Historical Events for Year 1930

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Jan 1st - Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant
Jan 1st - Jurgens & Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever
Jan 1st - 16th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 47-11
Jan 5th - Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"
Jan 5th - Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house
Jan 6th - 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed
Jan 6th - Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours
Jan 7th - Edwin Justus Mayer's "Children of Darkness" premieres in NYC
Jan 7th - Marguerite Perey discovers Fr (francium), the last naturally occurring element to be found
Jan 9th - Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
Jan 10th - Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England Christchurch
Jan 10th - Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch
Jan 10th - Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
Jan 12th - NHL's Boston Bruins win then-record 14th consecutive game
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman Jan 13th - "Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears
Jan 15th - George Headley scores century on debut v England (made 176)
Jan 18th - -27°F (-33°C), Watts, Oklahoma (state record)
Jan 18th - Shostakovitch' opera "The Nose," premieres in Leningrad
Jan 20th - 1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)
Jan 22nd - -35°F (-37°C), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record)
Jan 23rd - Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto
Jan 23rd - George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Va established
Jan 23rd - WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions
Jan 24th - J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
Jan 24th - Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century
Jan 25th - 23rd Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst Cozens beats Sylvia Lance Harper (10-8, 2-6, 7-5)
Jan 25th - 23rd Men's Australian Championships: Edgar Moon beats Harry Hopman (6-3, 6-1, 6-3)
Jan 26th - Cleveland's Terminal Tower opens (52 stories)
Jan 30th - Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Banya" premieres in Leningrad
Jan 30th - The world's first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR.
Jan 31st - 1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, NJ
Feb 1st - Arnold Schönbergs opera, Von heute auf Morgen premieres in Frankfurt
27th US President William Howard Taft27th US President William Howard Taft Feb 3rd - William Howard Taft resigns as US chief justice for health reasons
Feb 3rd - The Communist Party of Vietnam is established.
Feb 4th - 1st tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans
Feb 5th - 5th Aliyah to Israel begins
Feb 8th - "Happy Days Are Here Again" by Benny Mereoff hits #1
Feb 10th - Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
Feb 15th - Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes
Feb 17th - French government of André Tardieu falls for the first time
Feb 18th - Cow flown & milked, milk sealed in paper containers & parachuted
Feb 18th - Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi" premieres in Milan
Feb 18th - Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's "Simple Simon" premieres in NYC
Feb 18th - US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
Feb 20th - Capelle soccer team forms
Feb 21st - Marc Connelly's "Green Pastures" premieres in NYC
Feb 25th - Check photographing device patented
Feb 25th - George Headley completes twin tons in Test Cricket v England (114 & 112)
Feb 26th - "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
Feb 26th - 1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)
Feb 26th - West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
Feb 27th - Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency
Mar 2nd - 1st US indoor glider flight, St Louis Terminal Building
Mar 4th - Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated
Mar 4th - Emma Fahning bowls 1st sanctioned 300 game by a woman
Mar 4th - Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people.
Mar 6th - Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food
Mar 7th - Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth Mar 8th - Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"
Mar 11th - Pres & Chief Justice William Taft buried in Arlington
Mar 12th - Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax
Mar 12th - Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh] sets record for the 220-yard dash (0:26.1)
Mar 13th - Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
Mar 15th - 1st seaplane glider flown, Port Washington, NY
Mar 15th - 1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched
Mar 16th - USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a natl shrine
Mar 18th - Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game
Mar 19th - Nakagawa Soen accepted as a student of Katsube Keigaku Roshi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi Mar 20th - Clessie Cummins sets diesel engine speed record of 129.39 kph
Mar 23rd - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
Mar 23rd - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
Mar 24th - 1st religious services telecast in US (W2XBS NYC)
Mar 24th - Planet Pluto named
Mar 26th - Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway
Mar 27th - 1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea
Mar 28th - 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)
Mar 28th - Constantinople & Angora changes names to Istanbul & Ankara
Mar 29th - Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
Mar 29th - 89h Grand National: Tommy Cullinan aboard Shaun Goilin wins
Mar 30th - Babberich-H soccer team forms
Mar 31st - The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next thirty eight years.
Singer/Actress Marlene DietrichSinger/Actress Marlene Dietrich Apr 1st - "Blue Angel" starring unknown Marlene Dietrich premieres in America
Apr 2nd - 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda
Apr 3rd - Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Apr 3rd - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games
Apr 3rd - 2nd Academy Awards - "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win
Apr 4th - Andrew Sandham makes Test Cricket 1st triple century
Apr 4th - Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149)
Apr 4th - The Communist Party of Panama is founded.
Apr 5th - England out for 849 v WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325
Apr 6th - 1st transcontinental glider tow completed
Apr 6th - Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar
Apr 10th - George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston
Apr 10th - Synthetic rubber 1st produced
Actress Mary PickfordActress Mary Pickford Apr 12th - 4th Test Cricket WI v England ends in a draw after nine days
Apr 12th - Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days
Apr 14th - Philip Barry's "Hotel Universe" premieres in NYC
Apr 17th - Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
Apr 17th - DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene
Apr 18th - Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da.
Apr 19th - 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:34:48.2
Apr 21st - Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
Apr 21st - Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Moskva Golid" premieres in Moscow
Apr 22nd - US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
Apr 22nd - British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong in Bengal province, British India leaving 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries dead.
Apr 25th - "All Quiet on the Western Front", based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres premieres in New York (Outstanding Production 1930)
Apr 28th - 1st night organized baseball game played in Independence Kansas
Apr 29th - 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
Apr 29th - North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens
Apr 29th - Telephone connection Britain-Australia goes into service
May 1st - Bradman scores 236 Aust v Worcs, his 1st f-class innings in Eng
May 2nd - Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights
May 5th - Amy Johnson takes off - first woman to fly solo from England to Australia
May 5th - Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours
May 7th - Duleepsinhji scores 333 for Sussex v Northants in 330 mins
May 9th - 55th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
May 10th - 1st US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago)
May 10th - Clarrie Grimmett takes 10 for 37 v Yorkshire at Sheffield
May 12th - Pulitzer prize awarded to Marc Connelly (Green Pastures)
May 13th - Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas; only known fatality due to hail
May 15th - Ellen Church becomes 1st airline stewardess, United (SF to Cheyenne)
May 16th - 6th Walker Cup: US, 10-2
May 17th - 56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6
May 19th - White women win voting rights in South Africa
May 20th - 1st airplane catapulted from a dirigible, Charles Nicholson, pilot
May 20th - University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot
May 21st - Max Bishop draws 8 walks in a doubleheader
May 21st - NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers
May 22nd - Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)
May 22nd - Yankee "Bronx Bombers" hit 14 HRs in a game
May 24th - 1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson)
May 24th - Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours
May 24th - Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week
May 26th - Joe Sewell, strikes out twice of his 3 times in 1930, by Pat Caraway
May 26th - Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution
May 27th - Richard Drew invents masking tape
May 27th - The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
May 28th - Georges Forbes succeeds Joseph Ward as premier of New Zealand
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Bill Arnold wins (161.6 kph)
May 31st - Bradman gets his 1,000th run of the English Cricket season
May 31st - Building begins on Albert Canal in Belgium
May 31st - Comet 73P/1930 (Schwassmann-Wachmann 3) approaches 0.0617 AUs of Earth
Jun 1st - Alphense Boys soccer team forms in Alphen on Rhine
Jun 1st - Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia v Hampshire, 240 mins, 26 fours
Jun 1st - 35th Men's French Championships: Henri Cochet beats Bill Tilden (3-6, 8-6, 6-3, 6-1)
Tennis Player Helen Wills MoodyTennis Player Helen Wills Moody Jun 1st - 35th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-2, 6-1)
Jun 2nd - Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in US, Cincinnati
Jun 3rd - Grover Cleveland Alexander is released by the Phillies
Jun 7th - 62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6
Jun 7th - NY Times agrees to capitalize the n in "Negro"

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