Today in history: December 30

Today in history: December 30

• 1703 – Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die.
• 1836 – Lehman Theater in St Petersburg catches fire, hundreds die.
• 1853 – A dinner party is held inside a life-size model of an Iguanodon (ornithopod dinosaur) created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Sir Richard Owen in south.
• 1897 – Province of Zululand annexed to Natal colony.
• 1924 – Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
• 1941 – Nazis require Dutch physicians to join Nazi organization.
• 1950 – Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states within the French Union.
• 1957 – Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns.
• 1961 – Premiere of Dmitri Shostakovich’s 4th Symphony in Moscow (completed 1936).
• 1967 – Beatles’ Hello Goodbye single goes #1 and stays #1 for three weeks.
• 1968 Frank Sinatra first records My Way with lyrics were written by Paul Anka and based on the French song “Comme d’habitude”.
• 1973 – 1st picture of a comet from space (Comet Kohoutek-Skylab).
• 1979 – Rock group, Emerson, Lake & Palmer break up.
• 1981 – That Girl single released by Stevie Wonder(Billboard Song of the Year 1982).
• 1987 – Premier Robert Mugabe elected President of Zimbabwe.
• 2004 – A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194.
• 2005 – Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin.
• 2006 – Madrid Barajas International Airport is bombed.
• 2012 – 19 people are killed by a suicide bomber in Balochistan, Pakistan.
• 2012 – Nine people are killed and 26 are injured in a tour bus crash off interstate 84, Oregon, US.
• 2012 – The opening of Line 6 of the Beijing subway makes it the longest metro network in the world at 442km.
• 2013 -15 people are killed in a trolley-bus bomb attack in Voglograd, Russia.
• 2016 – A ceasefire organised by Russia, Iran and Turkey between Syria’s government and opposition groups takes effect.
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