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October 30th, 2005 (October 30 2005)EventThe rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.
October 30th, 2002 (October 30 2002)EventBritish Digital terrestrial television (DTT) Service Freeview begins transmitting in parts of the United Kingdom.
October 30th, 1995 (October 30 1995)EventQuebec sovereignists narrowly lose a referendum for a mandate to negotiate independence from Canada (vote was 50.6% to 49.4%).
October 30th, 1991 (October 30 1991)EventThe Madrid Conference for Middle East peace talks opens.
October 30th, 1988 (October 30 1988)EventPhilip Morris buys Kraft Foods for U.S. $13.1 billion.
October 30th, 1987 (October 30 1987)EventIn Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine.
October 30th, 1985 (October 30 1985)EventSpace Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.
October 30th, 1983 (October 30 1983)EventThe first democratic elections in Argentina after seven years of military rule are held.
October 30th, 1980 (October 30 1980)EventEl Salvador and Honduras sign a peace treaty to put the border dispute fought over in 1969 s Football War before the International Court of Justice.
October 30th, 1975 (October 30 1975)EventPrince Juan Carlos becomes Spain s acting head of state, taking over for the country s ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco.
October 30th, 1974 (October 30 1974)EventThe Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire.Muhammad Ali Quotes
October 30th, 1973 (October 30 1973)EventThe Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time.
October 30th, 1972 (October 30 1972)EventA collision between two commuter trains in Chicago, Illinois kills 45 and injures 332.
October 30th, 1970 (October 30 1970)EventIn Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in six years causes large floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War.
October 30th, 1965 (October 30 1965)EventVietnam War: Just miles from Da Nang, United States Marines repel an intense attack by wave after wave of Viet Cong forces, killing 56 guerrillas. Among the dead, a sketch of Marine positions was found on the body of a 13-year-old Vietnamese boy who sold drinks to the Marines the day before.
October 30th, 1961 (October 30 1961)EventNuclear testing: The Soviet Union detonates the hydrogen bomb Tsar Bomba over Novaya Zemlya; at 58 megatons of yield, it is still the largest explosive device ever detonated, nuclear or not. Nikita Kruschev announces that the scientists had planned to make it 100 megatons, but had reduced the yield to reduce fallout over the Soviet Union.
October 30th, 1961 (October 30 1961)EventBecause of "violations of Lenin s precepts", it is decreed that Joseph Stalin s body be removed from its place of honour inside Lenin s tomb and buried near the Kremlin wall with a plain granite marker instead.Joseph Stalin Quotes
October 30th, 1960 (October 30 1960)EventMichael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
October 30th, 1953 (October 30 1953)EventCold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally approves the top secret document National Security Council Paper No. 162/2, which states that the United States arsenal of nuclear weapons must be maintained and expanded to counter the communist threat.Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
October 30th, 1950 (October 30 1950)EventPope Pius XII witnesses "The Miracle of the Sun" while at the Vatican.
October 30th, 1947 (October 30 1947)EventThe General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which is the foundation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), is founded.
October 30th, 1945 (October 30 1945)EventJackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers to break the baseball color barrier.
October 30th, 1944 (October 30 1944)EventAnne Frank and sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.Anne Frank Quotes
October 30th, 1941 (October 30 1941)EventWorld War II: Franklin Delano Roosevelt approves U.S. $1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to the Allied nations.Franklin Delano Roosevelt Quotes
October 30th, 1941 (October 30 1941)Event1,500 Jews from Pidhaytsi (in western Ukraine) are sent by Nazis to Belzec extermination camp.
October 30th, 1938 (October 30 1938)EventOrson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells s The War of the Worlds, causing a nationwide panic in the United States.Orson Welles Quotes
October 30th, 1929 (October 30 1929)EventThe Stuttgart Cable Car is constructed in Stuttgart, Germany.
October 30th, 1925 (October 30 1925)EventJohn Logie Baird creates Britain s first television transmitter.
October 30th, 1922 (October 30 1922)EventBenito Mussolini is made Prime Minister of Italy.Benito Mussolini Quotes
October 30th, 1920 (October 30 1920)EventThe Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.
October 30th, 1918 (October 30 1918)EventThe Ottoman Empire signs an armistice with the Allies, ending the First World War in the Middle East.
October 30th, 1905 (October 30 1905)EventTsar Nicholas II of Russia grants Russia s first constitution, creating a legislative assembly.
October 30th, 1894 (October 30 1894)EventDomenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in producing pandoro industrially.
October 30th, 1864 (October 30 1864)EventSecond war of Schleswig ends. Denmark renounces all claim to Schleswig, Holstein and Lauenburg, which come under Prussian and Austrian administration.
October 30th, 1864 (October 30 1864)EventHelena, Montana is founded after four prospectors discover gold at "Last Chance Gulch."
October 30th, 1863 (October 30 1863)EventDanish Prince Wilhelm arrives in Athens to assume his throne as George I, King of the Hellenes.
October 30th, 1831 (October 30 1831)EventIn Southampton County, Virginia, escaped slave Nat Turner is captured and arrested for leading the bloodiest slave rebellion in United States history.Ted Turner Quotes
October 30th, 1502 (October 30 1502)EventVasco da Gama returns to Calicut for the second time.
October 30th, 1485 (October 30 1485)EventHenry VII of England crowned.
October 30th, 1470 (October 30 1470)EventHenry VI of England returns to the English throne after Earl of Warwick defeats Yorkists in battle.
October 30th, 1340 (October 30 1340)EventBattle of Rio Salado.
October 30th, 1270 (October 30 1270)EventThe Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis end by an agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis. Louis IX of France Quotes
October 30th, 1137 (October 30 1137)EventBattle of Rignano between Ranulf of Apulia and Roger II of Sicily.
October 30th, 0637 (October 30 0637)EventAntioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge.

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