Today in History - Historical Events - October 30th

← Sep Nov → October

Historical Events | Historical Events | Famous Birthdays | Deaths | Weddings | Divorces

Hop to:
Notable Historical Events on October 30th

1974California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)

1961Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square

1988Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship

1899British Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill reaches Capetown

1944Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" premieres in Washinton DC

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open

1940Film premiere of "One Night in the Tropics" first film for Abbott and Costello Paterson New Jersey.

1974Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire ('The Rumble in the Jungle')

1629King Charles I gives Bahamas to Sir Robert Heath

1077Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV gives the district of Stavoren to the bishop of Utrecht (Conrad, his former tutor)

1939German U boat fails on attack of English battleship Nelson with Winston Churchill, Dudley Pound & Charles Forbes aboard

1905"October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties and accepts the first Duma (Parliament)

1944Anne Frank is deported from Auschwitz to Belsen

1905George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs Warren's Profession" premieres in NYC

1534English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Church in England - a role formerly held by the Pope

1945Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals

1939USSR & Germany agree on partitioning Poland, Hitler deports Jews

1922Benito Mussolini forms government in Italy

1938Orson Welles panics the USA with broadcast of HG Welles' "War of the Worlds"

1866Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington Missouri ($2000)

1953Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize

2003"Wicked" premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth,

October 30th Historical Events
Date Event
637
Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge. 
701
John VI of Greece begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
942
Alberic nominates Pope Marinus II (Martinus III) 
1077
Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV gives the district of Stavoren to the bishop of Utrecht (Conrad, his former tutor) 
1137
Battle of Rignano between Ranulf of Apulia and Roger II of Sicily. 
1270
The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis ended by agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis. 
1340
Battle of Rio Salado Battle (or Tarifa): King Afonso IV of Portugal and King Alfonso XI of Castile defeat Sultan Abu al-Hasan 'Ali of Morocco and Yusuf I of Granada, last Marīnids invasion of Iberian Peninsula 
1389
French King Charles VI visits pope Clemens VII 
1468
Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, occupies & plunders Liege 
1470
Henry VI of England returns to the English throne after Earl of Warwick defeats Yorkists in battle. 
1485
Henry VII of England crowned at Westminster Abbey 
1489
Peace of Tours, between emperor Maximilian I & Flemings 
1502
Vasco da Gama returns to Calicut for the second time. 
1503
Queen Isabella of Spain bans violence against indians 
1534
English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Church in England - a role formerly held by the Pope 
1611
Gustaaf II Adolf (17) becomes king of Sweden 
1629
King Charles I gives Bahamas to Sir Robert Heath 
1697
Germany signs French/English/Spanish/Dutch/Brandenburgs peace treaty ending Nine Year War 
1739
Great Britain declares war on Spain: War of Jenkin's Ear [NS=Oct 19] 
1768
First Methodist church in North American colonies initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC) 
1772
Captain Cook arrives with ship Resolution in Capetown 
1851
Alfred de Musset's "Bettine" premieres in Paris 
1864
Helena, Montana's capital, founded 
1866
Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington Missouri ($2000) 
1868
John Menard of Louisiana is 1st African American elected to US Congress 
1871
Phila Athletics beat Chicago for 1st Natl Association baseball pennant 
1873
P T Barnum's circus, "Greatest Show on Earth", debuts (New York City) 
1883
Austria-Hungary, Germany and Romania sign military treaty 
1886
Great Britain and Germany agree boundaries in East Africa 
1888
John J Loud patents ballpoint pen 
1888
Ndebele-king Lobengula grants Cecil Rhodes, Mashonaland £100 per month 
1893
US Senate approves repealing Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890 
1894
Daniel Cooper patents time clock 
1894
Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in industrial production of pandoro (a traditional Italian sweet yeast bread). 
1896
Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes 1st female senator 
1899
Battle of Ladysmith, Natal: Boers beat lt-general White's army 
1899
British Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill reaches Capetown 
1900
First-ever US auto show opens in Madison Square Garden in NYC 
1901
Battle at Bakenlaagte: lt-col Benson's unit vs Boers 
1903
In violation of their promise to evacuate Manchuria, the Russian reoccupy Mukden and reinforce their troops in Manchuria 
1905
"October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties and accepts the first Duma (Parliament) 
1905
George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs Warren's Profession" premieres in NYC 
1911
Clark Griffith is named manager of Wash Senators 
1914
Allied offensive at Ypres (Belgium), aka 'Wipers', begins 
1917
British government gives final approval to Balfour Declaration 
1918
Slovakia asks for creation of Czechoslovakian state 
1919
Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball 
1920
The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney. 
1922
Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 & is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922) 
1922
Benito Mussolini forms government in Italy 
1925
KUT-AM in Austin TX begins radio transmissions 
1929
The Stuttgart Cable Car is constructed in Stuttgart, Germany. 
1930
Turkey & Greece sign a treaty of friendship 
1931
W2XB TV channel 1 in NYC, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1938
Orson Welles panics the USA with broadcast of HG Welles' "War of the Worlds" 
1939
USSR & Germany agree on partitioning Poland, Hitler deports Jews 
1939
German U boat fails on attack of English battleship Nelson with Winston Churchill, Dudley Pound & Charles Forbes aboard 
1940
Cole Porters musical "Panama Hattie" premieres in New York City 
1940
Film premiere of "One Night in the Tropics" first film for Abbott and Costello Paterson New Jersey. 
1941
USS Reuben James torpedoed by Germans, even though US is not in war 
1942
8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault 
1942
US aircraft carrier Enterprise reaches Noumea 
1943
Molotov-Eden-Cordell Hull accord over operations at UN 
1943
Soviet forces under Fyodor Ivanovich Tolbukhin commenced offensive on the 4th Ukranian Front 
1944
Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" premieres in Washinton DC 
1944
Anne Frank is deported from Auschwitz to Belsen 
1944
Last transport for Auschwitz arrives in Birkenau 
1944
Scots Highlanders liberate Waalwijk 
1944
Sweden announces intention to stay neutral & refuse sanctuary in WW II 
1944
Tholen Island freed 
1945
Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals 
1945
US government announces end of shoe rationing 
1947
23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva 
1947
Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris 
1948
20 die & 6,000 made ill by smog in Donora, Pennsylvania 
1948
Operation Hiram: Israelis take control of Galilee 
1949
"Lost in the Stars" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 281 perfs 
1949
Kurt Weill & Maxwell Anderson's musical premieres in NYC 
1950
David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres 
1950
Pope Pius XII witnesses "The Miracle of the Sun" while at the Vatican. 
1951
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1952
Clarence Birdseye sells first frozen peas 
1953
Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize 
1954
US Defense Department announces elimination of all racially segregated regiments 
1954
1st use of 24-sec shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston) 
1955
Imtiaz Ahmed scores 209 v NZ, the record for a no 8 batsman 
1956
Israel captures Egyptian military 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 
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 
1960
Guatemala's "La Hora" reports plan for invasion on Cuba 
1960
Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. 
1961
Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb named Tsar Bomba - most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated 
1961
UN unanimously elects U Thant acting secretary general after the death of Dag Hammarskjöld in a plane crash 
1961
Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square 
1962
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
1963
Morocco & Algeria sign cease fire 
1963
Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP award 
1964
Tran Van Huong appointed premier of South Vietnam 
1965
Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Las Cruces Golf Open 
1965
Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia 
1966
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open 
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
USSR Kosmos 186 & 188 make 1st automatic docking & Venmera 13 launch 
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 
1968
Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), meets with Harold Wilson, then British Prime Minister, in London, calling for the ending of partition as a means to resolve the unrest in Northern Ireland 
1969
WXPO (now WNDS) TV channel 50 in Manchester, NH (IND) 1st broadcast 
1970
KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1970
There are serious riots in the Catholic Ardoyne area of Belfast which last for three nights 
1970
Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets with British Home Secretary Reginald Maulling to discuss matters related to reforms and security 
1972
Worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago,Illinois 
1972
The Northern Ireland Office issues a discussion document 'The Future of Northern Ireland'; the paper states Britain's commitment to the union as long as the majority of people wish to remain part of the United Kingdom 
1972
Loyalist paramilitaries carry out a raid on Royal Ulster Constabulary station in County Derry, and steal 4 British Army Sterling sub-machine Guns 
1973
Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award 
1973
The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time. 
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 ('The Rumble in the Jungle') 
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
King Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain 
1975
NY Daily News runs headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead" 
1976
"Going Up" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 49 performances 
1976
Jane Pauley becomes news co-anchor of Today Show 
1976
Rev Joseph Evans elected president of United Church of Christ 
1977
Panama 747SP lands after polar flight around Earth in record 54:07 
1978
Laura Nickel & Curt Noll find 25th Mersenne prime, 2 ^ 21701-1 
1978
Uganda troops attack Tanzania 
1979
NASA launches space vehicle S-203 
1979
Richard Arrington, Jr. is elected the first African American mayor in Birmingham, Alabama 
1980
Honduras & El Salvador settle their boundary dispute 
1980
NASA launches Flt Satcom-4 
1982
Portugal revises constitution 
1983
The first democratic elections are held in Argentina after seven years of military rule. 
1984
Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins AL Cy Young Award 
1985
22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A)-Challenger 9-launched 
1986
Discovery moves to OPF where more than 200 modifications are made 
1987
In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine. 
1988
2 gambling clubs & 1 player share 61.38 M California lotto jackpot 
1988
Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship 
1988
Jim Elliott (US) completes 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi 
1988
NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time 
1989
August A Busch III becomes CEO of St Louis Cards 
1989
Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal) 
1990
Britain and France complete the "Chunnel" under the English Channel 
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 
1992
MTA begins installing automated fare collection turnstiles 
1993
Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0 
1994
Leftist coalition wins Marcedonia parliamentary election 
1994
Thomas Nicely reports bug in Intel's Pentium-processor on Internet 
1994
US wins Nichirei LPGA Golf International 
1995
Quebec Referendum votes to remain part of Canada 
1996
Exxon confirms that it is in talks with state-owned Qatar General Petroleum Corporation concerning the application of new technology to convert natural gas to petroleum products 
1997
"The Cherry Orchard" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC 
1997
Shirley Allen, 51, held Illinois police off for 39 days captured 
2002
British Digital terrestrial television (DTT) Service Freeview begins transmitting in parts of the United Kingdom. 
2003
"Wicked" premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, 
2005
The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project. 
2012
Walt Disney purchases Lucasfilm Ltd and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for $4.05 billion 
2013
44 people are killed after a bus catches fire in Mahbubnagar, India 
2013
The Boston Red Sox defeat the St Louis Cardinals in game 6 to win the MLB 2013 World Series 
2014
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks win the 2014 Japan Series 
2015
22 dead as two boats sink in eastern Aegean Sea 
2015
27 dead, scores injured after fire breaks out at Romanian nightclub 
2016
Miami baseball star Fernandez was drunk, had cocaine in system at fatal crash 
Keep in touch with us:
beta testing:

nothing here now


Today in history calendar
January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31