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1930Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours

1930Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC

1930Bradman scores 236 Aust v Worcs, his 1st f-class innings in Eng

1930Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia v Hampshire, 240 mins, 26 fours

193044th US Women's Tennis: Betty Nuthall beats Anna McCune Harper (6-1 6-4)

1930Golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award

1930William Howard Taft, resigns as chief justice for health reasons

1930Paavo Nurmi runs world record 6 mile (29:36.4)

1930Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader

1930Bradman scores 232 in 5th Test Cricket at The Oval

1930Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.

1930Don Bradman scores 254 for Australia at Lord's v England, 320 mins, 25 fours

1930Bradman gets his 1,000th run of the English Cricket season

1930Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.

1930Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games

1930"Blue Angel" starring unknown Marlene Dietrich premieres in America

1930Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax

1930Bradman scores 131 in the 1st Test cricket at Trent Bridge

193034th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

1930Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house

1930Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King loses the election to Richard Bedford Bennett of the Conservative Party

193043rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Elizabeth Ryan (6-2 6-2)

1930Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"

1930Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"

1930Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours

19302nd Academy Awards - "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win

1930Paavo Nurmi runs world record 20,000m (1:04:38.4)

1930Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours

1930Getúlio Dornelles Vargas became Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.

1930Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334

193065th British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Hoylake Hoylake

1930Patent number US1781541 was awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.

1930Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yanks beat Red Sox 14-13

1930Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam

1930Bradman out for 334 in Test Cricket at Headingley, 383 mins, 46 fours

1930Bradman scores 258 NSW v South Aust, 289 mins, 37 fours

1930Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios

1930NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers

193034th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn

1930Don Bradman takes his 1st Test Cricket wicket (Ivan Barrow, WI, lbw)

1930 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant 
Jan 1
Jurgens & Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever 
Jan 5
Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire" 
Jan 5
Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house 
Jan 6
1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed 
Jan 6
Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours 
Jan 7
Edwin Justus Mayer's "Children of Darkness," premieres in NYC 
Jan 7
Marguerite Perey discovers Fr (francium), the last naturally occurring element to be found 
Jan 9
Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game 
Jan 10
Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England Christchurch 
Jan 10
Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch 
Jan 10
Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted 
Jan 12
NHL's Boston Bruins win then-record 14th consecutive game 
Jan 13
"Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears 
Jan 15
George Headley scores century on debut v England (made 176) 
Jan 18
-27°F (-33°C), Watts, Oklahoma (state record) 
Jan 18
Shostakovitch' opera "The Nose," premieres in Leningrad 
Jan 20
1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit) 
Jan 22
-35°F (-37°C), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record) 
Jan 23
Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto 
Jan 23
George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Va established 
Jan 23
WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions 
Jan 24
J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington 
Jan 24
Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century 
Jan 26
Cleveland's Terminal Tower opens (52 stories) 
Jan 30
Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Banya," premieres in Leningrad 
Jan 30
The world's first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR. 
Jan 31
1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, NJ 
Feb 1
Arnold Schönbergs opera, Von heute auf Morgen premieres in Frankfurt 
Feb 3
William Howard Taft, resigns as chief justice for health reasons 
Feb 3
The Communist Party of Vietnam is established. 
Feb 4
1st tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans 
Feb 5
5th Aliyah to Israel begins 
Feb 8
"Happy Days Are Here Again" by Benny Mereoff hits #1 
Feb 10
Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress 
Feb 15
Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes 
Feb 17
French government of Tardieu falls 
Feb 18
Cow flown & milked, milk sealed in paper containers & parachuted 
Feb 18
Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi," premieres in Milan 
Feb 18
Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's "Simple Simon," premieres in NYC 
Feb 18
US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto 
Feb 20
Capelle soccer team forms 
Feb 21
Marc Connelly's "Green Pastures," premieres in NYC 
Feb 25
Check photographing device patented 
Feb 25
George Headley completes twin tons in Test Cricket v England (114 & 112) 
Feb 26
"Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater 
Feb 26
1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC) 
Feb 26
West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England 
Feb 27
Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency 
Mar 2
1st US indoor glider flight, St Louis Terminal Building 
Mar 4
Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated 
Mar 4
Emma Fahning bowls 1st sanctioned 300 game by a woman 
Mar 4
Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people. 
Mar 6
Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food 
Mar 7
Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball 
Mar 8
Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth" 
Mar 11
Pres & Chief Justice William Taft buried in Arlington 
Mar 12
Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax 
Mar 12
Stella Walsh sets record for the 220-yard dash (0:26.1) 
Mar 13
Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory 
Mar 15
1st seaplane glider flown, Port Washington, NY 
Mar 15
1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched 
Mar 16
USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a natl shrine 
Mar 18
Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game 
Mar 19
Nakagawa Soen accepted as a student of Katsube Keigaku Roshi 
Mar 20
Clessie Cummins sets diesel engine speed record of 129.39 kph 
Mar 23
US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson 
Mar 23
US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner 
Mar 24
1st religious services telecast in US (W2XBS NYC) 
Mar 24
Planet Pluto named 
Mar 26
Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway 
Mar 27
1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea 
Mar 28
1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston) 
Mar 28
Constantinople & Angora changes names to Istanbul & Ankara 
Mar 29
Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler. 
Mar 30
Babberich-H soccer team forms 
Mar 31
The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next thirty eight years. 
Apr 1
"Blue Angel" starring unknown Marlene Dietrich premieres in America 
Apr 2
1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda 
Apr 3
Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) 
Apr 3
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games 
Apr 3
2nd Academy Awards - "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win 
Apr 4
Andrew Sandham makes Test Cricket 1st triple century 
Apr 4
Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149) 
Apr 4
The Communist Party of Panama is founded. 
Apr 5
England out for 849 v WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325 
Apr 6
1st transcontinental glider tow completed 
Apr 6
Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar 
Apr 10
George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston 
Apr 10
Synthetic rubber 1st produced 
Apr 12
4th Test Cricket WI v England ends in a draw after nine days 
Apr 12
Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days 
Apr 14
Philip Barry's "Hotel Universe" premieres in NYC 
Apr 17
Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR 
Apr 17
DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene 
Apr 18
Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da. 
Apr 19
34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:34:48.2 
Apr 21
Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322 
Apr 21
Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Moskva Golid" premieres in Moscow 
Apr 22
US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty 
Apr 22
British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong in Bengal province, British India leaving 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries dead. 
Apr 28
1st night organized baseball game played in Independence Kansas 
Apr 29
123 runs are scored in 7 major league games 
Apr 29
North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens 
Apr 29
Telephone connection England-Australia goes into service 
May 1
Bradman scores 236 Aust v Worcs, his 1st f-class innings in Eng 
May 2
Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights 
May 5
Amy Johnson takes off - first woman to fly solo from England to Australia 
May 5
Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours 
May 7
Duleepsinhji scores 333 for Sussex v Northants in 330 mins 
May 9
56th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6 
May 10
1st US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago) 
May 10
Clarrie Grimmett takes 10 for 37 v Yorkshire at Sheffield 
May 12
Pulitzer prize awarded to Marc Connelly (Green Pastures) 
May 13
Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas; only known fatality due to hail 
May 15
Ellen Church becomes 1st airline stewardess, United (SF to Cheyenne) 
May 16
6th Walker Cup: US, 10-2 
May 17
56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6 
May 19
White women win voting rights in South Africa 
May 20
1st airplane catapulted from a dirigible, Charles Nicholson, pilot 
May 20
University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot 
May 21
Max Bishop draws 8 walks in a doubleheader 
May 21
NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers 
May 22
Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930) 
May 22
Yankee "Bronx Bombers" hit 14 HRs in a game 
May 24
1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson) 
May 24
Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours 
May 24
Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week 
May 26
Joe Sewell, strikes out twice of his 3 times in 1930, by Pat Caraway 
May 26
Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution 
May 27
Richard Drew invents masking tape 
May 27
The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public. 
May 28
Georges Forbes succeeds Joseph Ward as premier of New Zealand 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Bill Arnold wins (161.6 kph) 
May 31
Bradman gets his 1,000th run of the English Cricket season 
May 31
Building begins on Albert Canal in Belgium 
May 31
Comet 73P/1930 (Schwassmann-Wachmann 3) approaches 0.0617 AUs of Earth 
Jun 1
6th French Mens Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Bill Tilden (3-6 8-6 6-3 6-1) 
Jun 1
6th French Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-2 6-1) 
Jun 1
Alphense Boys soccer team forms in Alphen on Rhine 
Jun 1
Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia v Hampshire, 240 mins, 26 fours 
Jun 2
Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in US, Cincinnati 
Jun 3
Grover Cleveland Alexander is released by the Phillies 
Jun 7
62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6 
Jun 7
NY Times agrees to capitalize the n in "Negro" 
Jun 9
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 6 mile (29:36.4) 
Jun 9
Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone
Jun 10
Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms 
Jun 12
34th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn 
Jun 12
Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey on a foul in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jun 13
1st Nudist Colony opens 
Jun 13
22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista Greece 
Jun 14
VVGZ soccer team forms in Zwijndrecht 
Jun 16
Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR. 
Jun 17
Bradman scores 131 in the 1st Test cricket at Trent Bridge 
Jun 17
Chuck Klein sets Phillies hitting streak at 26 straight games 
Jun 18
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute held. 
Jun 20
65th British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Hoylake Hoylake 
Jun 21
Ruth hits 3 HRs as Yanks blow 6-0 lead in 7th & lose 15-7 
Jun 22
Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader 
Jun 23
Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8 
Jun 24
1st radar detection of planes, Anacostia DC 
Jun 24
Ground is broken for construction of Cleveland Stadium 
Jun 28
1st night game in Detroit at newly built Hamtramck Stadium as Negro League Detroit Stars take on KC Monarchs 
Jun 30
1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY 
Jun 30
Don Bradman scores 254 for Australia at Lord's v England, 320 mins, 25 fours 
Jul 1
Great Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq 
Jul 3
US Veterans Administration created 
Jul 4
43rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Elizabeth Ryan (6-2 6-2) 
Jul 5
50th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W Allison (6-3 9-7 6-4) 
Jul 7
Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam 
Jul 11
Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334 
Jul 12
34th US Golf Open: Robert T "Bobby" Jones wins 
Jul 12
Bradman out for 334 in Test Cricket at Headingley, 383 mins, 46 fours 
Jul 13
1st-ever soccer World Cup competition began in Uruguay 
Jul 13
Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home" 
Jul 18
SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland 
Jul 19
Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould, and their polar expedition team return to the United States following the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica 
Jul 20
106°F (41°C), Washington, DC (district record) 
Jul 21
110°F (43°C) at Millsboro, Delaware (state record) 
Jul 21
US Veterans Administration forms 
Jul 23
Earthquake strikes Ariano Italy, 1,500 killed 
Jul 23
Pitts Pie Traynor ends both games with HRs (1st in 9th, 2nd in 13th) 
Jul 25
Phila Athletics triple steal in 1st & 4th innings vs Cleveland 
Jul 27
Andre Leducq wins Tour de France 
Jul 27
25th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1) 
Jul 28
114°F (46°C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record) 
Jul 29
115°F (46°C), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record) 
Jul 29
Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada 
Jul 30
1st broadcast of "Death Valley Days" on NBC-radio 
Jul 30
Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for soccer's 1st World Cup in Montevideo 
Jul 31
Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yanks beat Red Sox 14-13 
Aug 3
2nd time in 1930, Chuck Klein of Phillies hits in 26 straight games 
Aug 4
Child labor laws established in Belgium 
Aug 6
Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC 
Aug 6
Remains of Solomon Andrees' balloon expedition to North Pole in 1897, found at Kvit oya Spitsbergen 
Aug 7
A large mob estimated at 2,000 lynch two young black men, Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith in Marion, Indiana 
Aug 7
Richard Bedford Bennet forms Canadian government 
Aug 7
Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King loses the election to Richard Bedford Bennett of the Conservative Party 
Aug 8
St Louis Cards are 12 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant 
Aug 9
113°F (45°C) at Perryville, Tennessee (state record) 
Aug 9
Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes 
Aug 9
Percy Williams runs world record 100m (10.3 sec) 
Aug 16
The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks. 
Aug 18
Eastern Airlines begins passenger service 
Aug 20
Bradman scores 232 in 5th Test Cricket at The Oval 
Aug 20
Dumont's 1st TV broadcast for home reception (NYC) 
Aug 21
Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished 
Aug 22
Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test 
Aug 23
44th US Women's Tennis: Betty Nuthall beats Anna McCune Harper (6-1 6-4) 
Aug 26
Hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record 
Aug 29
The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland. 
Sep 1
NY World reports disappearance of supreme court justice Joseph Crater 
Sep 2
1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to US (37 hrs) 
Sep 3
Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic) 
Sep 4
Cambridge Theatre opens in London 
Sep 6
Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8 
Sep 6
Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup. 
Sep 8
1st appearance of comic strip "Blondie" 
Sep 8
NYC public schools begin teaching Hebrew 
Sep 8
Richard Drew creates Scotch tape 
Sep 10
Charles E Mitchell, named minister to Liberia 
Sep 11
Stromboli volcano (Sicily) throws 2-ton basaltic rocks 2 miles 
Sep 12
Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce HR 
Sep 13
50th US Mens Tennis: J H Doeg beats Francis Shields (10-8 1-6 6-4 16-14) 
Sep 13
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 20,000m (1:04:38.4) 
Sep 13
Tommy Armour wins PGA golf tournament 
Sep 13
Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St John's Rugby, 7-3 
Sep 14
Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play 1st NFL game, win 13-6 
Sep 14
Nazis gain 107 seats in German election 
Sep 15
1st intl bridge match is held in London. US team defeats England 
Sep 16
Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14 
Sep 18
Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (England) in 15th America's Cup 
Sep 18
NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6 
Sep 18
Phila A's win AL championship for 2nd year in a row 
Sep 20
Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios. 
Sep 21
Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb 
Sep 24
G Kaufman & M Hart's "Once in a Lifetime" premieres in NY 
Sep 24
Noel Coward's "Private Lives" premieres in London 
Sep 24
Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights 
Sep 25
Austrian government of Vaugoin forms 
Sep 25
Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager 
Sep 25
Zoe Akins' "Greeks Had a Word for it" premieres in NYC 
Sep 27
34th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones 
Sep 27
Cub's Hack Wilson's 2 HRs give him NL record 56 HRs 
Sep 27
White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns 
Sep 28
Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games 
Sep 29
1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC 
Sep 29
Boquerón battle ends Paraguay border dispute 
Sep 29
Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons 
Sep 29
NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising 
Oct 1
Soccer team WHC forms 
Oct 1
World Series opens at Phila's Shibe Park, Phila A's beat St Louis 5-2 
Oct 4
A's Jack Quinn, 46, pitches 2 inn, is oldest to play in World Series 
Oct 5
British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais France, 48 die 
Oct 8
Phila A's beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 2 in 27th World Series 
Oct 9
1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls 
Oct 10
AP votes Joe Cronin unofficial AL MVP & BWA names Hack Wilson NL MVP 
Oct 10
Yankees announce signing Joe McCarthy to manage for 4 years 
Oct 11
Collingwood Football Club in Melbourne, Australia, won the VFL premiership for the fourth consecutive year. 
Oct 13
New German Reichstag opens with 107 NSDAP'ers in uniform 
Oct 14
Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in "Girl Crazy" 
Oct 14
George Gershwin/Walter Donaldsons musical premieres in NYC 
Oct 18
Joseph Sylvester becomes 1st jockey to win 7 races in 1 day 
Oct 19
Jules Ladoumègue runs world record 1 km (2:23.6) 
Oct 20
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, premiers on NBC radio 
Oct 20
British White Paper restricts Jews from buying Arab land 
Oct 22
1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult 
Oct 22
Blake & Razaf's "Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930" premieres in NYC 
Oct 22
SC Genemuiden soccer team forms 
Oct 24
A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ousts Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getúlio Vargas then installed as "provisional president." 
Oct 25
1st football game in Atlantic City Convention Center 
Oct 25
1st scheduled transcontinental air service began 
Oct 26
Dmitri Sjostakovitch' ballet "Zolotoy Vyek" premieres in Leningrad 
Oct 29
1st Eastern Canada night CF game: Oshawa vs Toronto Balmy Beach 
Oct 30
Turkey & Greece sign a treaty of friendship 
Nov 2
Ras (euqiv. Duke) Tafari Makonnen is crowned Haile Selassie I, 225th emperor of Solmonic Dynasty in Ethiopia 
Nov 3
First vehicular tunnel to a foreign country (Detroit-Windsor) opens 
Nov 3
Bank of Italy becomes Bank of America 
Nov 3
Getúlio Dornelles Vargas became Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24. 
Nov 5
Nobel for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for "Babbitt" 
Nov 5
3rd Academy Awards - "All Quiet on the Western Front", George Arliss & Norma Shearer win 
Nov 8
Friedrich Wolf's "Die Matrosen von Cattaro" premieres in Berlin 
Nov 9
1st nonstop airplane flight from NY to Panama 
Nov 11
Patent number US1781541 was awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator. 
Nov 13
WA Drake's "Grand Hotel" premieres in NYC 
Nov 17
Musical "Sweet & Low" with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC 
Nov 18
Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC 
Nov 18
Sjostakovitch' opera "The Nose" premiers in Lenningrad 
Nov 18
Sōka Kyōiku Gakkai, a Buddhist association later renamed Soka Gakkai, is founded by Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda. 
Nov 22
1st Irish Sweepstake run 
Nov 22
1st US football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0) 
Nov 22
Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit 
Nov 23
NY Giant Hap Moran runs 91 yards for a TD from a scrimmage 
Nov 24
Ruth Nichols sets women's transcontinental air flight record (Mineola, NY to California), in a Lockheed-Vega 
Nov 25
690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito, Japan) 
Nov 25
Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP 
Nov 28
Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony "Romantic" premieres 
Dec 1
NHL drops 20 minute slashing-about-the-head penalty 
Dec 3
Airborn chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley, Belgium) 
Dec 3
Otto Ender forms Austrian government 
Dec 3
Richard Rodgers/L Hart's musical "Evergreen" premieres in London 
Dec 4
French government of Tardieu falls 
Dec 4
Vatican approves rhythm method for birth control 
Dec 6
18th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeat Regina Roughriders, 11-6 
Dec 7
13th PGA Championship: Tommy Armour at Fresh Meadows CC Flushing 
Dec 8
Broadway Theater opens at 1681 Broadway NYC 
Dec 8
Cole Porter's musical "NYCers" premieres in NYC 
Dec 11
Bank of the United States closes in New York City 
Dec 12
Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book 
Dec 12
Baseball changes rule, ball bounces into stands not a HR, now a double 
Dec 12
Start of the 1st Australia v West Indies Test (at Adelaide) 
Dec 13
George Sisler's career ends when Boston Braves release him 
Dec 13
Theodore Steeg forms French government 
Dec 14
NY Giants defeat Notre Dame 22-0 in a charity game 
Dec 15
Don Bradman takes his 1st Test Cricket wicket (Ivan Barrow, WI, lbw) 
Dec 16
Golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award 
Dec 18
Bradman scores 258 NSW v South Aust, 289 mins, 37 fours 
Dec 19
James Weldon Johnson resigns as executive secretary of NAACP 
Dec 20
Learie Constantine cricket 100 in 52 mins WI v Tas (10x4, 1x6, 1x5) 
Dec 22
Convention of Economic Rapprochement/Oslo Agreesments signed between some European countries in response to the Great Depression 
Dec 23
Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios 
Dec 23
Police Bureau of Criminal Alien Investigation started in NYC 
Dec 24
Bandung, Java: ir Sukarno 4 years jail sentenced 
Dec 24
F Garcia Lorca's "La Zapatera Prodigiosa" premieres in Madrid 
Dec 25
1st US bobsled run open to public (Lake Placid, NY) 
Dec 25
Mt Van Hoevenberg bobsled run at Lake Placid, NY opens 
Dec 25
Slinger Nitschke scores 142 SA v Qld at Adelaide before 5,422 
Dec 25
Tasmania all out 280, WI 2-139 at Hobart Crowd 2,500 
Dec 29
Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans 
Dec 31
Pontifical encyclical Casti connubii against mixed marriages 
Dec 31
US tobacco industry produced 123 billion cigarettes in 1930 
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