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This Day in History for October 30

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1768 – First Methodist church in North American colonies initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC)

1866 – Jesse James’ gang robs bank in Lexington, Missouri ($2000)

1873 – P.T. Barnum’s circus, “Greatest Show on Earth”, debuts (New York City)

1894 – Daniel Cooper patents time clock.

1905 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” premieres in NYC.

1945 – US government announces end of shoe rationing.

1948 – 20 die & 6,000 made ill by smog in Donora, Pennsylvania.

1952 – Clarence Birdseye sells first frozen peas.

1953 – Dr. Albert Schweitzer & Gen. George Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize.

1954 – US Defense Department announces elimination of all racially segregated regiments.

1962 – US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island.

1963 – Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP award.

1972 – Worst US rail accident in 14 years, 45 die in Chicago, Illinois.

1973 – Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20 game winner to win Cy Young award.

1974 – Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award winner.

1994 – Thomas Nicely reports bug in Intel’s Pentium-processor on the internet.

1996 – Exxon confirms that it is in talks with state-owned Qatar General Petroleum Corporation concerning the application of new technology to convert natural gas to petroleum products.

2017 – President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort and associate Rick Gates are indicted on fraud charges, advisor George Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to the FBI.

2018 – US federal judge blocks President Trump’s ban on transgender people in the military.

2018 – US Pentagon sends 5,200 troops to Mexican border in advance of migrant caravan from Central America.

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