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.
  • 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.
  • 1894
    Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in producing pandoro industrially.
  • 1920
    The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.
  • 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
    World War II: Franklin Delano Roosevelt approves U.S. $1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to the Allied nations.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    Because of “violations of Lenin’s precepts”, it is decreed that Joseph Stalin’s body be removed from its place of honour inside Lenin’s tomb and buried near the Kremlin wall with a plain granite marker instead.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire.
  • 1980
    El Salvador and Honduras sign a peace treaty to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice.
  • 1983
    The first democratic elections in Argentina after seven years of military rule are held.
  • 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.

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