That's The Way It Was - 1930
1930 events taken from The People's Chronolog, edited by James Trager, published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York. The People's Chronology copyrighted in 1979, first edition, includes a historical chronology, ISBN 0-03-017811-8, with 1206 pages, including the index.
Wiley Post, 31, wins the first Bendix Trophy Air Race flying the Winnie Mae owned by his Oklahoma oilman employer Floyd C. Hall. Bendix had offered a prize for the winner of the Los Angeles to Chicago race that would become a transcontinental race beginning 1931.
World oil prices collapse after wildcatter Columbus M. Joiner, 71, brings in a gusher October 3 in Rusk county, eastern Texas, to open a huge new oilfield. Joiner sold out to H. L. Hunt for $40,000 in cash, $45,000 in short-term notes, and a guarantee of $1.2 million from future profits, his filed would produce at least 3.6 billion barrels of oil, and it would make H. L. Hunt the richest man in America.
Blondie is introduced by King Features comic strip cartoonist Murat Bernard "Chic" Young, 29, who earlier drew a strip called Dumb Dora. His jazzage flapper heroine was married to playboy Dagwood Bumstead. Their antics would make "Blondie" the most widely syndicated of all cartoon strips. More than 1,600 US newspapers plus some foreign papers would carry the strip, and the huge sandwiches created by Bumstead on evening forays to the refrigerator would become widely known as "dagwoods."
The radio drama The Lone Ranger 1/20 over Detroit's WXYZ began with the overture from the Rossini opera Guillaume Tell of 1829 and an announcer saying, "A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty 'Hi-yo Silver' -- the Lone Ranger rides again."
The serial had been developed from Curly Edwards and the Coboys by James E. Jewell, 23, who would soon give his masked hero an Indian friend, Tonto, who would call the Lone Ranger "Kemo Sabe (trusting brave)," the name of a Michigan summer camp operated by the father of the girl Jewell would marry. Death Valley Days 7/30 on NBC Blue Network stations... New York advertising writer Ruth Cornwall Woodman had researched background for the show by visiting Panamint City, she introduced "The Old Ranger" to give the story authenticity, the series would move to CBS in 1941, and it would continue until 1945.
Carsbad Caverns National Park is established by Congress on 46,753 acres of underground chambers in southern New Mexico.
Northwest Colorado cowranges are opened to sheep grazing by colorado-Utah rancher James Manghan, 38, who started working as a cowhand in summer roundups at age 16 and who was president of the Rio Branco Wool Growers' Association in 1930. Managhan would become an historian beginning in 1945.
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