About October 30

October 30, 2024 is the 304th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 62 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

What Happened On October 30

  • 758
    Guangzhou is sacked by Arab and Persian pirates.
  • 1270
    The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis end by an agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis.
  • 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.
  • 1864
    Helena, Montana is founded after four prospectors discover gold at “Last Chance Gulch”.
  • 1918
    The Ottoman Empire signs an armistice with the Allies, ending the First World War in the Middle East.
  • 1922
    Benito Mussolini is made Prime Minister of Italy.
  • 1925
    John Logie Baird creates Britain’s first television transmitter.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    1,500 Jews from Pidhaytsi (in western Ukraine) are sent by Nazis to Belzec extermination camp.
  • 1950
    Pope Pius XII witnesses “The Miracle of the Sun” while at the Vatican.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: Just miles from Da Nang, United States Marines repel an intense attack by wave after wave of Viet Cong forces, killing 56 guerrillas. Among the dead, a sketch of Marine positions is found on the body of a 13-year-old Vietnamese boy who sold drinks to the Marines the day before.
  • 1972
    A collision between two commuter trains in Chicago, Illinois kills 45 and injures 332.
  • 1975
    Prince Juan Carlos becomes Spain’s acting head of state, taking over for the country’s ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco.
  • 1985
    Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.
  • 1991
    The Madrid Conference for Middle East peace talks opens.
  • 1993
    Greysteel massacre: The Ulster Freedom Fighters, a loyalist terrorist group, open fire on a crowded bar in Greysteel, Northern Ireland. Eight civilians are killed and thirteen wounded.
  • 2000
    The last Multics machine is shut down.
  • 2005
    The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.

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