On This Day in History

Today in History for Thursday 30th October 2014

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Historical Events

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1340 - Battle of Rio Salado Battle (or Tarifa): King Afonso IV of Portugal and King Alfonso XI of Castile defeat Sultan Abu al-Hasan 'Ali of Morocco and Yusuf I of Granada, last Mar─źnids invasion of Iberian Peninsula
1534 - English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Church in England - a role formerly held by the Pope
1899 - Battle of Ladysmith, Natal: Boers beat lt-general White's army
1905 - "October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties and accepts the first Duma (Parliament)
1917 - British government gives final approval to Balfour Declaration
1961 - Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb named Tsar Bomba - most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated
1973 - The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time.
1974 - Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire ('The Rumble in the Jungle')

Famous Birthdays

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Famous Weddings

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1943 - Italian director Federico Fellini marries actress Giulietta Masina
1991 - Singer Clint Black (34) weds actress Lisa Hartman (29)
2004 - Blink-182 pop punk band drummer Travis Barker (28) weds actress and First Runner Up Miss USA 1995 Shanna Moakler (29) at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California
2012 - Actress Evan Rachel Wood (25) weds "Billy Elliott" actor Jamie Bell (26) in California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 103

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

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