10/30/2019 12:11:00 AM Today In History - October 30
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1735 future 2nd President of the United States (1797-1801) John Adams was born in Braintree (Quincy) Massachusetts; and in 1938 Orson Welles panics the USA with the broadcast of HG Welles' "War of the Worlds".
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1340 - Battle of Rio Salado Battle (or Tarifa): King Afonso IV of Portugal and King Alfonso XI of Castile defeat Sultan Abu al-Hasan 'Ali of Morocco and Yusuf I of Granada, last Marīnids invasion of Iberian Peninsula
1534 - English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Church in England - a role formerly held by the Pope
1768 - First Methodist church in North American colonies initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC)
1866 - Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington Missouri ($2000)
1873 - P T Barnum's circus, "Greatest Show on Earth", debuts (New York City)
1899 - Battle of Ladysmith, Natal: Boers beat lt-general White's army
1905 - "October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties and accepts the first Duma (Parliament)
1917 - British government gives final approval to Balfour Declaration
1938 - Orson Welles panics the USA with broadcast of HG Welles' "War of the Worlds"
1961 - Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb named Tsar Bomba - most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated
1973 - The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time.
1974 - Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire ('The Rumble in the Jungle')
1451 - Christopher Columbus, Genoa Italy on or just before this date. Explorer for Spain of the New World (D. 1506)
1735 - John Adams, Braintree (Quincy) Massachusetts, 2nd US President (1797-1801)