On This Day

On This Day in History for December 30 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 2016 A ceasefire organised by Russia, Iran and Turkey between Syria's government and opposition groups takes effect
  • 2016 Last day Indians are able to deposit in banks 500 and 1,000 rupee notes which were scrapped only 50 days earlier in an anti-corruption measure
  • 2020 Argentina is the first major Latin American country to legalize abortion (signed into law 14 Jan 2021)

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