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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October 30 - The Day in History

October 30 : General Interest
1938: Welles scares nation

Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of "War of the Worlds"-a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth. read more

American Revolution
1775 : Naval committee established by Congress

1893 : The World's Columbian Exposition closes in Chicago

Civil War
1862 : Union General Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel dies

Cold War
1953 : Eisenhower approves NSC 162/2

1890 : Oakland, California, enacts anti-drug law

1991 : Perfect storm hits North Atlantic

General Interest
1908 : Queen of American high society dies
1975 : Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
1995 : Quebec separatists narrowly defeated

1945 : Henry "The Fonz" Winkler is born

1811 : Sense and Sensibility is published

1944 : Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring premieres at the Library of Congress

Old West
1864 : The city of Helena, Montana, is founded after miners discover gold

1735 : John Adams is born

1974 : Muhammad Ali wins the Rumble in the Jungle

Vietnam War
1965 : Marines repel attack near Da Nang.
1970 : Heavy monsoon rains hit Vietnam

World War I
1918 : Ottoman Empire signs treaty with Allies

World War II
1941 : FDR approves Lend-Lease aid to the USSR


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