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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's new Cabinet is sworn in after the October 14 federal election. //www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/10/30/cabinet-shuffle.html (CBC News)

Saturday, October 30, 2004

A 163-metre-high radio mast in Peterborough, UK collapses at a fire.

Thursday, October 30, 2003

Malaysia: After 22 years in power, Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad retires. He is succeeded by Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3226343.stm

Wednesday, October 30, 2002

The government of Canada issued a travel advisory to the United States for all Canadian citizens born in Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan or Syria after the United States announced that anyone born in those countries will be photographed and fingerprinted upon arrival in the United States.
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party chose former Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale as their candidate for the United States Senate seat of recently deceased Senator Paul Wellstone from Minnesota.
The European Union accused tobacco company R. J. Reynolds of selling black market cigarettes to drug traffickers and mobsters from Italy, Russia, Colombia and the Balkans.

Monday, October 30, 2000

This is the final date during which there is no human presence in space on October 31, Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been continuously crewed since.

Thursday, October 30, 1997

In Newton, Massachusetts, British au pair Louise Woodward is found guilty of the baby-shaking death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen.

Wednesday, October 30, 1996

Fighting erupts when Banyamulenga Tutsis of Laurent Kabila in Zaire seize Uvira and proceed to kill Hutu refugees.

Saturday, October 30, 1993

Greysteel massacre: Three members of the UDA, a loyalist paramilitary group, attacked a crowded bar in Greysteel, Northern Ireland, with firearms, killing eight civilians and wounding thirteen. The bar was targeted because it was in an Irish nationalist and Catholic area.

Wednesday, October 30, 1991

In Madrid, the Middle East Peace Conference opens, the first direct negotiations between Israel and nearly all its Arab adversaries.

Sunday, October 30, 1983

The first democratic elections in Argentina after 7 years of military rule are held.
South Africa approves a new constitution granting limited political rights to Coloureds and Asians as part of a series of reforms to apartheid.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: At the White House Rose Garden, U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating a federal holiday on the third Monday of every January to honor American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Able Archer 83: Many Soviet officials misinterpret this NATO exercise as a nuclear first strike, causing the last nuclear scare of the Cold War.

Wednesday, October 30, 1974

The Rumble in the Jungle takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire, where Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in 8 rounds to regain the Heavyweight title, which had been stripped from him 7 years earlier.

Tuesday, October 30, 1973

The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time in history.

Saturday, October 30, 1971

Rev. Ian Paisley's Democratic Unionist Party is founded in Northern Ireland.

Friday, October 30, 1970

In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in 6 years causes large floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War.

Monday, October 30, 1967

Hong Kong 1967 riots: British troops and Chinese demonstrators clash on the border of China and Hong Kong.

Wednesday, October 30, 1963

Car manufacturing firm Lamborghini is founded.

Monday, October 30, 1961

The Interstate Commerce Commission's federal order banning segregation at all interstate public facilities officially comes into effect.
Hurricane Hattie devastates Belize City, Belize killing over 270. After the hurricane, the capital moves to the inland city of Belmopan.
Nuclear testing: The Soviet Union detonates a 58-megaton yield hydrogen bomb known as Tsar Bomba over Novaya Zemlya. It remains the largest ever man-made explosion.
Joseph Stalin's body is removed from the Lenin Mausoleum.
The Madame Alexander Doll Club is founded by Margaret Doris Winson of Sweet Springs MO.
The Hungry generation Movement is launched in Calcutta, India.
November ndash The Fantastic Four #1 comic debuts, launching the Marvel Universe and revolutionizing the American comic book industry.

Sunday, October 30, 1960

Dr. Michael Woodruff carries out the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom, in Edinburgh, Scotland, at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Friday, October 30, 1953

Cold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally approves the top secret document of the United States National Security Council NSC 162/2, which states that the United States' arsenal of nuclear weapons must be maintained and expanded to counter the communist threat.

Monday, October 30, 1950

Pope Pius XII witnesses The Miracle of the Sun at the Vatican and defines a new dogma of Roman Catholicism, the Munificentissimus Deus, which says that God took Mary's body into Heaven after her death (the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary).
Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate U.S. President Harry S. Truman, who is staying at the Blair-Lee House in Washington, D.C. during White House repairs.
The Jayuya Uprising is started by Puerto Rican Nationalists against the United States.

Thursday, October 30, 1947

In Long Beach, California, the designer and airplane pilot Howard Hughes carries out the one and only flight of the "Hughes H - 1 Hercules seaplane", the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built and flown. This flight only lasted eight minutes.
The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the foundation of the World Trade Organization (WTO), is established.
An earthquake in the Chilean Andes kills 233 people.

Tuesday, October 30, 1945

International Labour Organization (ILO) In 1945, the organisation's new constitution came into effective.
John H. Johnson publishes the first issue of the magazine "Ebony".
The undivided country of India joins the United Nations. Pakistan is formed and joins later.
Telechron introduces the model 8H59 Musalarm, the first clock radio.

Saturday, October 30, 1943

The Merrie Melodies animated short "Falling Hare", one of the only shorts with Bugs getting out-smarted, is released in the United States.

Thursday, October 30, 1941

WWII: Franklin Delano Roosevelt approves US$1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.
WWII: The destroyer USS \\'\\'Reuben James\\'\\' is torpedoed by a German U-boat near Iceland, killing more than 100 United States Navy sailors.
Last day of carving on Mount Rushmore.
WWII: The destroyer USS "Reuben James" is torpedoed by a German U-boat near Iceland, killing more than 100 United States Navy sailors.

Sunday, October 30, 1938

Orson Welles' radio adaptation of "The War of the Worlds" is broadcast, causing panic in various parts of the United States.

Friday, October 30, 1925

Tuesday, October 30, 1923

İsmet İnönü is appointed as the first prime minister of Turkey.

Monday, October 30, 1922

Benito Mussolini becomes the youngest Premier in the history of Italy.
A broadcasting licence fee of 10 shillings is introduced in the United Kingdom.
3,000 German marks are now needed to buy a single American dollar - triple the figure three months ago.
The Ottoman Empire is abolished and its last sultan Mehmed VI Vahdettin abdicates.

Monday, October 30, 1905

October - The Fauvist artists, led by Henri Matisse and André Derain, first exhibit, at the Salon d'Automne in Paris.
Tsar Nicholas II is forced to grant Russia's first constitution, conceding a national assembly (Duma) with limited powers.

Monday, October 30, 1899

The Augusta High School Building is completed in Augusta, KentuckyAugusta Methodist College shuts down.

Friday, October 30, 1896

Augusta, KY: The Augusta High School cornerstone is laid, marking the end of the Augusta Methodist College.

Tuesday, October 30, 1894

Domenico Menegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in producing pandoro industrially.

Monday, October 30, 1893

November ndash In the United Kingdom, the Local Government Act 1894 is read for the second time in the House of Commons.
The 1893 World's Fair, also known as the World's Columbian Exposition, closes.

Tuesday, October 30, 1883

Two Clan na Gaeldynamite bombs explode in the London underground, injuring several people. The next day, Home SecretaryVernon Harcourt drafts 300 policemen to guard the underground and introduces the Explosives Bill.

Saturday, October 30, 1875

The Theosophical Society is founded in New York by Helena Blavatsky, H. S. Olcott, W. Q. Judge, and others.

Wednesday, October 30, 1861

American Civil War: Citing failing health, Union General Winfield Scott resigns as Commander of the United States Army.
American Civil War: The bill for Missouri's secession from the Union is passed.
The Missouri secession bill is signed by Governor Jackson.

Sunday, October 30, 1853

Taiping Rebellion: The Taiping Northern Expeditionary Force comes within three miles (5 km) of Tianjin.

Saturday, October 30, 1841

A fire at the Tower of London destroys its Grand Armoury and causes a quarter of a million pounds worth of damage.

Sunday, October 30, 1757

Osman III dies and is succeeded as OttomanSultan by Mustafa III.

Saturday, October 30, 1632

Henry II, Duke of Montmorency, is executed for his participation in the rebellion of Gaston, Duke of Orléans against the French king Louis XIII.

Sunday, October 30, 1611

Friday, October 20, 1503 (Julianian calendar)

Queen Isabella I of Spain prohibits violence against native tribes.

Wednesday, October 20, 1501 (Julianian calendar)

The Banquet of Chestnuts is held by Cesare Borgia in the Papal Palace of Rome.

Sunday, October 21, 1470 (Julianian calendar)

The first contact occurs between Europeans and the Fante nation of the Gold Coast, when a party of Portuguese land and meet with the King of Elmina (see also History of Ghana).
Start of the Anglo-Hanseatic War.
In Tonga, in or around 1470, the Tu\'i Tonga dynasty cedes its temporal powers to the Tu'i Ha'atakalaua dynasty, which will remain prominent until about 1600.
Warwick releases Henry VI of England from the Tower and restores him to the throne.
Johann Heynlin introduces the printing press into France and prints his first book that same year.
Between this year and 1700, 8,888 witches are tried in the Swiss Confederation 5,417 of them are executed.
Sir George Ripley (alchemist) dedicates his book "The Compound of Alchemy" to the King Edward IV of England.

Sunday, October 21, 1431 (Julianian calendar)

Treaty of Medina del Co, consolidating peace between Portugal and Castille.

Sunday, October 22, 1340 (Julianian calendar)

Spain: At the Battle of Salado, the kings of Castile and Portugal defeat the Nasrid ruler of Granada and his Moroccan allies.
Valdemar IV of Denmark, son of deceased King Christopher II of Denmark is elected to the throne following 8 years of Interregnum.
Europe has about 74 million inhabitants.

Thursday, October 23, 1270 (Julianian calendar)

The siege of Tunis and the Eighth Crusade end by an agreement between Charles I of Sicily (Louis IX's brother) and the sultan of Tunis.
A census of the Chinese city of Hangzhou establishes that some 186,330 families reside within it, not including visitors and soldiers. (Historian Jacques Gernet argues that this means a population of over 1 million inhabitants, making Hangzhou the most populous city in the world.)
The city of Tabriz, in present-day Iran, is made capital of the Mongol Ilkhanate Empire (approximate date).
Yekuno Amlak overthrows the Ethiopian Zagwe dynasty, claims the throne and establishes the Solomonic dynasty.
In Korea, the Sambyeolcho Rebellion begins against the Goryeo Dynasty, a puppet government of the Mongol Empire.
The independent state of Kutch is founded in present-day India.
The ancient city of Ashkelon is captured from the crusader states and utterly destroyed by the Mamluk sultan Baibars, who goes so far as to fill in its important harbor, leaving the site desolate and the city never to be rebuilt.

Tuesday, October 25, 942 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Marinus II succeeds Pope Stephen VIII as the 128th pope.

Wednesday, October 26, 701 (Julianian calendar)

Pope John VI succeeds Pope Sergius I (died on 8/9 September) as the 85th Pope.
Source: Wikipedia