December 30: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, December 30, 2005, Tropical Storm Zeta formed in the Atlantic Ocean?

December 30th is the day we officially celebrate Bicarbonate of Soda Day and Bacon Day.

We’d like to give you a warm welcome to day 364 of the year! And that only means one thing, we’re just 1 day away from the end of the year.

Let us quench your thirst for knowledge with these incredibly interesting historical events that all happened on December 30th throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 2005, Tropical Storm Zeta formed in the Atlantic Ocean? It was one of only two Atlantic tropical cyclones to span two calendar years.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 30th in history!

What Events Happened On December 30 In History?

2013 A bombing took place on a trolleybus in Russia.

In Volgograd, Russia, 16 people were killed in a bomb attack on a trolleybus, leaving 41 injured. A terrorist Jihadist organization later took claim for the attack.

2006 The Madrid Barajas International Airport was bombed.

A van bomb exploded in the Terminal 4 parking area of the airport, which killed two and injured 52. Claim for the attack was taken by a separatist group, ETA - Euskadi Ta Askatasuna.

2005 Tropical Storm Zeta formed in the open Atlantic Ocean.

OTD in 2005: Tropical Storm Zeta formed in the open Atlantic Ocean.
It tied the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin.

1997 The Wilaya of Relizane massacre occurred, 400 people were killed from four villages. It was the worst incident in Algeria’s insurgency.

1981 That Girl single was released by Stevie Wonder. It went on to win Billboard Song of the Year.

1968 Frank Sinatra first recorded “My Way,” with lyrics written by Paul Anka based on the French song “Comme d’habitude.”

1940 California’s first freeway, Arroyo Seco Parkway, officially opened to traffic.

OTD in 1940: California's first freeway

1924 Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announced the existence of other galactic systems at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

1922 The founding of the Soviet Union was announced.

OTD in 1922: The founding of the Soviet Union was announced.
The formation of the USSR was formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre. The Soviet Union was organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR, and Transcaucasian SSR.

1905 Frank Steunenberg, the former governor of Idaho, was assassinated outside his home.

A miner named Harry Orchard was arrested for the assassination and was later sentenced to life in prison. Orchard attempted to implicate the leaders of a radical miner's union in the plot, but the leaders were all acquitted.

1853 The United States bought 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico.

Known as the Gadsden Purchase, this deal was finalized in 1854.

1813 British forces retaliated against the United States and burned Buffalo, New York, to the ground.

Famous People Born On December 30

Is today is your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Ellie Goulding. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.

1984 LeBron James

American Basketball Player

LeBron James
37 years old
Born In:
Ohio, USA

1995 V

South Korean Singer

26 years old
Born In:
Daegu, South Korea

1986 Ellie Goulding

English Pop Singer

Ellie Goulding
35 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1975 Tiger Woods

American Golfer

Tiger Woods
46 years old
Born In:
California, USA

Special Holidays On December 30

Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.

December 30: National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

December 30 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on December 30th shares the star sign of Capricorn.

Capricorns are, without a shadow of a doubt, the most hardworking of all star signs.

The Blue Topaz birthstone is given to people born in December. The icy-blue topaz provides special healing powers to those who wear it by recharging the body, mind, and spirit.

If you were born on Dec 30, you were likely conceived on the week of April 8 in the same year.

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