On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 1978 Uganda troops attack Tanzania
  • 1979 NASA launches space vehicle S-203
  • 1979 Richard Arrington, Jr. is elected the first African American mayor in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1980 Honduras and El Salvador sign a peace treaty ending the "Football War"
  • 1980 NASA launches Flt Satcom-4
  • 1982 Portugal revises constitution
  • 1983 The first democratic elections are held in Argentina after seven years of military rule.
  • 1984 Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins AL Cy Young Award
  • 1985 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A)-Challenger 9-launched
  • 1986 Discovery moves to OPF where more than 200 modifications are made
  • 1987 In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine.
  • 1988 2 gambling clubs & 1 player share 61.38 M California lotto jackpot
  • 1988 Jim Elliott (US) completes 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
  • 1989 August A. Busch III becomes CEO of St Louis Cards
  • 1989 Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)
  • 1990 Britain and France complete the "Chunnel" under the English Channel

  • 1991 Colombian government negotiate with M-19-guerrilla
  • 1991 Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid Spain
  • 1992 MTA begins installing automated fare collection turnstiles
  • 1994 Leftist coalition wins Macedonian parliamentary election

InventionHistoric Invention

1994 Thomas Nicely reports bug in Intel's Pentium-processor on the Internet

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 1995 Québec votes in a referendum to remain part of Canada
  • 1996 Exxon confirms that it is in talks with state-owned Qatar General Petroleum Corporation concerning the application of new technology to convert natural gas to petroleum products
  • 1997 Shirley Allen, 51, held Illinois police off for 39 days captured
  • 2005 The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.
  • 2013 44 people are killed after a bus catches fire in Mahbubnagar, India
  • 2014 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks win the 2014 Japan Series
  • 2016 6.6-magnitude earthquake hits central Italy - strongest in Italy for 36 years
  • 2016 Canada and the EU sign free trade deal after opposition by Belgium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort and associate Rick Gates are indicted on fraud charges, advisor George Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to the FBI

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2017 Kenyan election rerun, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the winner with 38% turnout

Prime Minister of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta
Prime Minister of Kenya
Uhuru Kenyatta
  • 2017 US federal judge blocks President Trump's ban on transgender people in the military
  • 2018 Boston organized crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger killed shortly after arriving at US Penitentiary Hazelton in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, at 89
  • 2018 WWF conservation group says "exploding human consumption" has caused a 60% decline in all wildlife between 1970 and 2014
  • 2018 US Pentagon sends 5,200 troops to Mexican border in advance of migrant caravan from Central America
  • 2018 German ex-nurse Niels Högel admits in court to killing over 100 patients, making him one of the world's worst serial killers
  • 2019 Kashmir officially loses their autonomous status, their flag and their constitution, as India brings it under federal control

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Twitter head Jack Dorsey announces it will no longer take political ads

Tech Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey
Tech Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Twitter
Jack Dorsey
  • 2020 7.0 magnitude earthquake in the Aegean Sea kills at least 64 in Turkish city of Izmir and Greek Island of Samos

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a second four-week lockdown for England

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
  • 2020 New DNA study of dogs suggests they were human's first domesticated animal, 11,000 years ago at end of the Bronze Age [1]

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