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)
- 1485King Henry VII of England is crowned.
- 1864Helena, Montana is founded after four prospectors discover gold at “Last Chance Gulch”.
- 1894Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in producing pandoro industrially.
- 1918The Ottoman Empire signs an armistice with the Allies, ending the First World War in the Middle East.
- 19411,500 Jews from Pidhaytsi (in western Ukraine) are sent by Nazis to Belzec extermination camp.
- 1960Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
- 1961Because of “violations of Lenin’s precepts”, it is decreed that Joseph Stalin’s body be removed from its place of honour inside Lenin’s tomb and buried near the Kremlin wall with a plain granite marker instead.
- 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.
- 1980El Salvador and Honduras sign a peace treaty to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice.
- 1991The Madrid Conference for Middle East peace talks opens.
Who were born on October 30?
- 39 BCJulia the Elder, the only child the Roman Emperor Augustus (d. AD 14)
- 1839Alfred Sisley, Anglo-French artist (d. 1899)
- 1882Oldrich Duras, Czech Chess Grandmaster (d. 1957)
- 1886Zoe Akins, American playwright (d. 1958)
- 1894Jean Rostand, French biologist (d. 1977)
- 1900Ragnar Granit Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
- 1906Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver (d. 1966)
- 1908Patsy Montana, American country music singer and songwriter (d. 1996)
- 1979Jason Bartlett, American baseball player
- 1983Maor Melikson, Israeli footballer
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