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Daily Calendar for Thursday, December 30, 2021 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Thursday, December 30, 2021

Born

  • Rudyard Kipling (author)
  • Bert Parks (television personality)
  • Bo Diddley (guitarist)
  • Del Shannon (singer)
  • Mike Nesmith (musician, member of The Monkees)
  • Davy Jones (musician; member of The Monkees)
  • Matt Lauer (journalist)
  • Tiger Woods (golfer)
  • Eliza Dushku (actress)
  • Kristin Kreuk (actress)
  • LeBron James (basketball player)

Died

  • Amelia Bloomer (social reformer who introduced BLOOMERS)
  • Richard Rodgers (composer)
  • Artie Shaw (jazz clarinetist and bandleader)

Events

  • Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft were married
  • U.S. president Rutherford B. Hayes married Lucy Webb
  • U.S. and Mexico signed the Gadsden Purchase Treaty
  • First photo of Earth’s curvature exhibited, in Cleveland, Ohio
  • The Arroyo Seco Parkway, California’s first freeway, officially opened. It connected Los Angeles and Pasadena
  • The Roy Rogers Show made its TV debut
  • Figure skater David Pelletier wed skating partner Jamie Salé
  • Samoa skipped this day in order to move from the eastern to the western side of the International Date Line

Weather

  • Great Cold Wave hit the East : -13 degrees F, New York City; -15 degrees F, Boston, Massachusetts; and -43 degrees F, New Hampshire
  • The temperature in Lewisburg, West Virginia, dropped to -37F.
  • Bloomfield, Vermont, set a record low temperature for New England with -50 degrees F
  • Forty-eight degrees below zero F in Mazama and Winthrop, Washington
  • Las Vegas was blanketed with 1.3 inches of snow

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