Historical Events on 30th December

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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.
1621 - English king James I cracks Protestation of Parliament
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 S Netherlands
1689 - Henry Purcell & Tates opera "Dido & Aeneas," premieres in Chesea
1703 - Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die
1731 - 1st US music concert (Peter Pelham's great room in Boston)
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.
1817 - 1st coffee planted in Hawaii (Kona)
1835 - After gold discovery in Ga, Cherokees forced to move across Miss R
1835 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails from NZ to Sydney
1836 - Lehman-theater in St Petersburg catches fire; 100s die
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1844 - Opera "Stradella" after being rewritten is produced (Hamburg)
1853 - A dinner party is held inside a life-size model of an Iguanodon 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
1877 - Johnannes Brahms' 2nd Symphony in D, premieres in Vienna
1879 - Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres
1884 - Anton Bruckner's 7th Symphony in E, premieres in Leipzig
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 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-5
1896 - José Rizal is executed by firing squad in Manila.
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
1903 - Fire at Chicago's Iriquois Theater kills 602
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, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.
1907 - Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball
1908 - Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers outscore Edmonton, 13-10 in 2 game set
1911 - Crickets S F Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Aust at MCG
1911 - Sun Yat-sen elected 1st pres of Republic of China
1913 - Barnes takes 17 wickets vs South Africa (8-56 & 9-103)
1915 - Cromarty Harbour, Scot-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)
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover 1918 - John E Hoover decides to be called J. Edgar Hoover
1919 - Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student.
1922 - Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR & Transcaucasian SSR
1924 - Edwin Hubble announces existence of other galactic systems
1925 - NSW score 705 against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701
1926 - Paul Eliot Greens "In Abraham's Bosom," premieres in NYC
1926 - Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substaniated)
1927 - Japan dedicates 1st subway in Orient (route under 2 miles long)
1929 - Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up & Dream," premieres in NYC
1929 - Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporates
1932 - Bradman out for a duck v England at cricket MCG
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
Astronomer Edwin HubbleAstronomer Edwin Hubble 1936 - United Auto Workers stage 1st sit-down strike, at Fisher Body Plant
1938 - Electronic television system patented (V K Zworykin)
1939 - Bradman scores 267 SA v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century
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 - Nazibezetters oblige artsen member to become of Artsenkamer
1941 - Nazis require Dutch physicians to join Nazi organization
1941 - Winston Churchill addresses Canadian parliament
1943 - Phillies trade Babe Dahlgren to Pitts for Babe Phelps & cash
1943 - Subhash Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.
1944 - King George II of Greece, abdicates his throne
1947 - 36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
1947 - King Michael of Romania, forced by communists abdicates his throne
1947 - Romanian republic proclaimed
1948 - "Kiss Me, Kate" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 1077 performances
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1949 - India recognizes People's Republic of China
1950 - Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states in France Union
1952 - Tuskegee Inst reports 1952 as 1st yr in 71 with no lynchings in US
1953 - The first ever NTSC color television sets go on sale for about USD at $1,175 each from RCA.
1954 - "House of Flowers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 165 performances
1954 - Harold Arlen/Truman Capotes musical premieres in NYC
1956 - NY Giants beat Chicago Bears 47-7 in NFL championship game
1957 - Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns
1957 - New York Giants win NFL championship
1958 - French franc devalued
1959 - George Washington, 1st ballistic missile sub commissioned
1961 - Moscow: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 4th Symphony (out 1936)
1962 - Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
1963 - "Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV
1963 - Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar
1963 - Green Bay Packers win NFL championship
1964 - Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice," premieres in NYC
1965 - Ferdinand Marcos inaugurated as president of the Phillipines
1967 - Beatles' "Hello Goodbye," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
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
1971 - Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders)
1971 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 - Pres Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam & announces peace talks
1973 - 1st picture of a comet from space (Comet Kohoutek-Skylab)
1973 - Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders 27-10 in AFC championship game
1973 - Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys 27-10 in NFC championship game
1974 - Beatles are legally disbanded (4 years after suit was brought)
1975 - "Boccaccio" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 7 performances
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 pres in Eastern Europe (Warsaw)
1978 - "King & I" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 719 performances
1978 - Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach
1979 - Rock group, Emerson, Lake & Palmer break up
1979 - Togo adopts constitution
1980 - "Wonderful World of Disney," last performance on NBC-TV
NHL all-time top scorer Wayne GretzkyNHL all-time top scorer Wayne Gretzky 1981 - Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season
1982 - Anthony Shaffers "Whodunnit," premieres in NYC
1982 - England defeat Australia by three runs at cricket MCG
1982 - US Assay Office in New York City, NY closes
1984 - Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) & Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed
1985 - IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released
1985 - Pakistan restores constitution
1987 - Australia hang on for draw v NZ at MCG, 1 wkt left 17 runs short
1987 - Premier Mugabe elected president of Zimbabwe
1988 - Canadian Senate OK's free trade pact; with US
1988 - Former Soviet Pres 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
1988 - North subpoenas Reagan & Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial
1989 - 10th United Negro College Fund raises $12,000,000
1989 - Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec)
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1990 - "Miser" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 93 performances
1990 - 11th United Negro College Fund raises $10,000,000
1992 - Last day of Test Cricket for Michael Whitney
1992 - Shane Warne takes 7-52 to lead Australian MCG win v West Indies
1993 - "Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" closes at Palace NYC after 7 perfs
1993 - Vatican recognizes Israel
1995 - Carquest Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10
1995 - The lowest ever United Kingdom temperature of -27.2°C was recorded at Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands. This equalled the record set at Braemar, Aberdeenshire on February 11, 1895 and January 10, 1982.
1996 - Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel.
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

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