Osun Defender History Corner: October 30th In Focus

Osun Defender History Corner: October 30th In Focus
  • PublishedOctober 30, 2023

Today on the history corner, we took a trip down, in the realm of flashback and we were able to recall some events that marked this day.

October 30th, 1485

The Battle of Bosworth Field, which marked the end of the Wars of the Roses and the beginning of the Tudor dynasty in England, took place.

October 30th, 1735

John Adams, the second President of the United States, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts.

October 30th, 1863

Danish Prince Wilhelm arrived in Athens and was crowned King George I of Greece.

October 30th, 1888

John Philip Sousa’s “Semper Fidelis” was copyrighted, which later became the official march of the United States Marine Corps.

October 30th, 1938

Orson Welles’ radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” was broadcast, causing panic among some listeners who believed it to be a real news report.

October 30th, 1941

The destroyer USS Reuben James was sunk by a German U-boat near Iceland, making it one of the first U.S. Navy ships to be sunk during World War II.

October 30th, 1961

The Soviet Union tested the world’s largest nuclear bomb, the Tsar Bomba, with a yield of 50 megatons.

October 30th, 1974

Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman in the “Rumble in the Jungle” in Kinshasa, Zaire, regaining the world heavyweight boxing title.

October 30th, 1983

The first democratic elections were held in Argentina after seven years of military rule.

October 30th, 1983

The Troubles in Northern Ireland officially ended with the IRA declaring a ceasefire.

October 30th, 1995

Quebec voters narrowly rejected independence from Canada in a referendum.

October 30th, 2005

The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche, a symbol of reconciliation after World War II, was reconsecrated.

October 30th, 2013

The Philippines was hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded, causing widespread devastation.

October 30th, 2015

A Russian passenger plane, Metrojet Flight 9268, crashed in the Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board.

October 30th, 2017

The International Space Station completed its 100,000th orbit around Earth.

October 30th, 2018

Brazil elected Jair Bolsonaro as its president.

October 30th, 2019

The United Kingdom was granted a Brexit extension, delaying its exit from the European Union.

October 30th, 2020

A strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea, causing significant damage in Turkey and Greece.

October 30th, 2020

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully collected a sample from the asteroid Bennu.

October 30th, 2021

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was scheduled for launch (this was its original planned launch date, but it may have been subject to changes).

Please note that these are just a few historical events that happened on October 30th. History is full of numerous other significant events on this day, ranging from politics and warfare to cultural and scientific milestones.

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