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Events through the years on October 30

Picture of Michael Palmer

2013 Michael Palmer, thriller author was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, on October 9, 1942 and died on October 30, in 2013 in New York, USA. Palmer was 71 years old when he suffered a heart attack and a stroke, from which he did not recover. Palmer wrote 22 novels, all of which had a medical theme as he drew from his medical practice and studies for inspiration. Natural Causes is about a doctor who prescribes medicine that he shouldn't.

1974 Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire, to regain his world heavyweight title.

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

1952 Clarence Birdseye sells first frozen peas

Picture of Jenny Randles

1951 Jenny Randles is a British author and former director of investigations with the British UFO Research Association, serving in that role from 1982 through to 1994. Randles was born on October 30, 1951 in Lancashire, England. Randles has written more than 50 books ranging from UFO's to Building a Time Machine. Spontaneous Human Combustion is about people spontanaeously catching fire with no apparent cause.

1938 Daniel Cooper patents time clock

1894 Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.

Picture of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

1821 Fyodor Dostoyevsky is one of the greats in literature. He was born on November 11, 1821 in Moscow, Russia and died on February 09, 1881 in St.Petersburg, Russia. Dostoyevsky's most critically acclaimed works are The Brothers Karamazov, The Devils and Crime and Punishment He was arrested and sentensed to death for his allegience to a literary group who promoted books that were critical of the Tzarist regime. This sentence was commuted at the last minute. He did spent four years in a prison camp and six years in compulsary military service for his crime.


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