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On This Day - October 30th

It’s the day before Halloween, and we know you’ve got plenty on your mind! Remember to get the candy, get your costume ready, and start carving those pumpkins! But before you do, don’t let October 30th be the Robin to Halloween’s Batman! After all, this day has a lot of very special things hidden beneath the surface you might not be aware of. Here are some fantastic facts about October 30th.

On this day

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The War of the Roses took place.

In the midst of the War of the Roses in 1470, Henry VI of England reclaimed his position on the English throne. This restoration occurred following the victory of the Earl of Warwick over the Yorkists in a decisive battle.

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The “Greatest Show on Earth” made its debut in New York City.

In 1873, P.T. Barnum’s circus debuted in New York City. It may ring a bell as it was the inspiration for the film The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman. Barnum is known as the father of the American circus to many people, but the movie reportedly glossed over some controversial aspects of his life.

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Nicholas II issued the October Manifesto.

In 1905, the October Manifesto was issued by Tsar Nicholas II. In the manifesto, he granted civil liberties and accepted the first Parliament, known as the Duma.

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The Bosphorus Bridge was completed.

In 1973, the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, was completed. The bridge connected Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time ever.

Sweden recognized Palestine.

2014 saw Sweden become the first nation in the western European Union to formally recognize the State of Palestine, something which has proven contentious over the past decades. The UN General Assembly recognized the state after Yasser Arafat made a declaration in November 1988.

Special Days Falling on October 30th

Of course, we’re all focused on the very special day tomorrow, but October 30th also has a lot to celebrate! Here are some of the most important events taking place around the world today.

Haunted Refrigerator Day

Yes, you read that right – today is a great day to get in the Halloween mood by either removing some of the haunted expired food from your fridge or putting something terrifying in to scare the next user! After all, October 30th is also Mischief Night in some territories!

Fun facts about Cats

National Treat Your Pet Day

As Halloween fast approaches, many of us are thinking of all the treats we’re going to get! However, your pets cannot partake in that fun as most human candy is extremely bad for them! So, before you get lost in a sugar daze, remember to get some safe, healthy, and yummy treats for your pet and remind them how much you love them.

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National Candy Corn Day

Candy Corn is probably one of the most traditional treats given away at Halloween in the US. Yet, if you ask anyone, it is never anyone’s favorite treat! In fact, most people eat it probably more out of habit than actual liking – yet, it’s iconic enough to have its own special day!

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