On This Day..... October 30

 

OCTOBER 30TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CANDY CORN DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (1451-1506)
  • JOHN ADAMS (1735-1826)
 
  • GRACE SLICK (1939, 79)
  • HENRY WINKLER (1945, 73)
 
  • ANDREA MITCHELL (1946, 72)
  • HARRY HAMLIN (1951, 67)
 
  • KEVIN POLLACK (1958, 60)
  • GAVIN ROSSDALE (1965, 53)
 
  • ABU MUSAB AL-ZARQAWI (1966-2006)
  • NIA LONG (1970, 48)
 
  • BEN BAILEY (1970, 48)
  • IVANKA TRUMP (1981, 37)
 
  • ASHLEY GRAHAM (1987, 31)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN  1866, JESSE JAMES ROBS BANKS IN LEXINGTON, MISSOURI FOR $2,000
  • IN 1868, JOHN MENARD IS ELECTED AS THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM LOUISIANA
  • IN 1873, P.T. BARNUM DEBUTS “THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH” IN NEW YORK CITY
 
  • IN 1894, DANIEL COOPER PATENTS THE PUNCH CARD TIME CLOCK
  • IN 1896, UTAH ELECTS THE FIRST FEMALE SENATOR, MARTHA HUGHES CANNON
  • IN 1921, RUDOLF VALENTINO RELEASES “THE SHEIK”
 
  • IN 1922, BENITO MUSSOLINI FORMS HIS GOVERNMENT IN ITALY
  • IN 1938, H.G. WELLS BROADCASTS “WARS OF THE WORLDS” NARRATED BY ORSON WELLES ON THE RADIO CAUSING A PANIC ACROSS THE COUNTRY
  • IN 1939, GERMANY AND THE U.S.S.R. AGREED TO DIVIDE POLAND. ADOLF HITLER ORDERS THE DEPORTATION OF ALL POLISH JEWS
 
  • IN 1940, THE FIRST ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MOVIE, “ONE NIGHT IN THE TROPICS”, DEBUTS IN NEW JERSEY
  • IN 1941, THE REUBEN JAMES IS THE FIRST AMERICAN SHIP SUNK IN WORLD WAR II. IT’S HIT BY A GERMAN U-BOAT OFF THE COAST OF ICELAND KILLING 100 AMERICANS
  • IN 1944, ANNE FRANK IS DEPORTED FROM AUSCHWITZ TO BELSEN
 
  • IN 1945, THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES IT HAS ENDED FORCED RATIONING OF SHOES DURING WORLD WAR II
  • IN 1948, SMOG GETS SO BAD IN THE AIR OVER DONORA, PENNSYLVANIA THAT 20 PEOPLE DIE AND OVER 6,000 GET SICK
  • IN 1952, CLARENCE BIRDSEYE BEGINS SELLING FROZEN PEAS
 
  • IN 1953, DR. ALBERT SCHWEITZER AND GENERAL GEORGE MARSHALL SHARE THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
  • IN 1954, THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ANNOUNCES IT WILL NO LONGER ALLOW ANY RACIALLY SEGREGATED REGIMENTS
  • IN 1954, THE 24 SECOND CLOCK IS ADDED IN THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL GAME IN BOSTON
 
  • IN 1957, THE SOVIETS LAUNCH SPUTNIK II, SENDING A DOG NAMED LAIKA INTO SPACE
  • IN 1960, THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL KIDNEY TRANSPLANT IS PERFORMED IN LONDON BY DR. MICHAEL WOODRUFF
  • IN 1961, THE SOVIET PARTY CONGRESS REMOVES JOSEPH STALIN’S BODY FROM LENIN’S TOMB IN RED SQUARE IN MOSCOW
 
  • IN 1970, JIM MORRISON RECEIVES A FINE AND IS SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS IN JAIL FOR EXPOSING HIMSELF DURING A CONCERT IN MIAMI
  • IN 1971, PINK FLOYD RELEASES “MEDDLE”
  • IN 1973, THE BOSPHORUS BRIDGE OPENS IN TURKEY, CONNECTING EUROPE TO ASIA
  • IN 1974, MUHAMMAD ALI KNOCKS OUT GEORGE FOREMAN IN 8 ROUNDS IN THE “RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE” IN ZAIRE
 
  • IN 1974, TOBE HOOPER RELEASES “THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE”
  • IN 1976, JANE PAULEY IS ADDED AS CO-ANCHOR OF THE TODAY SHOW
  • IN 1982, MEN AT WORK HIT #1 WITH “WHO CAN IT BE NOW”
 
  • IN 1985, THE JUDDS RELEASE “ROCKIN WITH THE RHYTHM”
  • IN 1987, GEORGE MICHAEL RELEASES “FAITH”
  • IN 1988, AFTER NEARLY 30 YEARS AS A TEAM, THE NEW YORK JETS FINALLY BEAT THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS FOR THE FIRST TIME
 
  • IN 1990, THE “CHUNNEL” CONNECTING BRITAIN AND FRANCE UNDER THE ENGLISH CHANNEL IS COMPLETED
  • IN 1991, CLINT BLACK MARRIES LISA HARTMAN
  • IN 1988, AFTER MONTHS OF PRESIDENT BUSH TRYING TO GET HIM TO SAY IT, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE MICHAEL DUKAKIS ADMITS THAT HE IS A LIBERAL
 
  • IN 2000, STEVE ALLEN DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 78
  • IN 2002, JAM MASTER JAY OF RUN-DMC IS SHOT AND KILLED AT HIS RECORDING STUDIO IN QUEENS, NEW YORK
  • IN 2003, “WICKED” OPENS ON BROADWAY
 
  • IN 2007, ROBERT GOULET DIES AT 73
  • IN 2011, THE THIRD TWILIGHT MOVIE, “BREAKING DAWN PART 1” OPENS
  • IN 2012, WALT DISNEY PURCHASES LUCASFILM AND TAKES OVER THE RIGHTS TO THE STAR WARS AND INDIANA JONES FRANCHISES
 
  • IN 2012, EVAN RACHEL WOOD MARRIES JAMIE BELL
  • IN 2013, THE RED SOX BEAT THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS IN THE WORLD SERIES IN SIX GAMES. DAVID ORTIZ WINS THE MVP
  • IN 2017, PAUL MANAFORT AND RICK GATES ARE INDICTED ON FRAUD CHARGES WHILE GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS PLEADS GUILTY TO LYING TO THE FBI
 
  • IN 2017, KEVIN SPACEY APOLOGIZES AFTER ANTHONY RAPP ACCUSES HIM OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING HIM WHEN HE WAS 14 YEARS OLD
  • IN 2017, A FEDERAL JUDGE STRIKES DOWN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S BAN ON TRANSGENDER PEOPLE SERVING IN THE MILITARY
 

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