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It happened on a… December 30

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It happened on a… December 30


Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is executed.


Washington defenseman Al Iafrate becomes first player in NHL history to have his shot officially break 100 miles per hour; records 101.4 mph during the Capitals Superskills competition.


In the 39th game of his third NHL season, Wayne Gretzky scores five goals, giving him 50 on the year and setting a new NHL record previously held by Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy, who earlier had each scored 50 goals in 50 games.


The first color TV sets went on sale for about $1,175.


Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society.


The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was formed.


Fire destroys Ursuline convent at Quebec.

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