December 30

This Day in History

2006

Saddam Hussein – Executed on December 30 2006

Saddam Hussein was the 5th President of Iraq who was in office from 16 July 1979 to 9 April 2003. He was a leading light in several incarnations of the Ba’ath Party – a combination of proud Arab … (more...)

1924

The Milky Way Isn’t the Only Galaxy

"On this day in 1924, American astronomer Edwin Hubble announced the existence of galaxies outside of the Milky Way, profoundly changing our understanding of the universe. Born in 1889 to John … (more...)

1916

Rasputin Murdered

Grigory Rasputin, a self-fashioned Russian holy man, is murdered by Russian nobles eager to end his sway over the royal family. Rasputin won the favor of Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra through … (more...)

1610

The Blood Countess Is Apprehended

"On this day in 1610, the notorious mass-murderer Elizabeth Báthory was arrested in Csejte Castle in the Kingdom of Hungary. She was suspected of being involved in the disappearance of scores of young … (more...)