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Historical Events on October 30

  • Venezuela


    The independent government of Venezuela is established by Simón Bolívar.

  • Ottoman Empire


    The Ottoman Empire signs the Armistice of Mudros with the Allies.

  • Orson Welles


    Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.

  • Cold War


    Cold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally approves the top secret document National Security Council Paper No. 162/2, which states that the United States' arsenal of nuclear weapons must be maintained and expanded to counter the communist threat.

  • Vietnam War


    Vietnam War: United States Marines repel an intense attack by Viet Cong forces, killing 56 guerrillas near Da Nang.

  • Vietnam


    In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in six years causes severe floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War.

  • Argentina


    The first democratic elections in Argentina after seven years of military rule are held.

  • Quebec


    Quebec citizens narrowly vote (50.58% to 49.42%) in favour of remaining a province of Canada in their second referendum on national sovereignty.

  • Sweden


    Sweden is the first European Union member state to officially recognize the State of Palestine.

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