About December 30

December 30, 2020 is the 365th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There is one day remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Capricorn is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 44 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 30

  • 1460
    Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield.
  • 1853
    Gadsden Purchase: The United States buys land from Mexico to facilitate railroad building in the Southwest.
  • 1896
    Filipino patriot and reform advocate José Rizal is executed by a Spanish firing squad in Manila, Philippines.
  • 1903
    A fire at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, Illinois kills at least 605.
  • 1906
    The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.
  • 1922
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed.
  • 1924
    Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies.
  • 1927
    The Ginza Line, the first subway line in Asia, opens in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1936
    The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike.
  • 1943
    Subhas Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.
  • 1948
    The Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate (1,077 performances), opens at the New Century Theatre and becomes the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: The United States halts heavy bombing of North Vietnam.
  • 1981
    In the 39th game of his 3rd NHL season Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals giving him 50 on the year setting a new NHL record previously held by Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy who earlier had each scored 50 goals in 50 games.
  • 1993
    Israel and Vatican City establish diplomatic relations.
  • 1996
    In the Indian state of Assam, a passenger train is bombed by Bodo separatists, killing 26.
  • 2000
    Rizal Day Bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a period of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    Due to a change of time zone the day is skipped in Samoa and Tokelau.

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