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October 30 Historical Events

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

Found 52 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 637
    Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of the Iron Bridge.
  • 758
    Guangzhou is sacked by Arab and Persian pirates.
  • 1137
    Battle of Rignano between Ranulf of Apulia and Roger II of Sicily.
  • 1270
    The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis end by an agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis.
  • 1340
    Portuguese and Castilian forces halt a Marinid invasion at the Battle of Río Salado.
  • 1485
    King Henry VII of England is crowned.
  • 1501
    Ballet of Chestnuts: A banquet held by Cesare Borgia in the Papal Palace where fifty prostitutes or courtesans are in attendance for the entertainment of the guests.
  • 1534
    English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church - a role formerly held by the Pope.
  • 1657
    Spanish forces fail to retake Jamaica at the Battle of Ocho Rios during the Anglo-Spanish War.
  • 1806
    Believing he is facing a much larger force, Prussian Lieutenant General Friedrich von Romberg, commanding 5,300 men, surrendered the city of Stettin to 800 French soldiers commanded by General Lassalle.
  • 1817
    The independent government of Venezuela is established by Simón Bolívar.
  • 1831
    In Southampton County, Virginia, escaped slave Nat Turner is captured and arrested for leading the bloodiest slave rebellion in United States history.
  • 1863
    Danish Prince Vilhelm arrives in Athens to assume his throne as George I, King of the Hellenes.
  • 1864
    Second Schleswig War ends. Denmark renounces all claim to Schleswig, Holstein and Lauenburg, which come under Prussian and Austrian administration.
  • 1864
    Helena, Montana is founded after four prospectors discover gold at “Last Chance Gulch”.
  • 1888
    Rudd Concession granted by King Lobengula of Matabeleland to agents of Cecil Rhodes led by Charles Rudd.
  • 1894
    Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in producing pandoro industrially.
  • 1905
    Czar Nicholas II of Russia grants Russia’s first constitution, creating a legislative assembly.
  • 1918
    The Ottoman Empire signs an armistice with the Allies, ending the First World War in the Middle East.
  • 1920
    The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.
  • 1922
    Benito Mussolini is made Prime Minister of Italy.
  • 1925
    John Logie Baird creates Britain’s first television transmitter.
  • 1929
    The Stuttgart Cable Car is constructed in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • 1938
    Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.
  • 1941
    World War II: Franklin Delano Roosevelt approves U.S. $1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to the Allied nations.
  • 1941
    One thousand five hundred Jews from Pidhaytsi (in western Ukraine) are sent by Nazis to Bełżec extermination camp.
  • 1942
    Lt. Tony Fasson, Able Seaman Colin Grazier and canteen assistant Tommy Brown from HMS Petard board U-559, retrieving material which would lead to the decryption of the German Enigma code.
  • 1944
    Anne and Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they die from disease the following year, shortly before the end of WWII.
  • 1945
    Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers to break the baseball color barrier.
  • 1947
    The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which is the foundation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), is founded.

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