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Friday October 30, 2020

October 30: Day of the Week

October 30, 2020 is the 304th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 62 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

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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)

  • 1270
    The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis end by an agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis.
  • 1501
    Ballet of Chestnuts – a banquet held by Cesare Borgia in the Papal Palace where fifty prostitutes or courtesans are in attendance for the entertainment of the guests.
  • 1863
    Danish Prince Wilhelm arrives in Athens to assume his throne as George I, King of the Hellenes.
  • 1864
    Second war of Schleswig ends. Denmark renounces all claim to Schleswig, Holstein and Lauenburg, which come under Prussian and Austrian administration.
  • 1894
    Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in producing pandoro industrially.
  • 1905
    Czar Nicholas II of Russia grants Russia’s first constitution, creating a legislative assembly.
  • 1941
    1,500 Jews from Pidhaytsi (in western Ukraine) are sent by Nazis to Belzec extermination camp.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.
  • 1995
    Quebec sovereignists narrowly lose a referendum for a mandate to negotiate independence from Canada (vote is 50.6% to 49.4%).

Who were born on October 30?

  • 1844
    Harvey W. Wiley, American chemist (d. 1930)
  • 1893
    Charles Atlas, Italian-born bodybuilder (d. 1972)
  • 1922
    Jane White, American actress and singer (d. 2011)
  • 1948
    Rusty Goffe, British actor
  • 1953
    Charles Martin Smith, American actor
  • 1959
    Michael Fiedler, German footballer
  • 1964
    Adnan Al Talyani , Emirates footballer
  • 1970
    Maja Tatic, Bosnia singer
  • 1982
    Manny Parra, American baseball player
  • 1996
    Mizuki Fukumura, 9th generation member of Japanese girl group Morning Musume

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