On this Day in History, October 30

Breaking News! These two words always catch the attention of any person. They are always followed by an explanation of what just happened, who was involved, and where.

However, how do you find out about things that happened years ago? History books come in handy with such. What happened on October 30 in history? Don’t worry about that history book, here are some of the events:

  • 1735 – The second president of the United States, John Adams, States, was born in Braintree, MA.
  • 1817 – Simon Bolivar established the independent government of Venezuela.
  • 1875 – The constitution of Missouri was ratified by popular vote.
  • 1894 – Daniel M. Cooper of Rochester, NY, patented the time clock.
  • 1908 – The first cross-country flight in Europe, from Bouy to Reims.
  • 1923 – Bonar Law, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, died.
  • 1945 – The U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing.
  • 1953 – General George C. Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 1961 – USSR tested a hydrogen bomb with a force of approximately 58 megatons.
  • 1961 – The Soviet Party Congress unanimously approved an order to remove Joseph Stalin’s body from Lenin’s tomb.
  • 1961 – The biggest bomb in history was detonated by the  Soviet Union.
  • 1972 – The legislation, to increase social security spending by $5.3 billion, was approved by President Richard Nixon.
  • 1973 – The Bosphorous Bridge in Istanbul opened for the first time.
  • 1975 – Prince Juan Carlos assumed power in Spain as dictator Francisco Franco was near death.
  • 1982 – Portugal’s constitution was revised for the first time since it was ratified on April 25, 1976.
  • 1989 – Mitsubishi Estate Company announced it would buy 51% of Rockefeller Group Inc. of New York.
  • 2016Canada and the European Union signed the free trade deal after opposition by Belgium.
  • 2017 – Kenyans re-elected President Uhuru Kenyatta, and he was declared the winner with a 38% turnout.
  • 2019 – Jack Dorsey, Head of Twitter, announced that it will no longer take political ads.
  • 2020 – A new DNA study of dogs suggested that they were human’s first domesticated animal.



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