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Notable Historical Events for October 30th

1974California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)

1953Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize

1629King Charles I gives Bahamas to Sir Robert Heath

1922Benito Mussolini forms government in Italy

1905"October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties and accepts the first Duma (Parliament)

1945Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals

1534English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Church in England - a role formerly held by the Pope

1944Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" premieres in Washinton DC

2003"Wicked" premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth,

1899British Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill reaches Capetown

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Notable Birthdays on October 30th

1451Christopher Columbus, Genoa Italy on or just before this date. Explorer for Spain of the New World (D. 1506)

1885Ezra Loomis Pound, Hailey Idaho, poet (Cantos), (d. 1972)

1960Diego Maradona, Buenos Aires, soccer player (World Cup-hand of god)

1735John Adams, Braintree (Quincy) Massachusetts, 2nd US President (1797-1801)

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Notable Deaths on October 30th

1915Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of heart failure at 94

2000Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer (b. 1921)

2007Robert Goulet, American entertainer (b. 1933)

1893John Abbott, 3rd PM of Canada (C) (1891-92), dies of brain cancer at 72

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