Year 1930 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 5 Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"
  • Mar 12 Mahatma Gandhi begins his famous 200 mile (300km) protest march against the widely hated British salt tax
  • Mar 13 Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
  • Apr 2 Ras Tafari Makonnen becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • Jun 24 1st detection of an airplane using reflected radio waves, a precursor to radar, by US Naval Research Laboratory engineers in Anacostia, Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 16 I British Empire Games open in Hamilton, Canada
  • Nov 2 Coronation of Ras Tafari Makonnen as Haile Selassie I, 225th Emperor of Ethiopian Solmonic Dynasty
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Historical Marriages

  • Jan 8 Belgium Princess Marie-Jose marries Italian's crown prince Umberto
  • Jan 14 American author John Steinbeck (27) weds Carol Henning (23) in Los Angeles, California (divorced 1942)
  • Jan 15 Businesswoman Estee Mentzer (23) weds businessman Joseph Lauter (later Lauder)

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