee
1947 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva
1947 Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris
1945 Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals
1945 U.S. government announces end of shoe rationing
1944 Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring," premieres in Washington D.C.
1944 Anne Frank (of Diary fame) is deported from Auschwitz to Belsen
1944 Last transport for Auschwitz arrives in Birkenau
1944 Scottish Highlanders liberate Waalwijk
1944 Sweden announces intention to stay neutral and refuse sanctuary in WW II
1944 Tholen Island freed
1943 Italian director Federico Fellini marries actress Giulietta Masina
1943 Molotov-Eden-Cordell Hull accord over operations at UN
1943 Soviet forces under Tolbuchin stick Sivash-bay about
1942 8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault
1942 U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise reaches Noumea
1941 USS Reuben James torpedoed by Germans, even though U.S. is not in war
1940 Cole Porters musical "Panama hattie," premieres in New York City
1939 U.S.S.R. and Germany agree on partitioning Poland, Hitler deports Jews
1939 German U boat fails on attack of English battleship Nelson with Winston Churchill, Dudley Pound and Charles Forbes aboard
1938 Orson Welles panics a nation with broadcast of "War of the Worlds"
1931 W2XB TV channel 1 in New York City, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting
1930 Turkey and Greece sign a treaty of friendship
1925 KUT-AM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions
1922 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the New York Giants pay $65,000 and 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 and is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)
1922 Mussolini forms government in Italy
1919 Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball
1918 Slovakia asks for creation of Czechoslovakian state
1917 British government gives final approval to Balfour Declaration
1914 Allied offensive at Ypres (Belgium) begins
1911 Clark Griffith is named manager of Washington Senators
1905 "October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties
1905 G.B. Shaw's "Mrs Warren's Profession," premieres in New York City
1905 Tsar of Russia accepts 1st Duma (Parliament)
1901 Battle at Bakenlaagte: Lt-colonel Bensons unit vs Boers
1900 1st-ever U.S. auto show opens in Madison Square Garden in New York City
1899 Battle at Ladysmith Natal: Boers beat Lieutenant-General Whites army
1899 British Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill reaches Capetown
1896 Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes 1st female senator
1894 Daniel Cooper patents time clock
1893 Senate approves repealing Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890
1888 John J Loud patents ballpoint pen
1888 Ndebele-king Lobengula grants Cecil Rhodes, Mashonaland 100 pounds per month
1886 Great Britain/Germany divide boundaries in East-Africa
1883 Austria-Hungary/Germany/Romania signs military treaty
1873 P. T. Barnum's circus, "Greatest Show on Earth," debuts (New York City)
1871 Philadelphia Athletics beat Chicago for 1st National Association baseball pennant
1868 John Menard of Louisiana is 1st black elected to Congress
1866 Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington Missouri ($2000)
1864 Helena, Montana's capital, founded
1862 Dr. Richard Gatling patents machine gun
1851 Alfred de Mussets "Bettine," premieres in Paris
1772 Captain Cook arrives with ship Resolution in Capetown
1768 1st Methodist church in U.S. initiated (Wesley Chapel, New York City)
1739 England declares war on Spain: War of Jenkin's Ear
1697 Germany signs French/English/Spanish/Netherlands/Brandenburgs peace treaty ending 9 year War
1629 King Charles I gives Bahamas to Sir Robert Heath
1611 Gustaaf II Adolf (17) becomes king of Sweden
1534 English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church - a role formerly held by the Pope
1503 Queen Isabella of Spain bans violence against indians
1493 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Dominica
1489 Peace of Tours, between emperor Maximilian I and Flemings
1485 King Henry VII Tudor crowned "Yeomen of the Guard"
1468 Charles the Stout occupies and plunders Luik
1389 French king Charles VI visits pope Clemens VII
1270 8th and last crusade is launched
1077 German king Henry IV gives away bisdom Utrecht county Staveren
942 Alberic nominates Pope Marinus II (Martinus III)
701 John VI of Greece begins his reign as Catholic Pope











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