December 30 events in history

1066 Granada massacre: A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city
1460 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield
1702 Queen Anne's War: James Moore, Governor of the Province of Carolina, abandons the Siege of St. Augustine
1813 British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York during the War of 1812
1816 The Treaty of St. Louis (1816) between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes is proclaimed
1853 Gadsden Purchase: The United States buys land from Mexico to facilitate railroad building in the Southwest
1896 Filipino patriot and reform advocate José Rizal is executed by a Spanish firing squad in Manila, Philippines
1896 Canadian ice hockey player Ernie McLea scores the first hat-trick in Stanley Cup play, and the Cup-winning goal as the Montreal Victorias defeat the Winnipeg Victorias 6–5
1897 The British Colony of Natal annexes Zululand
1903 A fire at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, Illinois kills at least 605
1905 Former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg is assassinated at the front gate of his home in Caldwell
1906 The All-India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India. It went on to lay the foundations of Pakistan
1916 The last coronation in Hungary is performed for King Charles IV and Queen Zita
1919 Lincoln's Inn in London, England, UK admits its first female bar student
1922 The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed
1927 The Ginza Line, the first subway line in Asia, opens in Tokyo, Japan
1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sitdown strike
1943 Subhas Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair
1944 King George II of Greece declares a regency, leaving the throne vacant
1947 King Michael I of Romania is forced to abdicate by the Soviet Union-backed Communist government of Romania
1948 The Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate (1,077 performances), opens at the New Century Theatre and becomes the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award
1958 The Guatemalan Air Force sinks several Mexican fishing boats alleged to have breached maritime borders, killing 3 and sparking international tension
1965 Ferdinand Marcos becomes President of the Philippines
1972 Vietnam War: The United States halts heavy bombing of North Vietnam
1977 For the second time, Ted Bundy escapes from his cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado
1981 In the 39th game of his third NHL season, Wayne Gretzky scores five goals, giving him 50 on the year and setting a new NHL record previously held by Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy, who earlier had each scored 50 goals in 50 games
1993 Israel and Vatican City establish diplomatic relations
1996 In the Indian state of Assam, a passenger train is bombed by Bodo separatists, killing 26
1996 Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel
1997 In the worst incident in Algeria's insurgency, the Wilaya of Relizane massacres, 400 people from four villages are killed
2000 Rizal Day bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a period of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred
2004 A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194
2005 Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin
2006 Madrid–Barajas Airport is bombed
2006 The Indonesian passenger ferry MV Senopati Nusantara sinks in a storm, resulting in at least 400 deaths
2006 Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is executed
2009 A segment of the Lanzhou–Zhengzhou–Changsha pipeline ruptures in Shaanxi, China, and approximately 150,000 l (40,000 US gal) of diesel oil flows down the Wei River before finally reaching the Yellow River
2009 A suicide bomber kills nine people at Forward Operating Base Chapman, a key facility of the Central Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan
2011 Owing to a change of time zone the day is skipped in Samoa and Tokelau
2013 More than 100 people are killed when anti-government forces attack key buildings in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo