Events in History on December 30

  • 987 French King Hugo Capet crowns his son Robert the compassionate king
  • 1317 Pontifical degree "Sancta Romania" against spiritualists
  • 1460 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI

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1621 English King James I cracks Protestation of Parliament

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1665 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi departs to Constantinople
  • 1666 Abraham Crijnssen departs to Suriname
  • 1672 Baron Karl Rabenhaupt occupies Coevorden Neth
  • 1685 Don Francisco de Agurto installed as land guardian of Southern Netherlands
  • 1703 Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die
  • 1794 French troops conquer Grave Neth
  • 1809 Wearing masks at balls forbidden in Boston
  • 1813 Danzig surrenders to allied armies
  • 1816 The Treaty of St. Louis is proclaimed.
  • 1835 Georgia gold rush forces the Cherokees to move across the Mississippi River
  • 1836 Lehman Theater in St Petersburg catches fire; 100s die
  • 1853 A dinner party is held inside a life-size model of an Iguanodon (ornithopod dinosaur) created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Sir Richard Owen in south London

  • 1854 Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co, 1st in US, incorporated in NYC
  • 1861 US banks stops payments in gold
  • 1869 Philadelphia Knights of Labor forms
  • 1873 American Metrological Society forms (NYC) weights, measures & money
  • 1875 Andrassy Note calls for Christian-Muslim religious freedoms
  • 1879 Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" premieres
  • 1884 William Morris, Eleanor Marx, and others establish the Socialist League, a revolutionary organization in the UK
  • 1888 Belgium: king Leopold II installs Order of African Star
  • 1892 Dr Miles V Lynk, physician, publishes 1st Black medical journal
  • 1893 Russia signs military accord with France


1896 Filipino nationalist José Rizal is executed by firing squad in Manila by the Spanish

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1897 Province of Zululand annexed to Natal colony
  • 1903 Electric arc lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago leaving 602 dead in one of the deadliest blazes in American history
  • 1903 American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans
  • 1905 Former Governor Frank Steunenberg is assassinated near his home in Caldwell, Idaho
  • 1906 Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy
  • 1906 The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, later laid down the foundations of Pakistan
  • 1913 Barnes takes 17 wickets vs South Africa (8-56 & 9-103)
  • 1915 Cromarty Harbour, Scotland - British cruiser Natal explodes: 405 die
  • 1917 -32°F (-36°C) in Mountain City, Tennessee (state record)
  • 1917 -37°F (-38°C) in Lewisburg, WV (state record)

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1918 John E Hoover decides to be called J. Edgar Hoover

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • 1919 Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student.
  • 1922 Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre, Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR & Transcaucasian SSR

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1924 Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble

  • 1925 NSW score 705 against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701
  • 1926 Paul Eliot Green's "In Abraham's Bosom" premieres in NYC
  • 1927 Japan dedicates 1st subway in Orient (route under 2 miles long)
  • 1929 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporates
  • 1933 -50°F (-46°C) in Bloomfield, Vermont (state record)
  • 1933 Government disallows NSB-membership for civil service
  • 1933 Jack Badcock scores 274 v Victoria, Tasmania's 1st double-ton
  • 1935 Italian bombers destroy Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia
  • 1936 United Auto Workers stage 1st sit-down strike, at Fisher Body Plant
  • 1939 O'Reilly takes 14-45 (8-23 & 6-22) as NSW crush Qld in 2 days
  • 1940 California's 1st freeway, (Arroyo Seco Parkway), opens
  • 1941 Nazis require Dutch physicians to join Nazi organization

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1941 Winston Churchill addresses Canadian parliament

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1943 Subhash Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair
  • 1944 King George II of Greece, abdicates his throne, appointing Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens as Regent in 1945
  • 1947 King Michael of Romania, forced by Communists abdicates his throne, sending him into exlie
  • 1947 Romanian republic proclaimed
  • 1949 India recognizes People's Republic of China
  • 1950 Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states within the French Union
  • 1952 Tuskegee Inst reports 1952 as 1st yr in 71 with no lynchings in US
  • 1957 Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns
  • 1958 French franc devalued
  • 1959 George Washington, 1st ballistic missile sub commissioned
  • 1963 Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar

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1964 Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Edward Albee

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1965 Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as President of the Phillipines

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • 1967 Great Western Forum opens in LA
  • 1968 -48°F (-44°C), Mazama & Winthrop, Washington (state record)
  • 1969 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1970 The financial cost of the disturbances and riots in Northern Ireland during 1969 and 1970 are today estimated to be £5.5 million
  • 1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971 A member of the Irish Republican Army is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Santry, Dublin.

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1972 US President Richard Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam & announces peace talks

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1973 1st picture of a comet from space (Comet Kohoutek-Skylab)
  • 1975 Constitution of Democratic Republic of Madagascar comes into force
  • 1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1977 Carter holds 1st news conference by US President in Eastern Europe (Warsaw)
  • 1978 Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach
  • 1979 Rock group, Emerson, Lake & Palmer break up
  • 1979 Togo adopts constitution
  • 1982 Anthony Shaffer's "Whodunnit" premieres in NYC
  • 1982 US Assay Office in New York City, NY closes
  • 1985 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released
  • 1985 Pakistan restores constitution
  • 1987 Australia hang on for draw v New Zealand at MCG, 1 wkt left 17 runs short

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1987 Premier Mugabe elected President of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • 1988 Canadian Senate OK's free trade pact; with US
  • 1988 Former Soviet President Brezhnev's son-in-law sentenced to 12-yr (bribery)
  • 1988 Mercedes-Benz pays $20.2-M fine failed to meet '86 government fuel standard

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1988 North subpoenas Reagan & Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1989 10th United Negro College Fund raises $12,000,000
  • 1990 11th United Negro College Fund raises $10,000,000
  • 1992 Shane Warne takes 7-52 to lead Australian MCG win v West Indies
  • 1993 Vatican recognizes Israel
  • 1995 Carquest Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10
  • 1995 Lowest ever UK temperature recorded of -27.2°C iat Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands, equaling the record set at Braemar, Aberdeenshire on February 11, 1895 and January 10, 1982

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1996 Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel.

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • 1996 United Nations announces that a total of 21 contracts have been approved for the limited Iraqi oil sales under Resolution 986
  • 1997 An abandoned building collapses on NY's 42nd St, no one hurt
  • 1997 In the worst incident in Algeria's insurgency, the Wilaya of Relizane massacres, 400 people are killed from four villages.
  • 2000 Rizal Day Bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a span of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred.
  • 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


2016 Ray Davies of The Kinks is awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II