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Births, Deaths, and Events for 30 October

About This Day

     This is day 304 of the year 2020.
     There are 62 days left to 2020.

Thought For The Day

     "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."



1735   John Adams - Braintree, MA, 2nd president (1797-1801)
1821   Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski - Russian novelist & short-story writer
1873   Francisco Madero - Mexico, revolutionary, president (1911-13)
1885   Ezra Pound - Hailey, Idaho, poet (Cantos)
1893   Charles Atlas - Acri, Italy, body builder
1896   Ruth Gordon - Quincy, MA, actress (Rosemary's Baby, Harold & Maude)
1917   Ruth Hussey - Providence, RI, actress (Another Thin Man, Phila Story)
1938   Louis Malle - Thumeries, Nord, France, director (Vanya on 42nd Street, My Dinner With Andre)
1939   Grace Slick - Chicago, IL, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane-White Rabbit)
1945   Henry Winkler - New York City, NY, actor (Fonz-Happy Days, Night Shift)
1946   Robert L "Hoot" Gibson - Cooperstown, NY, USN/ast (STS 41B, 61C, 27)
1946   Lynne Marta - Philadelphia, PA, actress (Love American Style)
1946   Andrea Mitchell - NYC, newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA)
1951   Harry Hamlin - Pasadena, CA, actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law)
1970   Nia Long - Brooklyn, NY, actress (Big Momma's House, "Third Watch")



1893   Sir John Abbott - PM of Canada (C) (1891-92), dies at 72
1968   Pert Kelton - actress (Cavalcade of Stars), dies at 61
1984   Mario Gallo - actor (Delvecchio), dies at 61
1984   June Duprez - actress, dies at 66
1985   Kirby Grant Hoon - Jr., Butte, MT, actor (Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74
1991   William Shea - (Shea Stadium namesake), dies at 84



   National Candy Corn Day
1270   8th & last crusade is launched
1864   Helena, Montana's capital, founded
1888   1st ballpoint pen patented
1905   "October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties
1918   Slovakia asks for creation of Czechoslovakian state
1922   Mussolini forms cabinet in Italy
1930   Turkey & Greece sign a treaty of friendship
1938   Orson Welles panics a nation with broadcast of "War of the Worlds"
1939   USSR & Germany agree on partitioning Poland
1941   USS Reuben James torpedoed by Germans, even though US is not in war
1944   Anne Frank (of Diary fame) is deported from Auschwitz to Belsen
1945   US government announces end of shoe rationing
1948   20 die & 6,000 made ill by smog in Donora, Pennsylvania
1953   Dr. Albert Schweitzer & General George C. Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize
1954   Defense Department announces elimination of all segregated regiments
1956   Israel captures Egyptian militay post at El-Thamad
1961   Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb
1961   Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Josef Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square
1965   Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia
1967   USSR Kosmos 186 & 188 make 1st automatic docking & Venmera 13 launch
1972   Worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago
1974   Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa, Zaire (Rumble In The Jungle)
1975   Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
1975   NY Daily News runs headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead"
1976   Jane Pauley becomes news co-anchor of the Today Show
1978   Laura Nickel & Curt Noll find 25th Mersenne prime, 2 ^ 21701-1
1979   NASA launches space vehicle S-203
1980   Honduras & El Salvador settle their boundary dispute
1980   NASA launches Flt Satcom-4
1985   22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A)-Challenger 9-launched
1986   Discovery moves to OPF where more than 200 modification are made
1988   2 gambling clubs & 1 player share $61.38 M California lotto jackpot
1991   Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid, Spain



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