October 30

This Day in History

1995

Quebec Separatists Narrowly Defeated

By a bare majority of 50.6 percent to 49.4 percent, citizens of the province of Quebec vote to remain a province of Canada. French-speaking Quebec has long considered itself culturally divided from … (more...)

1974

Muhammad Ali & George Foreman Face Off in Zaire

"On this day in 1974, former world boxing champion Muhammad Ali and heavyweight champion George Foreman engaged in one of the most watched boxing matches in history, the Rumble in the Jungle fight, in … (more...)

1501

Pope Hosts Scandalous Ballet of Chestnuts

On the night of 30 October 1501, a huge banquet was organised in the Papal Palace in Rome, to which members of the nobility and senior officials in the Catholic Church were invited. The event became … (more...)