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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1137
    Battle of Rignano between Ranulf of Apulia and Roger II of Sicily.
  • 1226
    Tran Thu Do, head of the Tran clan of Vietnam, forces Ly Hue Tong, the last emperor of the Ly dynasty, to commit suicide.
  • 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.
  • 1831
    In Southampton County, Virginia, escaped slave Nat Turner is captured and arrested for leading the bloodiest slave rebellion in United States history.
  • 1905
    Czar Nicholas II of Russia grants Russia’s first constitution, creating a legislative assembly.
  • 1922
    Benito Mussolini is made Prime Minister of Italy.
  • 1961
    Because 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.
  • 1970
    In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in six years causes large floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War.
  • 1975
    Prince Juan Carlos becomes Spain’s acting head of state, taking over for the country’s ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco.
  • 2005
    The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.

Who were born on October 30?

  • 1886
    Zoe Akins, American playwright (d. 1958)
  • 1887
    Sukumar Ray, Bengali Writer (d. 1923)
  • 1915
    Jane Randolph, American Actress d. 2009
  • 1917
    Bobby Bragan, American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1932
    Louis Malle, French film director (d. 1995)
  • 1941
    Theodor W. Hänsch, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1943
    Joanna Shimkus, Canadian actress
  • 1956
    Juliet Stevenson, English actress
  • 1961
    Giorgos Papakonstantinou, Greek economist and politician
  • 1980
    John Foo, Irish martial artist and actor

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