In this article titled Today in History – October 30 – India and World, we are going to learn about what happened in the past in both India and rest of the world. We will learn about the birth and death of some renowned people who changed our future by things they did in their past. So, let’s get started without wasting time any further.
What Happened On This Day in History – October 30
Today in History – October 30: “India”
1883: Arya Samaj founder – Swami Dayananda Saraswati died on this very day.
1887: Famous Bengali littérateur – Sukumar Roy was born on this day. He primarily focused on writing for children.
1908: Famous social worker and freedom fighter, Muthuramalinga Thevar was born on this day.
1909: Nuclear scientist and Father of Indian Nuclear Programme – Homi Jehangir Bhabha was born on this day. He was assassinated by CIA (it is theorized) because USA was afraid that India would become a nuclear power.
1963: Famous social worker and freedom fighter, Muthuramalinga Thevar died on this day. It was actually his birthday.
Today in History – October 30: “World”
637: After Battle of the Iron Bridge, Antioch surrendered to Rashidun Caliphate-led muslim forces.
758: Persian and Arab pirates sacked Guangzhou.
1270: Sultan of Tunis and Charles I of Sicily came to an agreement and the Siege of Tunis and Eighth Crusade came to an end.
1340: A Marinid invasion was halted by Castilian and Portuguese forces.
1657: During Anglo-Spanish War’s Battle of Ocho Rios, Spanish forces attempted but failed in retaking Jamaica.
1806: City of Stettin was surrendered to General Lassalle of France by Lieutenant General Friedrich von Romberg of Prussia. Romberg had 5,300 soldiers whereas Lassalle had only 800 soldiers. Romberg thought he was facing a much larger army and hence, surrendered.
1864: Second Schleswig War came to an end with Denmark renouncing all claims to Lauenburg, Holstein and Schleswig, which went under Austrian and Prussian administration.
1918: Armistice of Mudros was signed by Ottoman Empire with the Allies.
1941: USD 1 billion Lend-Lease aid was announced for Allied nation by Franklin D. Roosevelt during WWII.
1960: Football legend – Diego Maradona of Argentina was born on this day.
1961: The Tsar Bomba was detonated by Soviet Union over Novaya Zemlya. Till date, it is the largest explosive device that has ever been detonated (either nuclear or non-nuclear). It was equivalent to 57 megatons of TNT.
1965: A fierce attack launched by Viet Cong forces were repelled by US Marines during the Vietnam War.
1970: The worst monsoon in 6 years had hit Vietnam. 200,000 became homeless and 293 were killed. On the other hand, the monsoon virtually halted the ongoing Vietnam War.