What Happened on December 30

Significant Events

  • 1460 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI
  • 1703 Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die
  • 1906 The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, later laid down the foundations of Pakistan
  • 1922 Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre, Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR & Transcaucasian SSR
  • 1924 Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society
  • 1950 Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states within the French Union
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Did You Know?

Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball

On December 30, 1907

Famous Weddings

  • 1816 English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (24) marries 2nd wife writer "Frankenstein" Mary Godwin (19) and daughter of early feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft
  • 1852 Future US President Rutherford B. Hayes (30) weds teetotaler and abolitionist Lucy Webb (21)
  • 1857 Confederate army cavalry battalion commander John S. Mosby (24) weds Pauline Clarke in Nashville
  • 1879 Composer John Philip Sousa (25) weds Jane van Middlesworth Bellis
  • 1896 Filipino Nationalist Jose Rizal (35) weds girlfriend Josephine Bracken (20) before his execution in Fort Santiago, Manila

Famous Divorces

  • 1955 Actor Gregory Peck (39) divorces real estate broker Greta Kukkonen (44) after 13 years of marriage
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