Historical Events on 30th December

  • 987 French King Hugo Capet crowns his son Robert the compassionate king
  • 1317 Pontifical degree "Sancta Romania" against spiritualists
  • 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
  • 1621 English king James I cracks Protestation of Parliament
  • 1665 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi departs to Constantinople
  • 1666 Abraham Crijnssen departs to Suriname
  • 1672 Baron Karl Rabenhaupt occupies Coevorden Neth
  • 1685 Don Francisco de Agurto installed as land guardian of S Netherlands
  • 1689 Henry Purcell & Tates opera "Dido & Aeneas" premieres in Chesea
  • 1703 Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die
  • 1731 1st US music concert (Peter Pelham's great room in Boston)
  • 1794 French troops conquer Grave Neth
  • 1809 Wearing masks at balls forbidden in Boston
  • 1813 Danzig surrenders to allied armies
  • 1816 The Treaty of St. Louis is proclaimed.
  • 1817 1st coffee planted in Hawaii (Kona)
  • 1835 After gold discovery in Ga, Cherokees forced to move across Miss R

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1835 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails from NZ to Sydney

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1836 Lehman Theater in St Petersburg catches fire; 100s die
  • 1844 Opera "Stradella" after being rewritten is produced (Hamburg)
  • 1853 A dinner party is held inside a life-size model of an Iguanodon (ornithopod dinosaur) created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Sir Richard Owen in south London.
  • 1854 Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co, 1st in US, incorporated in NYC
  • 1861 US banks stops payments in gold
  • 1869 Philadelphia Knights of Labor forms
  • 1873 American Metrological Society forms (NYC) weights, measures & money
  • 1875 Andrassy Note calls for Christian-Muslim religious freedoms
  • 1877 Johnannes Brahms' 2nd Symphony in D, premieres in Vienna
  • 1879 Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" premieres
  • 1884 Anton Bruckner's 7th Symphony in E, premieres in Leipzig
  • 1888 Belgium: king Leopold II installs Order of African Star
  • 1892 Dr Miles V Lynk, physician, publishes 1st Black medical journal
  • 1893 Russia signs military accord with France
  • 1896 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-5

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1896 Filipino nationalist José Rizal is executed by firing squad in Manila by the Spanish.

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1897 Province of Zululand annexed to Natal colony
  • 1903 Electric arc lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago leaving 602 dead in one of the deadliest blazes in American history
  • 1903 American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans
  • 1905 Former Governor Frank Steunenberg is assassinated near his home in Caldwell, Idaho.
  • 1906 Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy
  • 1906 The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.
  • 1907 Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball
  • 1908 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set
  • 1911 Crickets S F Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Aust at MCG
  • 1911 Sun Yat-sen elected 1st pres of Republic of China
  • 1913 Barnes takes 17 wickets vs South Africa (8-56 & 9-103)
  • 1915 Cromarty Harbour, Scotland - British cruiser Natal explodes: 405 die
  • 1917 -32°F (-36°C) in Mountain City, Tennessee (state record)
  • 1917 -37°F (-38°C) in Lewisburg, WV (state record)

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1918 John E Hoover decides to be called J. Edgar Hoover

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • 1919 Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student.
  • 1922 Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR & Transcaucasian SSR
  • 1922 Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre

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1924 Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
Edwin Hubble
  • 1925 NSW score 705 against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701
  • 1926 Paul Eliot Green's "In Abraham's Bosom" premieres in NYC
  • 1926 Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substaniated)
  • 1927 Japan dedicates 1st subway in Orient (route under 2 miles long)
  • 1929 Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up & Dream" premieres in NYC
  • 1929 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporates

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1932 Bradman out for a duck v England at cricket MCG

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1933 -50°F (-46°C) in Bloomfield, Vermont (state record)
  • 1933 Government disallows NSB-membership for civil service
  • 1933 Jack Badcock scores 274 v Victoria, Tasmania's 1st double-ton
  • 1935 Italian bombers destroy Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia
  • 1936 United Auto Workers stage 1st sit-down strike, at Fisher Body Plant
  • 1938 Electronic television system patented (V K Zworykin)
  • 1939 Bradman scores 267 SA v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century
  • 1939 O'Reilly takes 14-45 (8-23 & 6-22) as NSW crush Qld in 2 days

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1939 "Of Mice and Men", starring Burgess Meredith as George Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie, is released

  • 1940 California's 1st freeway, (Arroyo Seco Parkway), opens
  • 1941 Nazibezetters oblige artsen member to become of Artsenkamer
  • 1941 Nazis require Dutch physicians to join Nazi organization

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1941 Winston Churchill addresses Canadian parliament

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1943 Phillies trade Babe Dahlgren to Pitts for Babe Phelps & cash
  • 1943 Subhash Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.
  • 1944 King George II of Greece, abdicates his throne
  • 1947 36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
  • 1947 King Michael of Romania, forced by communists abdicates his throne
  • 1947 Romanian republic proclaimed
  • 1948 "Kiss Me, Kate" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 1077 performances
  • 1949 India recognizes People's Republic of China
  • 1950 Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states in France Union
  • 1952 Tuskegee Inst reports 1952 as 1st yr in 71 with no lynchings in US
  • 1953 The first ever NTSC color television sets go on sale for about USD at $1,175 each from RCA.
  • 1954 "House of Flowers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 165 performances

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1954 Harold Arlen/Truman Capotes musical premieres in NYC

  • 1956 NY Giants beat Chicago Bears 47-7 in NFL championship game
  • 1957 Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns
  • 1958 French franc devalued
  • 1959 George Washington, 1st ballistic missile sub commissioned
  • 1961 Moscow: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 4th Symphony (out 1936)
  • 1962 Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
  • 1963 "Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1963 Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar

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1964 Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee

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1965 Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as President of the Phillipines

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

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1966 The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch
  • 1967 Beatles' "Hello Goodbye" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • 1967 Great Western Forum opens in LA
  • 1968 -48°F (-44°C), Mazama & Winthrop, Washington (state record)

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1968 Frank Sinatra 1st records "My Way" with lyrics were written by Paul Anka, based on French song "Comme d'habitude".

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer/Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1969 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1970 The financial cost of the disturbances and riots in Northern Ireland during 1969 and 1970 are today estimated to be £5.5 million
  • 1971 Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders)
  • 1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971 A member of the Irish Republican Army is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Santry, Dublin.
  • 1972 Pres Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam & announces peace talks
  • 1973 1st picture of a comet from space (Comet Kohoutek-Skylab)
  • 1973 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders 27-10
  • 1973 NFC Championship Game: Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys 27-10
  • 1974 Beatles are legally disbanded (4 years after suit was brought)
  • 1975 "Boccaccio" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1975 Constitution of Democratic Republic of Madagascar comes into force
  • 1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1977 Carter holds 1st news conference by US pres in Eastern Europe (Warsaw)
  • 1978 "The King & I" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 719 performances
  • 1978 Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach
  • 1979 Rock group, Emerson, Lake & Palmer break up
  • 1979 Togo adopts constitution
  • 1980 "Wonderful World of Disney" last performance on NBC-TV

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1981 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1982 Anthony Shaffer's "Whodunnit" premieres in NYC
  • 1982 England defeat Australia by three runs at cricket MCG
  • 1982 US Assay Office in New York City, NY closes
  • 1985 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released
  • 1985 Pakistan restores constitution
  • 1987 Australia hang on for draw v NZ at MCG, 1 wkt left 17 runs short

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1987 Premier Mugabe elected president of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • 1988 Canadian Senate OK's free trade pact; with US
  • 1988 Former Soviet Pres Brezhnev's son-in-law sentenced to 12-yr (bribery)
  • 1988 Mercedes-Benz pays $20.2-M fine failed to meet '86 government fuel standard

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1988 North subpoenas Reagan & Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1989 10th United Negro College Fund raises $12,000,000
  • 1989 Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec)
  • 1990 "Miser" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 93 performances
  • 1990 11th United Negro College Fund raises $10,000,000
  • 1992 Last day of Test Cricket for Michael Whitney
  • 1992 Shane Warne takes 7-52 to lead Australian MCG win v West Indies
  • 1993 "Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" closes at Palace NYC after 7 performances
  • 1993 Vatican recognizes Israel
  • 1995 Carquest Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10
  • 1995 The lowest ever United Kingdom temperature of -27.2°C was recorded at Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands. This equalled the record set at Braemar, Aberdeenshire on February 11, 1895 and January 10, 1982.
  • 1996 Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel.
  • 1996 UN announces that a total of 21 contracts have been approved for the limited Iraqi oil sales under Resolution 986
  • 1997 An abandoned building collapses on NY's 42nd St, no one hurt
  • 1997 In the worst incident in Algeria's insurgency, the Wilaya of Relizane massacres, 400 people are killed from four villages.
  • 2000 Rizal Day Bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a span of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred.
  • 2003 U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft recuses himself and his office from the Plame affair.
  • 2004 A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194.
  • 2005 Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin.
  • 2006 Madrid Barajas International Airport is bombed.

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2008 NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Denver Broncos

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • 2012 19 people are killed by a suicide bomber in Balochistan, Pakistan
  • 2012 9 people are killed and 26 are injured in a tour bus crash off interstate 84, Oregon, US
  • 2012 The opening of Line 6 of the Beijing subway makes it the longest metro network in the world at 442km
  • 2013 15 people are killed in a trolley-bus bomb attack in Voglograd, Russia
  • 2013 NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Washington Redskins