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Wednesday October 30, 2019

October 30: Day of the Week

October 30, 2019 is the 303rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 62 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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October 30 Historical Event(s)

  • 1340
    Battle of Rio Salado.
  • 1470
    Henry VI of England returns to the English throne after Earl of Warwick defeats the Yorkists in battle.
  • 1864
    Helena, Montana is founded after four prospectors discover gold at “Last Chance Gulch”.
  • 1920
    The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
  • 1961
    Nuclear testing: The Soviet Union detonates the hydrogen bomb Tsar Bomba over Novaya Zemlya; at 50 megatons of yield, it is still the largest explosive device ever detonated, nuclear or otherwise.
  • 1972
    A collision between two commuter trains in Chicago, Illinois kills 45 and injures 332.
  • 1993
    Greysteel massacre: The Ulster Freedom Fighters, a loyalist terrorist group, open fire on a crowded bar in Greysteel, Northern Ireland. Eight civilians are killed and thirteen wounded.
  • 2000
    The last Multics machine is shut down.

Who were born on October 30?

  • 1900
    Ragnar Granit Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • 1907
    Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)
  • 1908
    Patsy Montana, American country music singer and songwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1910
    Luciano Sgrizzi, Italian harpsichordist and composer (d. 1994)
  • 1927
    Joe Adcock, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1935
    Jim Perry, American baseball player
  • 1963
    Rebecca Heineman, Computer game programmer
  • 1969
    Vagelis Vourtzoumis, Greek basketball player
  • 1981
    Ian Snell, American baseball player
  • 1989
    Nastia Liukin, Russian/American gymnast

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