Today in History -30 December

Important Events

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
1906 The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, later laid down the foundations of Pakistan
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
1924 Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society
1950 Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia become Independent states within the French Union

Dec 30 in Film & TV

1953 The first ever NTSC color television sets go on sale for about USD at $1,175 each from RCA.
1968 Frank Sinatra first records “My Way” with lyrics were written by Paul Anka and based on the French song “Comme d’habitude”

Dec 30 in Sport

1939 Bradman scores 267 South Australia v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century

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