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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1930 AD


January 1: Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant
January 1: Jurgens and Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever
January 5: Mao Tse-tung writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"
January 6: 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed
January 6: Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 minutes, 49 fours
January 7: Edwin Justus Mayer's "Children of Darkness," premieres in New York City
January 8: Belgium Princess Marie-Jose marries Italian's crown prince Umberto
January 9: Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
January 10: Commencement of New Zealand's 1st Test, vs. England Christchurch
January 10: Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England vs. New Zealand Christchurch
January 10: Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
January 12: NHL's Boston Bruins win then-record 14th consecutive game
January 13: "Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears
January 15: George Headley scores century on debut vs. England (made 176)
January 18: -27 degrees F (-33 degrees C), Watts, Oklahoma (state record)
January 18: Shostakovich' opera "The Nose," premieres in Leningrad
January 20: 1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)
January 22: -35 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record)
January 23: Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto
January 23: George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Virginia established
January 23: WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia South Carolina begins radio transmissions
January 24: J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, New Zealand vs. England, Wellington
January 24: Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century
January 26: Cleveland's Terminal Tower opens (52 stories)
January 30: Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Banya," premieres in Leningrad
January 31: 1st U.S. glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, NJ


February 1: Arnold Schonbergs opera premieres in Frankfurt
February 3: Vietnamese Communistic Party forms
February 3: William Howard Taft, resigns as chief justice for health reasons
February 4: 1st tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans
February 5: 5th Aliyah to Israel begins
February 8: "Happy Days Are Here Again" by Benny Mereoff hits #1
February 10: Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
February 15: Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes
February 17: French government of Tardieu falls
February 18: Cow flown and milked, milk sealed in paper containers and parachuted
February 18: Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi," premieres in Milan
February 18: Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's "Simple Simon," premieres in New York City
February 18: U.S. astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
February 20: Capelle soccer team forms
February 21: Marc Connelly's "Green Pastures," premieres in New York City
February 25: Check photographing device patented
February 25: George Headley completes twin tons in Test Cricket vs. England (114 and 112)
February 26: 1st red and green traffic lights installed (Manhattan New York City)
February 26: "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
February 26: West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
February 27: Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency


March 2: 1st U.S. indoor glider flight, St. Louis Terminal Building
March 4: Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated
March 4: Emma Fahning bowls 1st sanctioned 300 game by a woman
March 6: Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food
March 7: Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball
March 8: Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with New York Yankee General Manager Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"
March 8: Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India
March 11: President and Chief Justice William Taft buried in Arlington
March 12: Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax
March 12: Stella Walsh sets record for the 220-yard dash (0:26.1)
March 13: Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
March 15: 1st seaplane glider flown, Port Washington, New York
March 15: 1st streamlined submarine of U.S. navy, USS Nautilus, launched
March 16: USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a national shrine
March 18: Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game
March 19: Nakagawa Soen accepted as a student of Katsube Keigaku Roshi
March 20: Clessie Cummins sets diesel engine speed record of 129.39 kph
March 23: U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
March 23: U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
March 24: 1st religious services telecast in U.S. (W2XBS New York City)
March 24: Planet Pluto named
March 24: Ronsburgse Boys soccer team forms
March 26: Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway
March 27: 1st U.S. radio broadcast from a ship at sea
March 28: 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)
March 28: Constantinople and Angora changes names to Istanbul and Ankara
March 30: Babberich-H soccer team forms


April 1: "Blue Angel," starring unknown Marlene Dietrich, premieres in America
April 2: 1st NewYork - Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda
April 3: Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
April 3: Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games
April 4: Andrew Sandham makes Test Cricket 1st triple century
April 4: Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149)
April 5: England out for 849 vs. WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325
April 6: 1st transcontinental glider tow completed
April 6: Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar
April 10: George Headley scores 223 vs. England at Kingston
April 10: Synthetic rubber 1st produced
April 12: 4th Test Cricket WI vs. England ends in a draw after nine days
April 12: Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days
April 14: Philip Barry's "Hotel Universe," premieres in New York City
April 17: Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
April 19: 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:34:48.2
April 21: Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
April 21: Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Moskva Golid," premieres in Moscow
April 22: U.S., Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
April 28: 1st night organized baseball game Independence. Kansas
April 29: 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
April 29: North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens
April 29: Telephone connection England-Australia goes into service


May 1: Bradman scores 236 Australia vs. Worcs, his 1st f-class innings in Eng
May 2: Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights
May 5: 1st woman to fly solo from England to Australia takes-off (Amy Johnson)
May 5: Bradman scores 185* Australia vs. Leicestershire, 317 minutes, 16 fours
May 7: Duleepsinhji scores 333 for Sussex vs. Northants in 330 minutes
May 9: 56th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
May 10: Adler Planetarium, 1st U.S. planetarium, opens in Chicago
May 10: Clarrie Grimmett takes 10 for 37 vs. Yorkshire at Sheffield
May 12: Pulitzer prize awarded to Marc Connelly (Green Pastures)
May 13: Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas, only known fatality due to hail
May 15: Ellen Church becomes 1st airline stewardess, United (San Francisco to Cheyenne)
May 16: 6th Walker Cup: U.S., 10-2
May 17: 56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6
May 19: White woman win voting rights in South Africa
May 20: 1st airplane catapulted from a dirigible, Charles Nicholson, pilot
May 20: University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention and cure of athlete's foot
May 21: Max Bishop draws 8 walks in a doubleheader
May 21: New York Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers
May 22: Ruth hits 3 consecutive home run (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)
May 22: Yankee "Bronx Bombers" hit 14 home runs in a game
May 24: 1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson)
May 24: Bradman scores 252* Australia vs. Surrey, 290 minutes, 29 fours
May 24: Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week
May 26: Joe Sewell, strikes out twice of his 3 times in 1930, by Pat Caraway
May 26: Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution
May 27: Richard Drew invents masking tape
May 28: Georges Forbes succeeds Joseph Ward as premier of New Zealand
May 30: Bill Arnold wins Indianapolis 500 car race (161.6 kph)
May 31: Bradman gets his 1,000th run of the English Cricket season
May 31: Building begins on Albert Canal in Belgium
May 31: Comet 73P/1930 (Schwassmann-Wachmann 3) approaches 0.0617 AUs of Earth


June 1: 6th French Mens Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Bill Tilden (36 86 63 61)
June 1: 6th French Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (62 61)
June 1: Alphense Boys soccer team forms in Alphen on Rhine
June 1: Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia vs. Hampshire, 240 minutes, 26 fours
June 2: Sarah Dickson becomes 1st woman Presbyterian elder in U.S., Cincinnati
June 7: 62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6
June 9: Paavo Nurmi runs world record 6 mile, 29:36.4
June 10: Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms
June 12: 34th U.S. Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minnesota
June 12: Heavyweight Max Schmeling KOs Jack Sharkey in New York City
June 12: Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey on a foul in 4 for hw boxing title
June 13: 22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista, Greece
June 14: VVGZ soccer team forms in Zwijndrecht
June 17: Bradman scores 131 in the 1st Test cricket at Trent Bridge
June 17: Chuck Klein sets Phillies hitting streak at 26 straight games
June 20: 65th British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Hoylake Hoylake
June 21: Ruth hits 3 home runs as Yankees blow 6-0 lead in 7th and lose 15-7
June 22: Lou Gehrig hits 3 home runs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader
June 23: Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8
June 24: 1st radar detection of planes, Anacostia DC
June 24: Ground is broken for construction of Cleveland Stadium
June 30: 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY
June 30: Bradman scores 254 at Lord's vs. England, 320 minutes, 25 fours


July 1: Great Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq
July 3: Veterans Administration created
July 4: 43rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Elizabeth Ryan (62 62)
July 5: 50th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W Allison (63 97 64)
July 7: Construction begins on Boulder Dam
July 11: Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334
July 12: 34th U.S. Golf Open: Robert T "Bobby" Jones wins
July 12: Bradman out for 334 in Test Cricket at Headingley, 383 minutes, 46 fours
July 12: Hedley Verity takes 10 for 10 vs. Notts (19 4-16-10-10) at Leeds
July 13: 1st-ever soccer World Cup competition began in Uruguay
July 13: Sarnoff reports in New York Times "TV would be a theater in every home"
July 18: SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland
July 20: 106 degrees F (41 degrees C), Washington, D.C. (district record)
July 21: 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) at Millsboro, Delaware (state record)
July 21: U.S. Veterans Administration forms
July 23: Earthquake strikes Ariano Italy, 1,500 killed
July 23: Pitts Pie Traynor ends both games with home runs (1st in 9th, 2nd in 13th)
July 25: Philadelphia Athletics triple steal in 1st and 4th innings vs Cleveland
July 27: Andre Leducq wins Tour de France
July 28: 114 degrees F (46 degrees C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record)
July 29: 115 degrees F (46 degrees C), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record)
July 29: Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada
July 30: 1st broadcast of "Death Valley Days" on NBC-radio
July 30: Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for soccer's 1st World Cup in Montevideo
July 31: Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yankees beat Red Sox 14-13


August 3: 2nd time in 1930, Chuck Klein of Phillies hits in 26 straight games
August 4: Child labor laws established in Belgium
August 6: Remains of Solomon Andrees' balloon expedition to North Pole in 1897, found at Kvit oya Spitsbergen
August 6: Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in New York City
August 7: Richard Bedford Bennet forms Canadian government
August 8: St. Louis Cardinals are 12 games back in NL, and go on to win pennant
August 9: 113 degrees F (45 degrees C) at Perryville, Tennessee (state record)
August 9: Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes
August 9: Percy Williams runs world record 100m (10.3 sec)
August 18: Eastern Airlines begins passenger service
August 20: Bradman scores 232 in 5th Test Cricket at The Oval
August 20: Dumont's 1st TV broadcast for home reception (New York City)
August 21: Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished
August 22: Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test
August 23: 44th U.S. Womens Tennis: Betty Nuthall beats Anna McCune Harper (61 64)
August 26: Hack Wilson hits his 44th home run, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record


September 1: NY World reports disappearance of supreme court justice Joseph Crater
September 2: 1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to U.S. (37 hours)
September 3: Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic)
September 4: Cambridge Theater opens in London
September 6: Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8
September 8: 1st appearance of comic strip "Blondie"
September 8: New York City public schools begin teaching Hebrew
September 8: Richard Drew creates Scotch tape
September 10: Charles E Mitchell, named minister to Liberia
September 11: Stomboli volcano (Sicily) throws 2-ton basaltic rocks 2 miles
September 12: Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce home run
September 13: 50th U.S. Mens Tennis: J H Doeg beats Francis Shields (10-8 16 64 16-14)
September 13: Paavo Nurmi runs world record 20,000m (1:04:38.4)
September 13: Tommy Armour wins PGA golf tournament
September 13: Winnipeg Rugby Football Club 1st game, loses to St. John's Rugby, 7-3
September 14: Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play 1st NFL game, win 13-6
September 14: Nazis gain 107 seats in German election
September 15: 1st International bridge match is held in London. U.S. team defeats England
September 16: Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14
September 18: Enterprise (U.S.) beats Shamrock V (England) in 15th America's Cup
September 18: New York Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 home runs to beat St. Louis Browns, 7-6
September 18: Philadelphia A's win AL championship for 2nd year in a row
September 21: Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb
September 24: G Kaufman and M Hart's "Once in a Lifetime," premieres in NY
September 24: Noel Coward's "Private Lives," premieres in London
September 24: Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights
September 25: Austrian government of Vaugoin forms
September 25: Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager
September 25: Zoe Akins' "Greeks Had a Word for it," premieres in New York City
September 27: 34th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones
September 27: Cub's Hack Wilson's 2 home runs give him NL record 56 home runs
September 27: White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St. Louis Browns
September 28: Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games
September 29: 1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC
September 29: Bing Crosby marries Dixie Lee
September 29: Boqueron battle ends Paraguay border dispute
September 29: Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons
September 29: New York City College offers 1st course in radio advertising


October 1: Soccer team WHC forms
October 1: World Series opens at Phila's Shibe Park, Philadelphia A's beat St. Louis 5-2
October 4: A's Jack Quinn, 46, pitches 2 inn, is oldest to play in World Series
October 5: British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais France, 48 die
October 8: Philadelphia A's beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 2 in 27th World Series
October 9: 1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls
October 10: AP votes Joe Cronin unofficial AL MVP and BWA names Hack Wilson NL MVP
October 10: Yankees announce signing Joe McCarthy to manage for 4 years
October 13: New German Reichstag opens with 107 NSDAP'ers in uniform
October 14: Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in "Girl Crazy"
October 14: George Gershwin/Walter Donaldsons musical premieres in New York City
October 18: Joseph Sylvester becomes 1st jockey to win 7 races in 1 day
October 19: Jules Ladoumegue runs world record 1 km (2:23.6)
October 20: Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, premiers on NBC radio
October 20: British White Paper restricts Jews from buying Arab land
October 22: 1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult
October 22: Blake and Razaf's "Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930," premieres in New York City
October 22: South Carolina Genemuiden soccer team forms
October 25: 1st football game in Atlantic City Convention Center
October 25: 1st scheduled transcontinental air service began
October 26: Dmitri Sjostakovitch' ballet "Zolotoy Vyek," premieres in Leningrad
October 29: 1st Eastern Canada night CF game: Oshawa vs Toronto Balmy Beach
October 30: Turkey and Greece sign a treaty of friendship


November 2: Ras Tafari crowned Haile Selassie I, 225th emperor of Solmonic Dynasty
November 3: 1st vehicular tunnel to a foreign country, Detroit - Windsor, opens
November 3: Bank of Italy becomes Bank of America
November 5: Nobel for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for "Babbitt"
November 8: Friedrich Wolf's "Die Matrosen von Cattaro," premieres in Berlin
November 9: 1st nonstop airplane flight from New York to Panama
November 13: WA Drake's "Grand Hotel," premieres in New York City
November 17: Musical "Sweet and Low" with Fanny Brice premieres in New York City
November 18: Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope/Fred Astaire premieres in New York City
November 18: Sjostakovitch' opera "The Nose," premiers in Lenningrad
November 22: 1st Irish Sweepstake run
November 22: 1st U.S. football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0)
November 22: Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit
November 23: New York Giant Hap Moran runs 91 yards for a TD from a scrimmage
November 24: 1st woman pilot on a transcontinental air flight Miss Ruth Nichols (Mineola, New York to California), in a Lockheed-Vega, took 7 days
November 25: 690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito Japan)
November 25: Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP and Joe Cronin as AL MVP
November 28: Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony "Romantic," premieres


December 1: NHL drops 20 minute slashing-about-the-head penalty
December 1: Ruth Nichols becomes 1st woman pilot to cross continent
December 3: Air-borne chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley Belgium)
December 3: Otto Ender forms Austrian government
December 3: Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Evergreen," premieres in London
December 4: French government of Tardieu falls
December 4: Vatican approves rhythm method for birth control
December 6: 18th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeat Regina Roughriders, 11-6
December 6: Pablo Neruda marries Marie A Hagenaar Vogelzang in Batavia
December 7: 13th PGA Championship: Tommy Armour at Fresh Meadows CC Flushing
December 8: Broadway Theater opens at 1681 Broadway New York City
December 8: Cole Porter's musical "NYCers," premieres in New York City
December 11: Bank of the United States opens in New York City
December 12: Baseball changes rule, ball bounces into stands not a home run, now a double
December 12: Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book
December 12: Start of the 1st Australia vs. West Indies Test (at Adelaide)
December 13: George Sisler's career ends when Boston Braves release him
December 13: Theodore Steeg forms French government
December 14: New York Giants defeat Notre Dame 22-0 in a charity game
December 15: Don Bradman takes his 1st Test Cricket wicket (Ivan Barrow, WI, lbw)
December 16: Golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award
December 18: Bradman scores 258 NSW vs. South Australia, 289 minutes, 37 fours
December 19: James Weldon Johnson resigns as executive secretary of NAACP
December 20: Learie Constantine cricket 100 in 52 minutes WI vs. Tas (10x4, 1x6, 1x5)
December 22: 6 West europe lands signs Convention of Oslo
December 23: Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios
December 23: Police Bureau of Criminal Alien Investigation started in New York City
December 24: Bandung, Java: ir Sukarno 4 years jail sentenced
December 24: F Garcia Lorca's "La Zapatera Prodigiosa," premieres in Madrid
December 25: Mount Van Hoevenberg bobsled run at Lake Placid, New York opens
December 25: Slinger Nitschke scores 142 SA vs. Qld at Adelaide before 5,422
December 25: Tasmania all out 280, WI 2-139 at Hobart Crowd 2,500
December 29: Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans
December 31: Pontifical encyclical Casti connubii against mixed marriages
December 31: U.S. tobacco industry produced 123 billion cigarettes in 1930
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