What happened this day in history October 30

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

  • 1905
    Czar Nicholas II of Russia grants Russia’s first constitution, creating a legislative assembly.
  • 1929
    The Stuttgart Cable Car is constructed in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • 1970
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.
  • 1995
    Quebec sovereignists narrowly lose a referendum for a mandate to negotiate independence from Canada (vote is 50.6% to 49.4%).
  • 2005
    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?

  • 1895
    Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1900
    Ragnar Granit Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • 1909
    Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (d. 1966)
  • 1936
    Dick Vermeil, American football coach
  • 1956
    Juliet Stevenson, English actress
  • 1961
    Giorgos Papakonstantinou, Greek economist and politician
  • 1966
    Scott Innes, American voice actor
  • 1975
    Ian D'Sa, Canadian musician (Billy Talent)
  • 1976
    Maurice Taylor, American Basketball Player
  • 1989
    Jay Asforis, American singer

Who died on October 30?

  • 1602
    Jean-Jacques Boissard, French poet (b. 1528)
  • 1632
    Henri II de Montmorency, French naval officer and Governor of Languedoc (b. 1595)
  • 1680
    Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic (b. 1616)
  • 1685
    Michel le Tellier, French statesman (b. 1603)
  • 1853
    Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (b. 1786)
  • 1915
    Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1821)
  • 1968
    Conrad Richter, American writer (b. 1890)
  • 1969
    Pops Foster, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1985
    Kirby Grant, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 2007
    John Woodruff, American athlete (b. 1915)

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