October 30: Day of the Week
October 30, 2018 was the 303rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 62 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1831In Southampton County, Virginia, escaped slave Nat Turner is captured and arrested for leading the bloodiest slave rebellion in United States history.
- 1864Helena, Montana is founded after four prospectors discover gold at “Last Chance Gulch”.
- 1905Czar Nicholas II of Russia grants Russia’s first constitution, creating a legislative assembly.
- 1922Benito Mussolini is made Prime Minister of Italy.
- 1944Anne Frank and sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
- 1953Cold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally approves the top secret document National Security Council Paper No. 162/2, which states that the United States’ arsenal of nuclear weapons must be maintained and expanded to counter the communist threat.
- 1972A collision between two commuter trains in Chicago, Illinois kills 45 and injures 332.
- 1983The first democratic elections in Argentina after seven years of military rule are held.
- 1985Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.
- 1987In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the PC Engine, which was later sold in other markets under the name TurboGrafx-16.
Who were born on October 30?
- 1839Alfred Sisley, Anglo-French artist (d. 1899)
- 1881Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and author (d. 1941)
- 1909Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (d. 1966)
- 1931Vince Callahan, American politician
- 1935Agota Kristof, Hungarian writer
- 1936Dick Vermeil, American football coach
- 1964Adnan Al Talyani , Emirates footballer
- 1969Vagelis Vourtzoumis, Greek basketball player
- 1976Ümit Özat, Turkish footballer
- 1980John Foo, Irish martial artist and actor
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