Monday, October 30, 2023

History for October 30

History for October 30 - 
John Adams (U.S.) 1735
  • 1831 - Escaped slave Nat Turner was apprehended in Southampton County, VA, several weeks after leading the bloodiest slave uprising in American history.
  • 1894 - The time clock was patented by Daniel M. Cooper of Rochester, NY.
  • 1938 - Orson Welles' "The War of the Worlds" aired on CBS radio. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was a live news event about a Martian invasion caused panic among listeners.
  • 1961 - The Soviet Union tested a hydrogen bomb with a force of approximately 58 megatons.
  • 1975 - The New York Daily News ran the headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead." The headline came a day after U.S. President Gerald R. Ford said he would veto any proposed federal bailout of New York City.
  • 2001 - In New York City, U.S. President George W. Bush threw out the first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series between the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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