30 October

October 30 is the 303rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 62 days remain until the end of the year. 

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about October 30th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 30th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Checklist day
  • National Candy Corn Day
  • Create a Great Funeral Day
  • National Hug A Sheep Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – October 30

2014: Sweden Recognizes Palestine

By doing so, it became the first EU country in Western Europe to recognize the State of Palestine. Yasser Arafat declared an independent Palestine on November 15, 1988. The UN General Assembly recognized it a month later.

1973: Bosphorous Bridge in Istanbul Opens for the First Time

Construction on the suspension bridge over the Bosphorus began in February 1970. The bridge, which connects Asia with Europe, was designed by British engineers Gilbert Roberts and William Brown.

1961: Biggest Bomb in History is Detonated

The Soviet Union detonated Tsar Bomba or Big Ivan over the Mityushikha Bay test range on the Novaya Zemlya Island in the Arctic Circle. The 57 Megatons nuclear bomb was one-of-a-kind and the flash of light when it exploded at a height of 13,000 feet was visible over 1000 kilometers away.

1908: First cross-country flight in Europe

French aviator Henri Farman flew from Bouy to Reims in France. The 14-mile journey took him about 20 minutes. Farman was also the co-founder of the Farman Aviation Works, an airline and engine manufacturing company.

1905: Russian Tsar Issues the October Manifesto

The manifesto, which was issued by Nicholas II, was a response to the Russian Revolution of 1905 in which there were widespread strikes and protests directed towards the government. The key features of the manifesto included the creation of an elected legislative body called Duma and universal suffrage for men. It also paved the way for a new constitution in 1906.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, October 30

1973: Edge, Canadian wrestler, actor

1960: Diego Maradona, Argentine footballer

1885: Ezra Pound, American poet

1882: William Halsey, Jr., American Admiral

1735: John Adams, American politician, 2nd President of the United States

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, October 30

2009: Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist

2006: Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist

1987: Joseph Campbell, American author

1923: Bonar Law, Canadian/Scottish politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1883: Dayananda Saraswati, Indian philosopher, scholar

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