December 30

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May 19, 2022

December 30 (December 30) is the 364th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (365th in leap years). There is 1 day left until the end of the year.

Events

1460 - Richard, Duke of York, is assassinated and his army destroyed in the Battle of Wakefield in the War of the Roses. 1803 - A former French colony, Louisiana, is sold to the United States by French Emperor Napoleon I in the same year. This almost doubled the territory of the United States. 1853 - The United States buys about 77,000 km of land south of the Jail River and west of the Rio Grande from Mexico for $ 10 million. 1886 - Germany and Portugal sign an agreement between Angola and German Southwest Africa, now Namibia. 1903 - A fire at Chicago's Irikvoi Theater kills 588 people. 1915 - A German submarine torpedoes the British passenger ship Persia in World War I. 330 out of 501 passengers and crew members were killed. 1922 - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is officially established, creating a confederation of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and the Transcaucasian Federation. 1933 - A member of the Romanian Iron Guard assassins Prime Minister Ion Dooku. Pro-fascist George Tartarescu came to the post of prime minister, who then brought Romania closer to the Axis powers. 1933 - Greek King George II proclaims viceroyalty and leaves the Greek throne vacant. 1947 - Romanian King Mihai abdicates under pressure from the Communists, who then proclaim the People's Republic of Romania. 1988 - Yugoslav Prime Minister Branko Mikulic and his government resign due to numerous criticisms that the government is unable to resolve the country's economic crisis. 1990 - Albanian authorities allow Jews to emigrate to Israel for the first time. 1991 - At a meeting in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States, formed after the collapse of the Soviet Union, fail to agree on a joint army, leaving all former Soviet republics to form their own armed forces. 1993 - Israel and the Vatican, after two millennia of largely hostile relations between the Roman Catholic Church and Jews, sign an agreement on mutual recognition and the establishment of full diplomatic relations. 1997 - China and South Africa sign an agreement to establish diplomatic relations on January 1, 1998. 2000 - General Omar el Bashir dr