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  • U.S.S.R.
    Saturday Dec 30, 1922

    Vladimir Lenin

    U.S.S.R. established

    U.S.S.R.
    Saturday Dec 30, 1922

    The Union of Socialist Soviet Republics (USSR) is formally established on December 30, 1922, after years of civil war within Russia and its neighboring regions, now part of the USSR. Lenin has achieved his dream, but the party is beginning to stray from his Socialist vision.




  • New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 30, 1942

    Frank Sinatra

    The legendary opening at the Paramount Theatre

    New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 30, 1942

    His appeal to bobby soxers, as teenage girls of that time were called, revealed a whole new audience for popular music, which had been recorded mainly for adults up to that time.The phenomenon became officially known as "Sinatramania" after his "legendary opening" at the Paramount Theatre in New York on December 30, 1942.




  • Borgo San Lorenzo, Tuscany, Italy
    Thursday Dec 30, 1943

    Fido (dog)

    Black Day

    Borgo San Lorenzo, Tuscany, Italy
    Thursday Dec 30, 1943

    This was during the Second World War, and on December 30, 1943, Borgo San Lorenzo was subjected to a violent allied bombardment: many factories were hit, and many workers, including Soriani, perished. That evening, Fido showed up as usual at the bus stop, but did not see his beloved master disembark.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Dec 30, 1948

    Marilyn Monroe

    First Starring Role

    U.S.
    Thursday Dec 30, 1948

    Her only film at the studio (Columbia Pictures) was the low-budget musical Ladies of the Chorus (1948), in which she had her first starring role as a chorus girl who is courted by a wealthy man, but her contract was not renewed in September 1948. Ladies of the Chorus was released the following month but was not a success.




  • Paris, France
    Sunday Dec 30, 1956

    Mona Lisa

    Bolivian Ugo Ungaza Villegas threw a rock at the Mona Lisa

    Paris, France
    Sunday Dec 30, 1956

    On 30 December 1956, Bolivian Ugo Ungaza Villegas threw a rock at the Mona Lisa while it was on display at the Louvre. He did so with such force that it shattered the glass case and dislodged a speck of pigment near the left elbow. The painting was protected by glass because a few years earlier a man who claimed to be in love with the painting had cut it with a razor blade and tried to steal it.




  • Maffo, Contramaestre, Cuba
    Tuesday Dec 30, 1958

    Raúl Castro

    Capturing Maffo

    Maffo, Contramaestre, Cuba
    Tuesday Dec 30, 1958

    While Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos were operating in Santa Clara, Fidel and Raúl's army laid siege to Maffo, capturing it on 30 December. Their victorious army then headed to Santiago de Cuba, capital of Oriente province.




  • Queen's Grove, St John's Wood, London, United Kingdom
    Sunday Dec 30, 1973

    Carlos the Jackal

    Failed assassination

    Queen's Grove, St John's Wood, London, United Kingdom
    Sunday Dec 30, 1973

    In 1973, Carlos conducted a failed PFLP assassination attempt on Joseph Sieff, a Jewish businessman and vice president of the British Zionist Federation. On 30 December, Carlos called on Sieff's home on Queen's Grove in St John's Wood and ordered the maid to take him to Sieff. Finding Sieff in the bathroom, in his bath, Carlos fired one bullet at Sieff from his Tokarev 7.62mm pistol, which bounced off Sieff just between his nose and upper lip and knocked him unconscious; the gun then jammed and Carlos fled.


  • Akron, Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 30, 1984

    LeBron James

    Birth

    Akron, Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 30, 1984

    James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio.


  • Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Dec 30, 1986

    Ellie Goulding

    Ellie Goulding birth

    Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Dec 30, 1986

    Elena Jane Goulding was born on 30 December 1986 in Hereford and raised in Lyonshall, a small village near Kington, Herefordshire.


  • London, England
    Monday Dec 30, 1991

    Magdi Yacoub

    Yacoub was knighted

    London, England
    Monday Dec 30, 1991

    Yacoub was knighted in the 1992 New Year Honours .


  • Germany
    Wednesday Dec 30, 1998

    Angela Merkel

    2nd Marriage

    Germany
    Wednesday Dec 30, 1998

    Her second and current husband is quantum chemist and professor Joachim Sauer, who has largely remained out of the media spotlight. They first met in 1981, became a couple later and married privately on 30 December 1998.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Friday Dec 30, 2011

    Johan Cruyff

    A Friendly game against Tunisia

    Barcelona, Spain
    Friday Dec 30, 2011

    On 30 December 2011, Catalonia played Tunisia in a goalless draw at the Lluís Companys.


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