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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December 30 - The Day in History

December 30 : General Interest
1922: USSR established

In post-revolutionary Russia, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, and the Transcaucasian Federation (divided in 1936 into the Georgian, Azerbaijan, and Armenian republics)... read more

American Revolution
1803 : Francis Lewis dies

1936 : Sit-down strike begins in Flint

Civil War
1862 : U.S.S. Monitor sinks

Cold War
1950 : Acheson calls for renewed effort to meet communist threat

1994 : An anti-abortion activist goes on a murder spree

1903 : Fire breaks out in Chicago theater

General Interest
1853 : Southern U.S. border established
1916 : Rasputin murdered
1965 : Marcos inaugurated

1940 : Cheers co-creator and famed TV director James Burrows born

1816 : Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin wed

1968 : Led Zeppelin captured live for the first time in Spokane gym

Old West
1905 : Former Idaho governor Steunenberg assassinated

1852 : Rutherford B. Hayes marries Lucy Webb

1978 : OSU fires coach Woody Hayes for attacking an opposing player

Vietnam War
1970 : U.S. Navy transfers some responsibility to South Vietnamese
1972 : Negotiations to resume in Paris

World War I
1916 : Rasputin is murdered

World War II
1884 : Tojo is born


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