The year 1930 marks the beginning of the Great Depression. Access to information of all the events, not only leading up to, but also surrounding this massive event is available in our archive. Some of the most notable events from the year 1930, including the Great Depression, is the announcement of Pluto as a planet, the institution of the Motion Picture Production Code, the completion of the Turkish-Siberia Railway, the London Naval Treaty, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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January 26, 1930
This day is declared as Independence Day by the Indian National Congress.
January 31, 1930
Scotch Tape makes its first appearance, invented by Richard Gurley Drew and marketed by the 3M Company.
February 18, 1930
Clyde Tombaugh announces Pluto's existence after studying photos taken the month before.
March 6, 1930
Springfield, Massachusetts distributes the first Clarence Birdseye frozen foods in stores.
March 12, 1930
Mahatma Gandhi and 80 or so followers start a march towards the sea, protesting the British monopoly on salt.
March 31, 1930
Strict guidelines are placed on films in regards to sex, crime, religion and violence by the newly instituted Motion Picture Production Code.
April 18, 1930
The Chittagong armory raid starts a Rebellion in India.
April 19, 1930
The Looney Tunes, Warner Bros. first cartoon series, is released and runs until 1969.
April 21, 1930
The completion of Turkestan–Siberia Railway.
April 22, 1930
The London Naval Treaty is signed by the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States with the intention of regulating submarine warfare and limiting naval shipbuilding.
May 24, 1930
Amy Johnson finishes her flight from England to Australia as the first woman to make this flight solo.
June 14, 1930
The United States Department of the Treasury establishes the Bureau of Narcotics.
June 17, 1930
The Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act becomes a law with the signing of President Herbert Hoover.June 17 – The Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act becomes a law with the signing of President Herbert Hoover.
July 31, 1930
The first airing of radio drama The Shadow occurs in the United States.
August 9, 1930
Cartoon character Betty Boop makes her premiere in Dizzy Dishes.
October 5, 1930
48 people die when a British airship heading to India crashes in France.
October 20, 1930
Jewish immigration is restricted into Mandatory Palestine by the demands made in a British White Paper.
October 27, 1930
The Washington Naval Treaty made in 1925 is modified by the ratifications made on the London Naval Treaty of this year .
The right to vote in elections is given to adult Turkish women.
December 2, 1930
The start of the Great Depression is marked by the request of $150 million made by President Herbert Hoover toward the United States Congress for programs with the intention of creating jobs and helping the economy.