Thursday, October 30, 2008
Saturday, October 30, 2004
Thursday, October 30, 2003
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.
Thursday, October 30, 1997
Wednesday, October 30, 1996
Saturday, October 30, 1993
: 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.
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.
Wednesday, October 30, 1974
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.
, the worst monsoon
to hit the area in 6 years causes large flood
s, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam
Hong Kong 1967 riots: British troops and Chinese demonstrators clash on the border of China and Hong Kong.
Wednesday, October 30, 1963
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.
The Madame Alexander Doll Club is founded by Margaret Doris Winson of Sweet Springs MO.
The Hungry generation Movement is launched in Calcutta, India.
Dr. Michael Woodruff carries out the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom, in Edinburgh, Scotland, at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
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.
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).
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.
An earthquake in the Chile
kills 233 people.
Tuesday, October 30, 1945
The undivided country of India joins the United Nations. Pakistan
is formed and joins later.
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.
Tuesday, October 30, 1923
is appointed as the first prime minister of Turkey.
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.
Tsar Nicholas II is forced to grant Russia's first constitution, conceding a national assembly (Duma) with limited powers.
Tuesday, October 30, 1894
Domenico Menegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in producing pandoro
November ndash In the United Kingdom, the Local Government Act 1894 is read for the second time in the House of Commons.
Tuesday, October 30, 1883
Saturday, October 30, 1875
Wednesday, October 30, 1861
American Civil War: The bill for Missouri's secession from the Union is passed.
The Missouri secession bill is signed by Governor Jackson.
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.
Saturday, October 30, 1632
Friday, October 20, 1503 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, October 20, 1501 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, October 21, 1470 (Julianian calendar)
Start of the Anglo-Hanseatic War.
Sunday, October 21, 1431 (Julianian calendar)
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.
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).
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
, 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)
Wednesday, October 26, 701 (Julianian calendar)