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This Day in History for December 30

This Day In History1731 – 1st US music concert (Peter Pelham’s great room in Boston)

1835 – Georgia gold rush forces the Cherokees to move across the Mississippi River.

1861 – US banks stops payments in gold.

1903 – Electric arc lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago leaving 602 dead in one of the deadliest blazes in American history.

1907 – Abraham Mills’ commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball.

1918 – John E. Hoover, First Director of the FBI, decides to be called J. Edgar Hoover.

1929 – Cole Porter’s musical “Wake Up & Dream” premieres in NYC.

1936 – United Auto Workers stage 1st sit-down strike, at Fisher Body Plant.

1948 – “Kiss Me, Kate” opens at New Century Theater, NYC for 1077 performances.

1950 – “Sixty Minute Man” record single released by The Dominoes (Billboard Song of the Year 1951)

1953 – The first ever NTSC color television sets go on sale for about USD at $1,175 each from RCA.

1963 – “Let’s Make A Deal,” debuts on NBC-TV.

1968 – Frank Sinatra first records “My Way” with lyrics written by Paul Anka and based on French song “Comme d’habitude”

1972 – US President Richard Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam & announces peace talks.

1978 – Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach.

1980 – “Wonderful World of Disney” last performance on NBC-TV.

1990 – 11th United Negro College Fund raises $10,000,000.

1995 – CARQUEST Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10.

2005 – Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin.

2012 – 9 people are killed and 26 are injured in a tour bus crash off interstate 84, Oregon, US.

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