OCTOBER 30: The Daily Flashback
1817: The independent government of Venezuela was established by Simon Bolivar.
1894: The time clock was patented by Daniel M. Cooper of Rochester.
1938: Orson Welles’ “The War of the Worlds” aired on CBS radio.
1944: Martha Graham’s ballet “Appalachian Spring” premiered at the Library of Congress.
1945: The U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing.
1974: At the Rumble in the Jungle in Zaire, Africa, Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round in a stunning victory that earns him the heavyweight title he was stripped of for refusing induction into the U.S. Army in 1967.
1975: Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour kicks off in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1982: Paul Weller announced the breakup of The Jam.
1984: Linda Ronstadt made her operatic debut in La Boheme in New York City.
1987: George Michael released his first solo album, Faith, featuring “I Want Your Sex,” “Father Figure,” the title track and more.
1988: Kurt Cobain smashed his first guitar.
1998: Original members of Black Sabbath reunited for a one-off performance on “Late Show with David Letterman.”
1999: Santana’s Supernatural went to No. 1, giving the group its first chart-topping album in 28 years.
2001: Michael Jackson’s Invincible was released.
2006: Keane became the first major act to release a song on a USB memory stick, “Nothing in My Way.” The “single on a stick” format failed to catch on.
2016: With the Chicago Cubs in the World Series for the first time since 1945, longtime fan Eddie Vedder leads the crowd in “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch.
1885: Ezra Pound
1893: Charles Atlas
1912: Gordon Parks
1919: Illinois Jacquet
1934: Hamilton Camp
1939: Grace Slick
1941: Otis Williams
1945: Henry Winkler
1947: Timothy B. Schmit
1960: Joey Belladonna
1967: Gavin Rossdale
2000: Steve Allen
2002: Jam Master Jay
2007: Robert Goulet