This Date in History calender- October 30

In civil rights, Foreign Affairs, History, media, Sports, World War I, World War II on October 30, 2007 by Editor Z

Courtesy:, wikipedia, History Channel

1831: Nat Turner, an escaped slave who led an uprising of slaves against their masters is apprehended in Virginia and placed under arrest for his part in the uprising which is said to have claimed the lives of fifty people.

1905: In a gesture that offers a glimmer of Democracy into the bloodstream of Tsarist Russia and somewhat mute his critics, Tsar Nicholas II reluctantly allows Russia to form the Duma, it’s first legislative body.

1918: Fighting in “The Great War” (later to become known as World War I) for the Ottoman Empire comes to an end, with the signing of a treaty with the allied forces.

1938: A piece of radio history and public hysteria over what is at first viewed by many as an alien invasion, when the Orson Welles radio adaption of the H.G Welles Science fiction novel “War of the Worlds”, about aliens invading earth, airs on radio.

1939: Singer Grace Slick is born

1941: Just a little more then a month before the U.S would find itself catapulted into the global maelstrom of World War II, President Roosevelt confirms $1 billion for the allied forces in Lend Lease Aid.

1945: Actor Henry Winkler (known as “The Fonz” from “Happy Days”) is born

1947: Musician and singer Thomas B Scmidt is born.

1969: The final vestiges of American segregation are ordered to be abolished, in a ruling by the U.S Supreme Court, who rules that desegregation laws should apply nationally.

1974: In Zaire, a battle of the titans , when the famous Heavy Weight Champion boxing event known as “The Rumble in the Jungle” takes place between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman.


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