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.
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)
- 1270The 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.
- 1501Ballet 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.
- 1863Danish Prince Wilhelm arrives in Athens to assume his throne as George I, King of the Hellenes.
- 1864Second war of Schleswig ends. Denmark renounces all claim to Schleswig, Holstein and Lauenburg, which come under Prussian and Austrian administration.
- 1894Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in producing pandoro industrially.
- 1905Czar Nicholas II of Russia grants Russia’s first constitution, creating a legislative assembly.
- 19411,500 Jews from Pidhaytsi (in western Ukraine) are sent by Nazis to Belzec extermination camp.
- 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.
- 1985Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.
- 1995Quebec 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?
- 1844Harvey W. Wiley, American chemist (d. 1930)
- 1893Charles Atlas, Italian-born bodybuilder (d. 1972)
- 1922Jane White, American actress and singer (d. 2011)
- 1948Rusty Goffe, British actor
- 1953Charles Martin Smith, American actor
- 1959Michael Fiedler, German footballer
- 1964Adnan Al Talyani , Emirates footballer
- 1970Maja Tatic, Bosnia singer
- 1982Manny Parra, American baseball player
- 1996Mizuki Fukumura, 9th generation member of Japanese girl group Morning Musume
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