30th October

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1998 Landslide kills at least 2,000 A landslide in Nicaragua, caused by hurricane Mitch, kills at least 2,000 people
1997 Louise Woodward convicted of murder British au pair Louise Woodward is convicted of the second-degree murder of 8 month old Mathew Eappen.
1995 Quebec remains part of Canada Citizens of Quebec vote by an extremely small majority to remain part of Canada.
1984 Body of Jerzy Popieluszko is found The body of pro-Solidarity priest Father Jerzy Popieluszko is found, he is believed to have been murdered by Poland's secret police.
1974 Muhammad Ali regains world heavyweight title Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in the eighth round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire, to regain his world heavyweight title.
1961 Soviet Union tests H bomb The Soviet Union tests its hydrogen bomb
1961 Hurricane Hattie hits Belize Hurricane Hattie hits Belize killing 400 and leaving thousands homeless.
1938 "War of the Worlds" broadcast causes panic A radio broadcast of Orson Welles's War of the Worlds causes widespread panic in the United States.
1922 Benito Mussolini becomes prime minister Benito Mussolini becomes prime minister of Italy.
1753 John Adams is born The second president of the United States, John Adams is born in Braintree, Massechusetts.
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