Today in History, English
Today in History, English

124201October 30Death2013 – Pete Haycock, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Climax Blues Band and ELO Part II) (b. 1951)
124202October 30Death2013 – Michael Palmer, American physician and author (b. 1942)
124203October 30Death2013 – Ralph Tarrant, English super-centenarian (b. 1903)
124204October 30Death2013 – Frank Wess, American saxophonist and flute player (New York Jazz Quartet) (b. 1922)
124205October 30Death2014 – Elijah Malok Aleng, Sudanese general and politician (b. 1937)
124206October 30Death2014 – Renée Asherson, English actress (b. 1915)
124207October 30Death2014 – Juan Flavier, Filipino physician and politician (b. 1935)
124208October 30Death2014 – Ida Elizabeth Osbourne, Australian actor and radio host (b. 1916)
124209October 30Death2014 – Bob Geigel, American wrestler and promoter (b. 1924)
124210October 30Death2014 – Thomas Menino, American businessman and politician, 53rd Mayor of Boston (b. 1942)
124211October 30Death2015 – Mel Daniels, American basketball player and coach (b. 1944)
124212October 30Death2015 – Zehra Deović, Bosnian singer (b. 1938)
124213October 30Death2015 – Al Molinaro, American actor (b. 1919)
124214October 30Death2015 – Sinan Şamil Sam, Turkish boxer (b. 1974)
124215October 30Holiday and observanceAnniversary of the Declaration of the Slovak Nation (Slovakia)
124216October 30Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Blessed Dominic Collins (Catholic, Ireland, Society of Jesus}Blessed Maria Teresa of St. JosephJohn Wycliffe (Episcopal Church (USA))Marcellus of TangierSaturninus of CagliariSerapion of AntiochOctober 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
124217October 30Holiday and observanceDay of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions (former Soviet republics, except Ukraine)
124218October 30Holiday and observanceInternational Orthopaedic Nurses Day
124219October 30Holiday and observanceMischief Night (United States)Devil's Night (Michigan)
124220October 30Holiday and observanceThevar Jayanthi (Thevar community)
124221October 31Event475 – Romulus Augustulus is proclaimed Western Roman Emperor.
124222October 31Event683 – During the Siege of Mecca, the Kaaba catches fire and is burned down.
124223October 31Event802 – Empress Irene is deposed and banished to Lesbos. Conspirators place Nikephoros, the minister of finance, on the Byzantine throne.
124224October 31Event1517 – Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.
124225October 31Event1587 – Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575.
124226October 31Event1822 – Emperor Agustín de Iturbide attempts to dissolve the Congress of the Mexican Empire.
124227October 31Event1861 – American Civil War: Citing failing health, Union General Winfield Scott resigns as Commander of the United States Army.
124228October 31Event1863 – The Maori Wars resume as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron begin their Invasion of the Waikato.
124229October 31Event1864 – Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.
124230October 31Event1876 – A monster cyclone ravages India, resulting in over 200,000 deaths.

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