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Notable Historical Events on December 30th

1932Bradman out for a duck v England at cricket MCG

1941Winston Churchill addresses Canadian parliament

1835HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails from NZ to Sydney

2008NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Denver Broncos

1988North subpoenas Reagan & Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial

1918John E Hoover decides to be called J. Edgar Hoover

2013NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Washington Redskins

1964Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice," premieres in NYC

1939Bradman scores 267 SA v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century

1987Premier Mugabe elected president of Zimbabwe

1965Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as President of the Phillipines

1924Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society

1966The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released

1981Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season

December 30th Historical Events
Date Event
987
French King Hugo Capet crowns his son Robert the compassionate king 
1317
Pontifical degree "Sancta Romania" against spiritualists 
1460
Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI 
1621
English king James I cracks Protestation of Parliament 
1665
"Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi departs to Constantinople 
1666
Abraham Crijnssen departs to Suriname 
1672
Baron Karl Rabenhaupt occupies Coevorden Neth 
1685
Don Francisco de Agurto installed as land guardian of S Netherlands 
1689
Henry Purcell & Tates opera "Dido & Aeneas," premieres in Chesea 
1703
Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die 
1731
1st US music concert (Peter Pelham's great room in Boston) 
1794
French troops conquer Grave Neth 
1809
Wearing masks at balls forbidden in Boston 
1813
Danzig surrenders to allied armies 
1816
The Treaty of St. Louis is proclaimed. 
1817
1st coffee planted in Hawaii (Kona) 
1835
After gold discovery in Ga, Cherokees forced to move across Miss R 
1835
HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails from NZ to Sydney 
1836
Lehman-theater in St Petersburg catches fire; 100s die 
1844
Opera "Stradella" after being rewritten is produced (Hamburg) 
1853
A dinner party is held inside a life-size model of an Iguanodon (ornithopod dinosaur) created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Sir Richard Owen in south London. 
1854
Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co, 1st in US, incorporated in NYC 
1861
US, banks stops payments in gold 
1869
Philadelphia Knights of Labor forms 
1873
American Metrological Society forms (NYC) weights, measures & money 
1875
Andrassy Note calls for Christian-Muslim religious freedoms 
1877
Johnannes Brahms' 2nd Symphony in D, premieres in Vienna 
1879
Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres 
1884
Anton Bruckner's 7th Symphony in E, premieres in Leipzig 
1888
Belgium: king Leopold II installs Order of African Star 
1892
Dr Miles V Lynk, physician, publishes 1st Black medical journal 
1893
Russia signs military accord with France 
1896
Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-5 
1896
José Rizal is executed by firing squad in Manila. 
1897
Province of Zululand annexed to Natal colony 
1903
Electric arc lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago leaving 602 dead in one of the deadliest blazes in American history 
1903
American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans 
1905
Former Governor Frank Steunenberg is assassinated near his home in Caldwell, Idaho. 
1906
Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy 
1906
The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan. 
1907
Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball 
1908
Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set 
1911
Crickets S F Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Aust at MCG 
1911
Sun Yat-sen elected 1st pres of Republic of China 
1913
Barnes takes 17 wickets vs South Africa (8-56 & 9-103) 
1915
Cromarty Harbour, Scot-British cruiser Natal explodes: 405 die 
1917
-32°F (-36°C) in Mountain City, Tennessee (state record) 
1917
-37°F (-38°C) in Lewisburg, WV (state record) 
1918
John E Hoover decides to be called J. Edgar Hoover 
1919
Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student. 
1922
Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR & Transcaucasian SSR 
1922
Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre 
1924
Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society 
1925
NSW score 705 against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701 
1926
Paul Eliot Greens "In Abraham's Bosom," premieres in NYC 
1926
Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substaniated) 
1927
Japan dedicates 1st subway in Orient (route under 2 miles long) 
1929
Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up & Dream," premieres in NYC 
1929
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporates 
1932
Bradman out for a duck v England at cricket MCG 
1933
-50°F (-46°C) in Bloomfield, Vermont (state record) 
1933
Government disallows NSB-membership for civil service 
1933
Jack Badcock scores 274 v Victoria, Tasmania's 1st double-ton 
1935
Italian bombers destroy Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia 
1936
United Auto Workers stage 1st sit-down strike, at Fisher Body Plant 
1938
Electronic television system patented (V K Zworykin) 
1939
Bradman scores 267 SA v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century 
1939
O'Reilly takes 14-45 (8-23 & 6-22) as NSW crush Qld in 2 days 
1939
"Of Mice and Men", starring Burgess Meredith as George Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie, is released 
1940
California's 1st freeway, (Arroyo Seco Parkway), opens 
1941
Nazibezetters oblige artsen member to become of Artsenkamer 
1941
Nazis require Dutch physicians to join Nazi organization 
1941
Winston Churchill addresses Canadian parliament 
1943
Phillies trade Babe Dahlgren to Pitts for Babe Phelps & cash 
1943
Subhash Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair. 
1944
King George II of Greece, abdicates his throne 
1947
36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1) 
1947
King Michael of Romania, forced by communists abdicates his throne 
1947
Romanian republic proclaimed 
1948
"Kiss Me, Kate" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 1077 performances 
1949
India recognizes People's Republic of China 
1950
Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states in France Union 
1952
Tuskegee Inst reports 1952 as 1st yr in 71 with no lynchings in US 
1953
The first ever NTSC color television sets go on sale for about USD at $1,175 each from RCA. 
1954
"House of Flowers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 165 performances 
1954
Harold Arlen/Truman Capotes musical premieres in NYC 
1956
NY Giants beat Chicago Bears 47-7 in NFL championship game 
1957
Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns 
1957
New York Giants win NFL championship 
1958
French franc devalued 
1959
George Washington, 1st ballistic missile sub commissioned 
1961
Moscow: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 4th Symphony (out 1936) 
1962
Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game 
1963
"Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV 
1963
Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar 
1963
Green Bay Packers win NFL championship 
1964
Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice," premieres in NYC 
1965
Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as President of the Phillipines 
1966
The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released 
1967
Beatles' "Hello Goodbye," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks 
1967
Great Western Forum opens in LA 
1968
-48°F (-44°C), Mazama & Winthrop, Washington (state record) 
1969
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1970
The financial cost of the disturbances and riots in Northern Ireland during 1969 and 1970 are today estimated to be £5.5 million 
1971
Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders) 
1971
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1971
A member of the Irish Republican Army is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Santry, Dublin. 
1972
Pres Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam & announces peace talks 
1973
1st picture of a comet from space (Comet Kohoutek-Skylab) 
1973
Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders 27-10 in AFC championship game 
1973
Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys 27-10 in NFC championship game 
1974
Beatles are legally disbanded (4 years after suit was brought) 
1975
"Boccaccio" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 7 performances 
1975
Constitution of Democratic Republic of Madagascar comes into force 
1976
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1977
Carter holds 1st news conference by US pres in Eastern Europe (Warsaw) 
1978
"King & I" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 719 performances 
1978
Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach 
1979
Rock group, Emerson, Lake & Palmer break up 
1979
Togo adopts constitution 
1980
"Wonderful World of Disney," last performance on NBC-TV 
1981
Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season 
1982
Anthony Shaffers "Whodunnit," premieres in NYC 
1982
England defeat Australia by three runs at cricket MCG 
1982
US Assay Office in New York City, NY closes 
1985
IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released 
1985
Pakistan restores constitution 
1987
Australia hang on for draw v NZ at MCG, 1 wkt left 17 runs short 
1987
Premier Mugabe elected president of Zimbabwe 
1988
Canadian Senate OK's free trade pact; with US 
1988
Former Soviet Pres Brezhnev's son-in-law sentenced to 12-yr (bribery) 
1988
Mercedes-Benz pays $20.2-M fine failed to meet '86 government fuel standard 
1988
North subpoenas Reagan & Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial 
1989
10th United Negro College Fund raises $12,000,000 
1989
Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec) 
1990
"Miser" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 93 performances 
1990
11th United Negro College Fund raises $10,000,000 
1992
Last day of Test Cricket for Michael Whitney 
1992
Shane Warne takes 7-52 to lead Australian MCG win v West Indies 
1993
"Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" closes at Palace NYC after 7 perfs 
1993
Vatican recognizes Israel 
1995
Carquest Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10 
1995
The lowest ever United Kingdom temperature of -27.2°C was recorded at Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands. This equalled the record set at Braemar, Aberdeenshire on February 11, 1895 and January 10, 1982. 
1996
Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel. 
1996
UN announces that a total of 21 contracts have been approved for the limited Iraqi oil sales under Resolution 986 
1997
An abandoned building collapses on NY's 42nd St, no one hurt 
1997
In the worst incident in Algeria's insurgency, the Wilaya of Relizane massacres, 400 people are killed from four villages. 
2000
Rizal Day Bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a span of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred. 
2003
U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft recuses himself and his office from the Plame affair. 
2004
A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194. 
2005
Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin. 
2006
Madrid Barajas International Airport is bombed. 
2008
NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Denver Broncos 
2012
19 people are killed by a suicide bomber in Balochistan, Pakistan 
2012
9 people are killed and 26 are injured in a tour bus crash off interstate 84, Oregon, US 
2012
The opening of Line 6 of the Beijing subway makes it the longest metro network in the world at 442km 
2013
15 people are killed in a trolley-bus bomb attack in Voglograd, Russia 
2013
NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Washington Redskins 
2015
Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault 
2015
Guns N' Roses to reunite for Coachella, possible stadium tour 
2016
US House Speaker Ryan says Obama sanctions against Russia overdue 
2016
Obama sanctions Russia for intervening in 2016 election 
2016
US expels Russian diplomats over cyber attack allegations 
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