October 30, 1968 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), meets with Harold Wilson, then British Prime Minister, in London, calling for the ending of partition as a means to resolve the unrest in Northern Ireland
  • Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Lars Onsager (thermodynamics)
  • Nobel prize for physics awarded to Luis Alvarez (bubble chamber)
  • Queen Juliana opens IJ tunnel in Amsterdam

Deaths in History

  • Conrad Richter, US writer (Light in the Forest), dies at 78