Sunday, October 30, 2016
History for October 30 - On-This-Day.com
John Adams (U.S.) 1735, Richard Sheridan 1751, Ezra Pound 1885
Charles Atlas 1893, Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane/Starship) 1939, Henry Winkler 1945
1817 - The independent government of Venezuela was established by Simon Bolivar.
1831 - Escaped slave Nat Turner was apprehended in Southampton County, VA, several weeks after leading the bloodiest slave uprising in American history.
1893 - The U.S. Senate gave final approval to repeal the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890.
1938 - Orson Welles' "The War of the Worlds" aired on CBS radio. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was a live news event about a Martian invasion caused panic among listeners.
1945 - The U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing.
1953 - General George C. Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1961 - The Soviet Union tested a hydrogen bomb with a force of approximately 58 megatons.
1975 - The New York Daily News ran the headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead." The headline came a day after U.S. President Gerald R. Ford said he would veto any proposed federal bailout of New York City.