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December 30 Birthdays

Rudyard Kipling
1865–1936, British Author.

emperor (39)

John Milne
seismologist (1850)

Alfred E. Smith
political leader (1873)

Paul Bowles
writer and composer (1910)

Jack Lord
actor (1920)

Bo Diddley
singer, guitarist, and songwriter (1928)

Sandy Koufax
baseball player (1935)

Jeff Lynne
singer and songwriter, and music producer (1947)

Tracey Ullman
comedian, actor, singer (1959)

Bennett Miller
filmmaker (1966)

Tiger Woods
golfer (1975)

Eliza Dushku
actor (1980)

Ryan Sheckler
skateboarder (1989)

December 30 in History


The United States bought some 45,000 sq mi of land from Mexico in the Gadsden Purchase.


Sun Yat-sen was elected the first president of the Republic of China.


The Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics was established through the confederation of Russia, Byelorussia, Ukraine, and Transcaucasian Federation.


California's first freeway opened.


President Nixon halted the heavy bombing on North Vietnam.


Israel and the Vatican signed an agreement of mutual recognition to put an end to Jewish-Christian hostilities.

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