What are the important events that happened on December 30? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 30: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 30 is the 365th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There is one day remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 17, 2016 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 411,960 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectahexacontapentagon’ day.

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Capricorn is the zodiac 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 29 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,470 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 30 Historical Events

  • 1853
    Gadsden Purchase: The United States buys land from Mexico to facilitate railroad building in the Southwest.
  • 1897
    The British Colony of Natal annexes Zululand.
  • 1906
    The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.
  • 1916
    The last coronation in Hungary is performed for King Charles IV and Queen Zita.
  • 1924
    Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies.
  • 1977
    For the second time, Ted Bundy escapes from his cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
  • 1993
    Israel and Vatican City establish diplomatic relations.
  • 1996
    Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel.
  • 1997
    In the worst incident in Algeria’s insurgency, the Wilaya of Relizane massacres, 400 people from four villages are killed.
  • 2004
    A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194.

Who were born on December 30?

  • 1552
    Simon Forman, English occultist and astrologer (d. 1611)
  • 1899
    Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer (d. 2001)
  • 1914
    Bert Parks, American television host (d. 1992)
  • 1929
    Barbara Nichols, American actress (d. 1976)
  • 1945
    Vernon Wells, Australian actor
  • 1969
    Dave England, American television personality
  • 1977
    Kazuyuki Toda, Japanese footballer
  • 1977
    Kenyon Martin, American basketball player
  • 1977
    Saša Ilić, Serbian footballer
  • 1978
    Devin Brown, American basketball player

Who died on December 30?

  • 1525
    Jacob Fugger, German banker (b. 1459)
  • 1573
    Giovanni Battista Giraldi, Italian writer (b. 1504)
  • 1640
    John Francis Regis, French saint (b. 1597)
  • 1662
    Archduke Ferdinand Charles of Austria (b. 1628)
  • 1937
    Hans Niels Andersen, Danish businessman, founder of the East Asiatic Company (b. 1852)
  • 1970
    Angelos Evert, Greek police chief (b. 1894)
  • 1979
    Richard Rodgers, American composer (b. 1902)
  • 1995
    Ralph Flanagan – American band leader (b. 1914)
  • 1996
    Lew Ayres, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 1998
    George Webb, English actor (b. 1911)

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