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Notable Historical Events for October 30th

1899British Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill reaches Capetown

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

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

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

1945Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals

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

1944Anne Frank is deported from Auschwitz to Belsen

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 30th

1451Christopher Columbus, Genoa Italy on or just before this date. Explorer for Spain of the New World (D. 1506)

1960Diego Maradona, Buenos Aires, soccer player (World Cup-hand of god)

1885Ezra Loomis Pound, Hailey Idaho, poet (Cantos), (d. 1972)

1735John Adams, Braintree (Quincy) Massachusetts, 2nd US President (1797-1801)

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Notable Deaths on October 30th

1893John Abbott, 3rd PM of Canada (C) (1891-92), dies of brain cancer at 72

1915Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of heart failure at 94

2000Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer (b. 1921)

2007Robert Goulet, American entertainer (b. 1933)

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