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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.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.
  • 1938
    Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    Anne Frank and sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
  • 1961
    Nuclear 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.
  • 1980
    El 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.
  • 1985
    Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.
  • 1991
    The Madrid Conference for Middle East peace talks opens.

Who were born on October 30?

  • 1839
    Alfred Sisley, Anglo-French artist (d. 1899)
  • 1926
    Jacques Swaters, Belgian racing driver (d. 2010)
  • 1928
    Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
  • 1943
    Joanna Shimkus, Canadian actress
  • 1969
    Vagelis Vourtzoumis, Greek basketball player
  • 1975
    Ian D'Sa, Canadian musician (Billy Talent)
  • 1977
    Jason Adelman, American actor
  • 1980
    Kareem Rush, American basketball player
  • 1989
    Nastia Liukin, Russian/American gymnast
  • 1992
    Tequan Richmond, American actor

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