30 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • John Adams, 1735
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 1751
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky , 1821
  • Alfred Sisley, 1839
  • Paul Valery, 1871
  • Admiral Bull Halsey, 1882
  • Ezra Pound, 1885
  • Charles Atlas, 1893
  • Ruth Gordon, 1896
  • Ruth Hussey, 1914
  • Fred Friendly, 1915
  • Herschel Bernardi, 1923
  • Nestor Almendros, 1930
  • Louis Malle, 1932
  • Michael Winner, 1935
  • Grace Slick, 1939
  • Henry Winkler, 1945
  • Harry Hamlin, 1951

Died On This Day:

  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1919
  • Ramon Novarro, 1968
  • Lillian Carter, 1983
  • Steve Allen, 2000
  • Robert Goulet, 2007

Today's Events:

  • 1485 - Henry VII crowned King of England.
  • 1768 - America's first Methodist chapel dedicated in New York City by minister Philip Embury.
  • 1817 - Independent government of Venezuela formed by Simon Bolivar.
  • 1841 - Fire at the Tower of London.
  • 1888 - Ball point pen patented by inventor John J. Loud of Weymouth, Mass.
  • 1919 - Professional baseball association rules that spitballs and shineballs are illegal.
  • 1938 - Orson Welles' radio play of H. G. Wells' 'War of the Worlds' on CBS causes panic in the U.S.A.
  • 1941 - German submarine sinks American destroyer Reuben James a month before US enters WWII.
  • 1974 - Muhammad Ali regains World Heavyweight Championship in Zaire; KO's George Foreman in 8th.
  • 1980 - Iranian boy Mohammed Hossein Fahmideh, age 13, becomes world's first suicide bomber when he throws himself under Iraqi tank with live hand grenade.
  • 1983 - 7.1 earthquake in Turkey kills 1,000.
  • 1988 - 6,516 followers of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon are married in mass ceremony at Seoul, S. Korea.
  • 2004 - Three million people attend parade in Boston celebrating Boston Red Sox's World Series win, the first in 86 years.
  • 2010 - Three bottles of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1869 wine sold for $232,692 EACH at Sotheby's Hong Kong, a new world record.
  • 2014 - Apple Chief Exec Tim Cook becomes first leader of a Fortune 500 company to come out as gay.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Marcellus the Centurion
  • Alphonsus Rodriguez

Holiday:

  • Day of Mars, God of War

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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