Historical Events for Year 1930

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Jan 1st - Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant
Jan 1st - Jurgens & Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever
Jan 5th - Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"
Jan 5th - Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house
Jan 6th - 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed
Jan 6th - Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours
Jan 7th - Edwin Justus Mayer's "Children of Darkness" premieres in NYC
Jan 7th - Marguerite Perey discovers Fr (francium), the last naturally occurring element to be found
Jan 9th - Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
Jan 10th - Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England Christchurch
Jan 10th - Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch
Jan 10th - Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
Jan 12th - NHL's Boston Bruins win then-record 14th consecutive game
Jan 13th - "Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman Jan 15th - George Headley scores century on debut v England (made 176)
Jan 18th - -27°F (-33°C), Watts, Oklahoma (state record)
Jan 18th - Shostakovitch' opera "The Nose," premieres in Leningrad
Jan 20th - 1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)
Jan 22nd - -35°F (-37°C), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record)
Jan 23rd - Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto
Jan 23rd - George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Va established
Jan 23rd - WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions
Jan 24th - J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
Jan 24th - Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century
Jan 26th - Cleveland's Terminal Tower opens (52 stories)
Jan 30th - Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Banya" premieres in Leningrad
Jan 30th - The world's first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR.
Jan 31st - 1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, NJ
Feb 1st - Arnold Schönbergs opera, Von heute auf Morgen premieres in Frankfurt
27th US President William Howard Taft27th US President William Howard Taft Feb 3rd - William Howard Taft resigns as US chief justice for health reasons
Feb 3rd - The Communist Party of Vietnam is established.
Feb 4th - 1st tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans
Feb 5th - 5th Aliyah to Israel begins
Feb 8th - "Happy Days Are Here Again" by Benny Mereoff hits #1
Feb 10th - Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
Feb 15th - Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes
Feb 17th - French government of Tardieu falls
Feb 18th - Cow flown & milked, milk sealed in paper containers & parachuted
Feb 18th - Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi" premieres in Milan
Feb 18th - Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's "Simple Simon" premieres in NYC
Feb 18th - US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
Feb 20th - Capelle soccer team forms
Feb 21st - Marc Connelly's "Green Pastures" premieres in NYC
Feb 25th - Check photographing device patented
Feb 25th - George Headley completes twin tons in Test Cricket v England (114 & 112)
Feb 26th - "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
Feb 26th - 1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)
Feb 26th - West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
Feb 27th - Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency
Mar 2nd - 1st US indoor glider flight, St Louis Terminal Building
Mar 4th - Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated
Mar 4th - Emma Fahning bowls 1st sanctioned 300 game by a woman
Mar 4th - Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people.
Mar 6th - Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food
Mar 7th - Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth Mar 8th - Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"
Mar 11th - Pres & Chief Justice William Taft buried in Arlington
Mar 12th - Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax
Mar 12th - Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh] sets record for the 220-yard dash (0:26.1)
Mar 13th - Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
Mar 15th - 1st seaplane glider flown, Port Washington, NY
Mar 15th - 1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched
Mar 16th - USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a natl shrine
Mar 18th - Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game
Mar 19th - Nakagawa Soen accepted as a student of Katsube Keigaku Roshi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi Mar 20th - Clessie Cummins sets diesel engine speed record of 129.39 kph
Mar 23rd - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
Mar 23rd - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
Mar 24th - 1st religious services telecast in US (W2XBS NYC)
Mar 24th - Planet Pluto named
Mar 26th - Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway
Mar 27th - 1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea
Mar 28th - 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)
Mar 28th - Constantinople & Angora changes names to Istanbul & Ankara
Mar 29th - Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
Mar 30th - Babberich-H soccer team forms
Mar 31st - The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next thirty eight years.
Singer/Actress Marlene DietrichSinger/Actress Marlene Dietrich Apr 1st - "Blue Angel" starring unknown Marlene Dietrich premieres in America
Apr 2nd - 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda
Apr 3rd - Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Apr 3rd - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games
Apr 3rd - 2nd Academy Awards - "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win
Apr 4th - Andrew Sandham makes Test Cricket 1st triple century
Apr 4th - Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149)
Apr 4th - The Communist Party of Panama is founded.
Apr 5th - England out for 849 v WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325
Apr 6th - 1st transcontinental glider tow completed
Apr 6th - Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar
Apr 10th - George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston
Apr 10th - Synthetic rubber 1st produced
Actress Mary PickfordActress Mary Pickford Apr 12th - 4th Test Cricket WI v England ends in a draw after nine days
Apr 12th - Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days
Apr 14th - Philip Barry's "Hotel Universe" premieres in NYC
Apr 17th - Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
Apr 17th - DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene
Apr 18th - Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da.
Apr 19th - 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:34:48.2
Apr 21st - Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
Apr 21st - Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Moskva Golid" premieres in Moscow
Apr 22nd - US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
Apr 22nd - British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong in Bengal province, British India leaving 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries dead.
Apr 28th - 1st night organized baseball game played in Independence Kansas
Apr 29th - 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
Apr 29th - North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens
Apr 29th - Telephone connection Britain-Australia goes into service
May 1st - Bradman scores 236 Aust v Worcs, his 1st f-class innings in Eng
May 2nd - Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights
May 5th - Amy Johnson takes off - first woman to fly solo from England to Australia
May 5th - Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours
May 7th - Duleepsinhji scores 333 for Sussex v Northants in 330 mins
May 9th - 56th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
May 10th - 1st US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago)
May 10th - Clarrie Grimmett takes 10 for 37 v Yorkshire at Sheffield
May 12th - Pulitzer prize awarded to Marc Connelly (Green Pastures)
May 13th - Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas; only known fatality due to hail
May 15th - Ellen Church becomes 1st airline stewardess, United (SF to Cheyenne)
May 16th - 6th Walker Cup: US, 10-2
May 17th - 56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6
May 19th - White women win voting rights in South Africa
May 20th - 1st airplane catapulted from a dirigible, Charles Nicholson, pilot
May 20th - University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot
May 21st - Max Bishop draws 8 walks in a doubleheader
May 21st - NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers
May 22nd - Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)
May 22nd - Yankee "Bronx Bombers" hit 14 HRs in a game
May 24th - 1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson)
May 24th - Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours
May 24th - Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week
May 26th - Joe Sewell, strikes out twice of his 3 times in 1930, by Pat Caraway
May 26th - Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution
May 27th - Richard Drew invents masking tape
May 27th - The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
May 28th - Georges Forbes succeeds Joseph Ward as premier of New Zealand
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Bill Arnold wins (161.6 kph)
May 31st - Bradman gets his 1,000th run of the English Cricket season
May 31st - Building begins on Albert Canal in Belgium
May 31st - Comet 73P/1930 (Schwassmann-Wachmann 3) approaches 0.0617 AUs of Earth
Jun 1st - 6th French Mens Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Bill Tilden (3-6 8-6 6-3 6-1)
Jun 1st - 6th French Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-2 6-1)
Jun 1st - Alphense Boys soccer team forms in Alphen on Rhine
Jun 1st - Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia v Hampshire, 240 mins, 26 fours
Jun 2nd - Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in US, Cincinnati
Jun 3rd - Grover Cleveland Alexander is released by the Phillies
Jun 7th - 62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6
Jun 7th - NY Times agrees to capitalize the n in "Negro"
Runner nicknamed the Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn" Paavo Nurmi Jun 9th - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 6 mile (29:36.4)
Jun 9th - Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.
Jun 10th - Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms
Jun 12th - 34th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn
Jun 12th - Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey on a foul in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

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