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December 30 Historical Events

The following events took place on December 30. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 41 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1066
    Granada massacre: A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city.
  • 1460
    Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield.
  • 1702
    Queen Anne’s War: James Moore, Governor of the Province of Carolina, abandons the Siege of St. Augustine.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York.
  • 1816
    The Treaty of St. Louis (1816) between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes is proclaimed.
  • 1825
    The Treaty of St. Louis between the United States and the Shawnee Nation is proclaimed.
  • 1853
    Gadsden Purchase: The United States buys land from Mexico to facilitate railroad building in the Southwest.
  • 1896
    Filipino patriot and reform advocate José Rizal is executed by a Spanish firing squad in Manila, Philippines.
  • 1896
    Canadian ice hockey player Ernie McLea scores the first hat-trick in Stanley Cup play, and the Cup-winning goal as the Montreal Victorias defeat the Winnipeg Victorias 6–5.
  • 1897
    The British Colony of Natal annexes Zululand.
  • 1903
    A fire at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, Illinois kills at least 605.
  • 1905
    Former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg is assassinated at the front gate of his home in Caldwell.
  • 1906
    The All-India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India. It went on to lay the foundations of Pakistan.
  • 1916
    The last coronation in Hungary is performed for King Charles IV and Queen Zita.
  • 1919
    Lincoln’s Inn in London, England, UK admits its first female bar student.
  • 1922
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed.
  • 1927
    The Ginza Line, the first subway line in Asia, opens in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1936
    The United Auto Workers union stages its first sitdown strike.
  • 1943
    Subhas Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.
  • 1944
    King George II of Greece declares a regency, leaving the throne vacant.
  • 1947
    King Michael I of Romania is forced to abdicate by the Soviet Union-backed Communist government of Romania.
  • 1948
    The Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate (1,077 performances), opens at the New Century Theatre and becomes the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award.
  • 1958
    The Guatemalan Air Force sinks several Mexican fishing boats alleged to have breached maritime borders, killing three and sparking international tension.
  • 1965
    Ferdinand Marcos becomes President of the Philippines.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: The United States halts heavy bombing of North Vietnam.
  • 1977
    For the second time, Ted Bundy escapes from his cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
  • 1981
    In the 39th game of his third NHL season, Wayne Gretzky scores five goals, giving him 50 on the year and setting a new NHL record previously held by Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy, who earlier had each scored 50 goals in 50 games.
  • 1993
    Israel and Vatican City establish diplomatic relations.
  • 1996
    In the Indian state of Assam, a passenger train is bombed by Bodo separatists, killing 26.
  • 1996
    Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel.

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