Today in India and World History: December 30

According to Gregory calendar, December 30 is the day number 364 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 365. December 30 has its own special significance in India and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened in Indian History on December 30. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 30th December:

  • 1460: Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI
  • 1703: Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die
  • 1722: A Chinese emperor ‘Kangxi’ dies after the longest reign (61 years), so his son Yongzheng is made emperor.
  • 1745: Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army arrives at River Esq.
  • 1757: Lord Clive was made the Governor of Bengal.
  • 1780: Britain declares war on Holland.
  • 1803: Formal transfer of the Louisiana Purchase in French flag New Orleans from France to the United States for $ 27 m.
  • 1808: The original Covent Garden Theater in London was destroyed by fire, along with most of the scenery, costumes and scripts.
  • 1812: The first volume of Grimm’s “Fairy Tales” is published in Germany.
  • 1820: Taxed $ 1 on unmarried men between the ages of 21 and 50 in the US state of Missouri.
  • 1827: Mexico passes its first “expulsion law”, allowing Spain’s citizens to be expelled in the next 6 months, and it is not until Spain is identified about the 1810 Declaration of Independence of the Kingdom of Spain Be barred from entry.
  • 1830: Belgian independence was recognized by the great powers.
  • 1842: The Military College of South Carolina is established.
  • 1860: South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the United States Union.
  • 1865: Rudyard Kipling, English author (Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1936)
  • 1875: ICRM renamed International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC).
  • 1876: The great poet Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay composed the national song ‘Vande Mataram’.
  • 1879: Thomas Elva Edison exhibited bright lights.
  • 1883: The cantilever railway bridge opened in Niagara Falls.
  • 1906: The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, later laid down the foundations of Pakistan
  • 1917: Soviet intelligence police force ‘Cheka’ is formed.
  • 1922: Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre, Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR and Transcaucasian SSR
  • 1938: Vladimir Jaworikin gets a patent for the Iconoscope television system.
  • 1943: Subhash Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair
  • 1949: India recognizes People’s Republic of China
  • 1950: Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia become Independent states within the French Union
  • 1955: Indian Golf Association is formed.
  • 1956: Afro-American woman Rosa Parks’ fight against color discrimination brought color to America. Due to which the Supreme Court banned apartheid in buses.
  • 1973: Spanish Prime Minister Admiral Louise Blanco killed in car bombings in Madrid.
  • 1985: In the Tirupati Balaji temple, Lord Venkateswara was offered a diamond studded crown valued at Rs 5.2 crore.
  • 1988: Parliament approved the Bill to reduce the voting age from 21 to 18 years through the 62nd Constitution Amendment.
  • 1990: India and Pakistan agree not to carry out nuclear attacks on each other.
  • 1993: Cooperation Agreement signed in Brussels between India and the European Union.
  • 1999: Portugal cedes the Macao region to China.
  • 2007: Pakistan’s federal Sharia court declares Pakistan Citizenship Act discriminatory against women.
  • 2018: Mrinal Sen, Bengali film director (In Search of Famine), dies at 95.

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