Events in History in 1930

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  • Jan 1 Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant
  • Jan 1 Jurgens & Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever

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Jan 5 Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong

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Jan 5 Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • Jan 6 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed
  • Jan 7 Edwin Justus Mayer's "Children of Darkness" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 7 Marguerite Perey discovers francium (Fr), the last naturally occurring element to be found

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Jan 9 Albert Kahn Associates architectural firm become consulting architects for all industrial construction in the Soviet Union

Architect of Detroit Albert Kahn
Architect of Detroit
Albert Kahn
  • Jan 10 Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England Christchurch
  • Jan 10 Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch
  • Jan 10 Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
  • Jan 13 "Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears
  • Jan 15 George Headley scores century on debut v England (made 176)
  • Jan 18 -27°F (-33°C), Watts, Oklahoma (state record)
  • Jan 20 1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)
  • Jan 22 -35°F (-37°C), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record)
  • Jan 23 Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto
  • Jan 23 George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Virginia established
  • Jan 23 WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 24 Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century
  • Jan 26 Cleveland's Terminal Tower opens (52 stories)
  • Jan 30 Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Banya" premieres in Leningrad
  • Jan 30 The world's first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR.
  • Jan 31 1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, New Jersey

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Feb 3 William Howard Taft resigns as US chief justice for health reasons

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Feb 3 The Indochinese Communist Party of Vietnam is established
  • Feb 4 1st tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans
  • Feb 5 5th Aliyah to Israel begins
  • Feb 10 Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
  • Feb 17 French government of André Tardieu falls for the first time
  • Feb 18 Cow flown & milked, milk sealed in paper containers & parachuted
  • Feb 18 Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi" premieres in Milan
  • Feb 18 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's "Simple Simon" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 18 US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
  • Feb 21 Marc Connelly's "Green Pastures" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 25 Check photographing device patented
  • Feb 26 1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)
  • Feb 27 Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency
  • Mar 2 1st US indoor glider flight, St Louis Terminal Building
  • Mar 4 Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated
  • Mar 4 Emma Fahning bowls 1st sanctioned 300 game by a woman
  • Mar 4 Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people.
  • Mar 6 Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food
  • Mar 11 William Taft, US 27th President & Chief Justice buried in Arlington

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Mar 12 Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Mar 12 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh] sets record for the 220-yard dash (0:26.1)
  • Mar 13 Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
  • Mar 15 1st seaplane glider flown at Port Washington, NY
  • Mar 15 1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched
  • Mar 16 USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a national shrine
  • Mar 19 Nakagawa Soen accepted as a student of Katsube Keigaku Roshi

  • Mar 20 Clessie Cummins sets diesel engine speed record of 129.39 kph

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Mar 20 American fast food restaurant chain "KFC" [Kentucky Fried Chicken] is founded by Colonel Harland Sanders in North Corbin, Kentucky

Businessman and Restaurateur Colonel Sanders
Businessman and Restaurateur
Colonel Sanders
  • Mar 23 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 23 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 24 1st religious services telecast in US (W2XBS NYC)
  • Mar 26 Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway
  • Mar 27 1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea
  • Mar 28 Turkish cities Constantinople & Angora change their names to Istanbul & Ankara
  • Mar 29 Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
  • Apr 2 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda

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Apr 2 Ras Tafari Makonnen becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • Apr 4 The Communist Party of Panama is founded.
  • Apr 5 England out for 849 v WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325
  • Apr 6 1st transcontinental glider tow completed
  • Apr 6 Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar
  • Apr 10 George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston
  • Apr 10 Thiokol synthetic rubber 1st produced in Yardley, New Jersey
  • Apr 14 Philip Barry's "Hotel Universe" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 17 Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
  • Apr 17 DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene
  • Apr 18 Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da.
  • Apr 21 Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
  • Apr 21 Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Moskva Golid" premieres in Moscow
  • Apr 22 US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
  • Apr 22 British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong in Bengal province, British India leaving 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries dead.
  • Apr 29 North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens
  • Apr 29 Telephone connection Britain-Australia goes into service
  • May 1 Planet Pluto offically named by 11 year-old Venetia Burney
  • May 2 Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights
  • May 5 Amy Johnson takes off - first woman to fly solo from England to Australia
  • May 7 Duleepsinhji scores 333 for Sussex v Northants in 330 mins

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May 9 John Masefield is appointed British Poet Laureate by King George V

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • May 10 1st US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago)
  • May 10 Clarrie Grimmett takes 10 for 37 v Yorkshire at Sheffield
  • May 12 Pulitzer prize awarded to Marc Connelly (Green Pastures)
  • May 13 Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas; only known fatality due to hail
  • May 15 Ellen Church becomes 1st female airline stewardess aboard a United flight from San Francisco to Cheyenne
  • May 19 White women win voting rights in South Africa
  • May 20 1st airplane catapulted from a dirigible, Charles Nicholson, pilot
  • May 21 Max Bishop draws 8 walks in a doubleheader
  • May 22 Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)
  • May 22 Yankee "Bronx Bombers" hit 14 HRs in a game
  • May 24 1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson)
  • May 24 Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week
  • May 26 Joe Sewell, strikes out twice of his 3 times in 1930, by Pat Caraway
  • May 26 Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution
  • May 27 Richard Drew invents masking tape

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May 27 The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public

Founder of Chrysler Walter Chrysler
Founder of Chrysler
Walter Chrysler
  • May 28 Georges Forbes succeeds Joseph Ward as premier of New Zealand
  • May 31 Building begins on Albert Canal in Belgium
  • May 31 Comet 73P/1930 (Schwassmann-Wachmann 3) approaches 0.0617 AUs of Earth
  • Jun 2 Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in US, Cincinnati
  • Jun 7 NY Times agrees to capitalize the n in "Negro"

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 9 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 6 mile (29:36.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

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Jun 9 Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • Jun 13 1st Nudist Colony opens
  • Jun 13 22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista, Greece
  • Jun 16 Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR
  • Jun 18 Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute held
  • Jun 21 Ruth hits 3 HRs as Yanks blow 6-0 lead in 7th & lose 15-7
  • Jun 24 1st radar detection of planes, Anacostia, Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 24 Ground is broken for construction of Cleveland Stadium
  • Jun 28 1st night game in Detroit at newly built Hamtramck Stadium as Negro League Detroit Stars take on KC Monarchs
  • Jun 30 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY
  • Jul 1 Great Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq
  • Jul 3 US Veterans Administration created

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Jul 7 Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Jul 13 David Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home"

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Jul 19 Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould, and their polar expedition team return to the United States following the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • Jul 20 106°F (41°C), Washington, D.C. (district record)
  • Jul 21 110°F (43°C) at Millsboro, Delaware (state record)
  • Jul 21 US Veterans Administration forms
  • Jul 23 Earthquake strikes Ariano Italy, 1,500 killed
  • Jul 23 Pitts Pie Traynor ends both games with HRs (1st in 9th, 2nd in 13th)
  • Jul 25 Philadelphia Athletics triple steal in 1st & 4th innings vs Cleveland
  • Jul 28 114°F (46°C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record)
  • Jul 29 115°F (46°C), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record)
  • Jul 29 Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada
  • Aug 4 Child labor laws established in Belgium
  • Aug 6 Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC
  • Aug 6 Remains of balloon expedition of Solamon August Andrées to North Pole in 1897, found at Kvit oya Spitsbergen
  • Aug 7 A large mob estimated at 2,000 lynch two young black men, Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith in Marion, Indiana

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Aug 7 Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King loses the election to Richard Bedford Bennett of the Conservative Party

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett
11th Prime Minister of Canada
Richard Bedford Bennett
10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Aug 8 St Louis Cards are 12 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
  • Aug 9 113°F (45°C) at Perryville, Tennessee (state record)
  • Aug 9 Percy Williams runs world record 100m (10.3 sec)
  • Aug 16 1st British Empire Games open in Hamilton, Canada
  • Aug 18 Eastern Airlines begins passenger service
  • Aug 20 Dumont's 1st TV broadcast for home reception (NYC)
  • Aug 21 Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished
  • Aug 23 1st British Empire Games close in Hamilton, Canada
  • Aug 26 Hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record
  • Aug 29 The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
  • Sep 1 NY World reports disappearance of supreme court justice Joseph Crater
  • Sep 2 1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to US (37 hrs)
  • Sep 3 Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic)
  • Sep 4 Cambridge Theatre opens in London

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Sep 6 Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen
  • Sep 8 1st appearance of comic strip "Blondie"
  • Sep 8 NYC public schools begin teaching Hebrew
  • Sep 8 Richard Drew creates Scotch tape
  • Sep 10 Charles E Mitchell, named minister to Liberia
  • Sep 11 Stromboli volcano (Sicily) throws 2-ton basaltic rocks 2 miles
  • Sep 13 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 20,000m (1:04:38.4)
  • Sep 14 Nazis gain 107 seats in German election
  • Sep 15 1st international bridge match is held in London. US team defeats England
  • Sep 18 Philadelphia A's win AL championship for 2nd year in a row
  • Sep 20 Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
  • Sep 21 Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb
  • Sep 24 G Kaufman & M Hart's "Once in a Lifetime" premieres in NY
  • Sep 24 Noel Coward's "Private Lives" premieres in London
  • Sep 25 Austrian government of Vaugoin forms
  • Sep 25 Zoe Akins' "Greeks Had a Word for it" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 27 Cub's Hack Wilson's 2 HRs give him NL record 56 HRs
  • Sep 29 1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC
  • Sep 29 Boquerón battle ends Paraguay border dispute
  • Sep 29 NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising
  • Oct 5 British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais, France, 48 die
  • Oct 9 1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls
  • Oct 10 AP votes Joe Cronin unofficial AL MVP & BWA names Hack Wilson NL MVP
  • Oct 10 Yankees announce signing Joe McCarthy to manage for 4 years
  • Oct 11 Collingwood Football Club in Melbourne, Australia, won the VFL premiership for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Oct 13 New German Reichstag opens with 107 NSDAP members in uniform
  • Oct 14 Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in "Girl Crazy"
  • Oct 19 Jules Ladoumègue runs world record 1 km (2:23.6)
  • Oct 20 British White Paper restricts Jews from buying Arab land
  • Oct 22 Blake & Razaf's "Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930" premieres in NYC

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Oct 24 A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ousts Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getúlio Vargas then installed as "provisional president."

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • Oct 25 1st football game in Atlantic City Convention Center
  • Oct 25 1st scheduled transcontinental air service began
  • Oct 26 Dmitri Sjostakovitch' ballet "Zolotoy Vyek" premieres in Leningrad
  • Oct 29 1st Eastern Canada night CF game: Oshawa vs Toronto Balmy Beach
  • Oct 30 Turkey & Greece sign a treaty of friendship
  • Nov 2 Coronation of Ras Tafari Makonnen as Haile Selassie I, 225th Emperor of Ethopian Solmonic Dynasty
  • Nov 3 First vehicular tunnel to a foreign country (Detroit-Windsor) opens
  • Nov 3 Bank of Italy renamed Bank of America
  • Nov 3 Getúlio Dornelles Vargas became Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.
  • Nov 5 Nobel for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for "Babbitt"
  • Nov 8 Friedrich Wolf's "Die Matrosen von Cattaro" premieres in Berlin
  • Nov 9 1st nonstop airplane flight from NY to Panama

1stHistoric Invention

Nov 11 Patent number US1781541 was awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Nov 13 WA Drake's "Grand Hotel" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 18 Sōka Kyōiku Gakkai, a Buddhist association later renamed Soka Gakkai, is founded by Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda.
  • Nov 22 1st Irish Sweepstake run
  • Nov 22 1st US football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0)

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Nov 22 Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit

Religious Leader Elijah Muhammad
Religious Leader
Elijah Muhammad
  • Nov 23 NY Giant Hap Moran runs 91 yards for a TD from a scrimmage
  • Nov 24 Ruth Nichols sets women's transcontinental air flight record (Mineola, NY to California), in a Lockheed-Vega
  • Nov 25 Ito, Japan records 690 earthquake shocks in 1 day