On This Day

Events in History in December 1930

  • Dec 3 Airborn chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley, Belgium)
  • Dec 3 Otto Ender forms Austrian government
  • Dec 4 Vatican approves rhythm method for birth control
  • Dec 8 Broadway Theater opens at 1681 Broadway NYC
  • Dec 10 Indian Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman is presented with the Nobel Prize for Physics for work on light scattering - first Asian and non-white to win a Science Nobel

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 German chemist Hans Fischer is awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on haemin

  • Dec 11 Bank of the United States closes in New York City
  • Dec 12 Start of the 1st Australia v West Indies Test (at Adelaide)
  • Dec 13 French government of André Tardieu falls for the second time
  • Dec 13 Theodore Steeg forms French government

Historic Event

Dec 19 James Weldon Johnson resigns as executive secretary of NAACP

  • Dec 22 Convention of Economic Rapprochement/Oslo Agreesments signed between some European countries in response to the Great Depression
  • Dec 23 Police Bureau of Criminal Alien Investigation started in NYC

Historic Event

Dec 24 Sukarno sentenced to four years in prison by Indonesian authorities in Bandung, Dutch East Indies

  • Dec 24 F Garcia Lorca's "La Zapatera Prodigiosa" premieres in Madrid
  • Dec 25 Slinger Nitschke scores 142 SA v Qld at Adelaide before 5,422
  • Dec 25 Tasmania all out 280, WI 2-139 at Hobart Crowd 2,500
  • Dec 29 Fred P. Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minnesota, to New Orleans
  • Dec 31 Pontifical encyclical Casti connubii against mixed marriages
  • Dec 31 US tobacco industry produced 123 billion cigarettes in 1930