About October 30

October 30, 2022 is the 303rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 62 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 84 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.
  • 1470
    Henry VI of England returns to the English throne after Earl of Warwick defeats the Yorkists in battle.
  • 1863
    Danish Prince Wilhelm arrives in Athens to assume his throne as George I, King of the Hellenes.
  • 1894
    Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in producing pandoro industrially.
  • 1905
    Czar Nicholas II of Russia grants Russia’s first constitution, creating a legislative assembly.
  • 1922
    Benito Mussolini is made Prime Minister of Italy.
  • 1925
    John Logie Baird creates Britain’s first television transmitter.
  • 1929
    The Stuttgart Cable Car is constructed in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    Pope Pius XII witnesses “The Miracle of the Sun” while at the Vatican.
  • 1960
    Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    The first democratic elections in Argentina after seven years of military rule are held.
  • 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.
  • 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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