About October 30

October 30, 2021 is the 303rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 62 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 94 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 30

  • 1226
    Tran Thu Do, head of the Tran clan of Vietnam, forces Ly Hue Tong, the last emperor of the Ly dynasty, to commit suicide.
  • 1470
    Henry VI of England returns to the English throne after Earl of Warwick defeats the Yorkists in battle.
  • 1501
    Ballet of Chestnuts – a banquet held by Cesare Borgia in the Papal Palace where fifty prostitutes or courtesans are in attendance for the entertainment of the guests.
  • 1831
    In Southampton County, Virginia, escaped slave Nat Turner is captured and arrested for leading the bloodiest slave rebellion in United States history.
  • 1864
    Helena, Montana is founded after four prospectors discover gold at “Last Chance Gulch”.
  • 1864
    Second war of Schleswig ends. Denmark renounces all claim to Schleswig, Holstein and Lauenburg, which come under Prussian and Austrian administration.
  • 1894
    Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in producing pandoro industrially.
  • 1918
    The Ottoman Empire signs an armistice with the Allies, ending the First World War in the Middle East.
  • 1938
    Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.
  • 1942
    Lt. Tony Fasson, Able Seaman Colin Grazier and canteen assistant Tommy Brown from HMS Petard board U-559, retrieving material which would lead to the decryption of the German Enigma code.
  • 1945
    Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers to break the baseball color barrier.
  • 1947
    The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which is the foundation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), is founded.
  • 1953
    Cold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally approves the top secret document National Security Council Paper No. 162/2, which states that the United States’ arsenal of nuclear weapons must be maintained and expanded to counter the communist threat.
  • 1960
    Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
  • 1961
    Nuclear testing: The Soviet Union detonates the hydrogen bomb Tsar Bomba over Novaya Zemlya; at 50 megatons of yield, it is still the largest explosive device ever detonated, nuclear or otherwise.
  • 1973
    The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time.
  • 1985
    Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.
  • 1987
    In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the PC Engine, which was later sold in other markets under the name TurboGrafx-16.
  • 1995
    Quebec sovereignists narrowly lose a referendum for a mandate to negotiate independence from Canada (vote is 50.6% to 49.4%).
  • 2000
    The last Multics machine is shut down.

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