On December 30:
Titus, Roman emperor was born.
Granada massacre: A Muslim mob stormed the royal palace in Granada, crucified Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacred most of the Jewish population of the city.
Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield.
Darwin left New Zealand after a nine day visit.
This red gurnard was collected by Charles Darwin when the Beagle visited the Bay of Islands.
Rudyard Kipling, English writer, Nobel laureate, was born.
1916 The last
coronation in Hungary iw performed for King Charles IV and Queen Zita.
King Charles IV taking his coronation oath on 30 December 1916
1919 – Lincoln’s Inn in London admitted its first female bar student.
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was formed.
Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies.
Ginza Line, the first subway line in Asia, opened in Tokyo, Japan.
One of the original 1000 series cars.
Skeeter Davis, American singer, was born.
Noel Paul Stookey, American folk singer (Peter, Paul & Mary), was born.
1940 California opened its first freeway the
Arroyo Seco Parkway.
Davy Jones, English singer ( The Monkees), was born.
Michael of Romania was forced to abdicate by the Soviet-backed Communist government of Romania.
Jeff Lynne, English musician ( ELO), was born.
Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate (1,077 performances), opened at the New Century Theatre and was the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award.
Bjarne Stroustrup, Danish computer scientist, creator of C++, was born.
1953 The first ever
NTSC colour television sets went on sale for about USD at $1,175 each from RCA.
Tracey Ullman, English actress and singer, was born.
Ferdinand Marcos became President of the Philippines.
Tiger Woods, American golfer, was born.
Israel and the Vatican established diplomatic relations.
2004 A fire in the
República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina killed 194.
Relatives of the deceased in the fire light candles in a public protest against the perceived lack of control by the government.
Tropical Storm Zeta formed in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin.
Barajas International Airport was bombed.
2006 Deposed President of Iraq
Saddam Hussein, convicted of the executions of 148 Iraqi Shiites, was executed.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.