Bengaluru, Dec 30: Today is Tuesday, December 30. What happened on this day in history? Oneindia takes a look at the past:
1803: The United States takes possession of the Louisiana area from France at New Orleans.
1853: The US bought 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico in what is known as the Gadsden Purchase.
1865: Rudyard Kipling, English short-story writer, poet, and novelist was born in Bombay (now Mumbai).
1905: Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg was assassinated.
1906: The All India Muslim League was founded in Dacca (now Dhaka)
1911: Sun Yat-sen was elected as the first president of the Republic of China.
1922: The USSR was formed through the confederation of Russia, Byelorussia, Ukraine, and Transcaucasian Federation.
1949: India recognised the People's Republic of China.
1965: Ferdinand E Marcos was sworn in as the Philippines' sixth president.
1971: Renowned nuclear scientist Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai passed away in Thiruvananthapuram.
1972: US President Richard Nixon halted the heavy bombing on North Vietnam.
1993: Israel and the Vatican signed an agreement of mutual recognition to end Jewish-Christian hostilities.
2006: Deposed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was hanged in Khadimiya, Iraq.