What are the important events that happened on October 30? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
October 30: Facts & Myths About This Day
October 30 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.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 17, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,635,552,000 seconds 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 ‘trihectatrigon’ day.
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Scorpio is the zodiac 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.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,235 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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October 30 Historical Events
Czar Nicholas II of Russia grants Russia’s first constitution, creating a legislative assembly.
The Stuttgart Cable Car is constructed in Stuttgart, Germany.
In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in six years causes large floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War.
A collision between two commuter trains in Chicago, Illinois kills 45 and injures 332.
Prince Juan Carlos becomes Spain’s acting head of state, taking over for the country’s ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco.
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.
The first democratic elections in Argentina after seven years of military rule are held.
Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.
Quebec sovereignists narrowly lose a referendum for a mandate to negotiate independence from Canada (vote is 50.6% to 49.4%).
The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.
Who were born on October 30?
Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
Ragnar Granit Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (d. 1966)
Dick Vermeil, American football coach
Juliet Stevenson, English actress
Giorgos Papakonstantinou, Greek economist and politician
Scott Innes, American voice actor
Ian D'Sa, Canadian musician (Billy Talent)
Maurice Taylor, American Basketball Player
Jay Asforis, American singer
Who died on October 30?
Jean-Jacques Boissard, French poet (b. 1528)
Henri II de Montmorency, French naval officer and Governor of Languedoc (b. 1595)
Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic (b. 1616)
Michel le Tellier, French statesman (b. 1603)
Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (b. 1786)
Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1821)
Conrad Richter, American writer (b. 1890)
Pops Foster, American musician (b. 1892)
Kirby Grant, American actor (b. 1911)
John Woodruff, American athlete (b. 1915)
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