On This Day In History, 30 December


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World Events Today

  • The Treaty on the Creation of the USSR was signed today in 1922, it signalled the creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the USSR, also known as the Soviet Union
  • Zimbabwe’s parliament confirmed Robert Mugabe as executive President today in 1987
  • Despite his wish to be executed by firing squad, the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, was hanged today in 2006

Entertainment Events Today

  • Frank Sinatra recorded My Way, in one take, today in 1968
  • Stevie Wonder, released the hit single That Girl today in 1981, All I Do, was on the B-side
  • Patrick Mahomes became only the second quarterback in NFL history, to throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns, today in 2018

Family Events Today

  • Rudyard Kipling, whose works included The Jungle Book and The Man Who Would Be King, was born today in 1865 in Bombay, British India
  • The English World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks, was born today in 1937 in Sheffield
  • Eldrick Tont Woods, better known as the American golf legend Tiger Woods, was born today in 1975 in California

Main Event Today

  • After the North Vietnamese government agreed to resume “technical” discussions with the United States, the President of the United States, Richard Nixon, ordered a halt to bombings in North Vietnam today in 1972

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

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