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.
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)
- 1340Battle of Rio Salado.
- 1470Henry VI of England returns to the English throne after Earl of Warwick defeats the Yorkists in battle.
- 1864Helena, Montana is founded after four prospectors discover gold at “Last Chance Gulch”.
- 1920The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.
- 1942Lt. 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.
- 1960Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
- 1961Nuclear 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.
- 1972A collision between two commuter trains in Chicago, Illinois kills 45 and injures 332.
- 1993Greysteel 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.
- 2000The last Multics machine is shut down.
Who were born on October 30?
- 1900Ragnar Granit Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
- 1907Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)
- 1908Patsy Montana, American country music singer and songwriter (d. 1996)
- 1910Luciano Sgrizzi, Italian harpsichordist and composer (d. 1994)
- 1927Joe Adcock, American baseball player (d. 1999)
- 1935Jim Perry, American baseball player
- 1963Rebecca Heineman, Computer game programmer
- 1969Vagelis Vourtzoumis, Greek basketball player
- 1981Ian Snell, American baseball player
- 1989Nastia Liukin, Russian/American gymnast
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