About December 30

December 30, 2024 is the 365th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There is one day remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 30 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 30

  • 1702
    Queen Anne’s War: James Moore, Governor of the Province of Carolina, abandons the Siege of St. Augustine.
  • 1816
    The Treaty of St. Louis (1816) between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes is proclaimed.
  • 1897
    The British Colony of Natal annexes Zululand.
  • 1903
    A fire at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, Illinois kills at least 605.
  • 1905
    Former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg is assassinated at the front gate of his home in Caldwell.
  • 1916
    The last coronation in Hungary is performed for King Charles IV and Queen Zita.
  • 1919
    Lincoln’s Inn in London admits its first female bar student.
  • 1922
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed.
  • 1943
    Subhas Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.
  • 1944
    King George II of Greece declares a regency, leaving the throne vacant.
  • 1947
    King Michael of Romania is forced to abdicate by the Soviet Union-backed Communist government of Romania.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Ferdinand Marcos becomes President of the Philippines.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    In the worst incident in Algeria’s insurgency, the Wilaya of Relizane massacres, 400 people from four villages are killed.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    Madrid Barajas International Airport is bombed.
  • 2009
    A segment of Lanzhou–Zhengzhou–Changsha product oil pipeline ruptures in Shaanxi, China, and approximately 150000 l of diesel oil flows down the Wei River before finally reaching the Yellow River.
  • 2011
    Due to a change of time zone the day is skipped in Samoa and Tokelau.

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