A to Z This Day in World History | December 30th

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Here are some major historical events that happened on December 30th:

1922: The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) is officially established.

1936: The United Auto Workers (UAW) union stages its first sit-down strike at the General Motors Fisher Body Plant in Flint, Michigan, USA.

1972: The United States halts its heavy bombing campaign in North Vietnam, marking the end of Operation Linebacker II during the Vietnam War.

1993: Israel and the Vatican City establish diplomatic relations.

2006: Saddam Hussein, the former president of Iraq, is executed by hanging.

2009: A Nigerian man attempts to detonate a bomb on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.

2013: China lands its first unmanned spacecraft, the Chang’e-3 lunar rover, on the Moon.

2014: AirAsia Flight QZ8501 en route from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore crashes into the Java Sea, killing all 162 people on board.

These events cover a range of historical periods and regions, highlighting the diversity of occurrences on December 30th.

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