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This Day in History for October 30 – Mussolini Rises to Power and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1534 – The English parliament passes the Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church (More info)

1922 – Benito Mussolini becomes Prime Minister of Italy (More info)

1938 – Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of ‘War of the Worlds,’ a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth (More info)

1941 – President Franklin Roosevelt approves $1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to the World War II Allies (More info)

1974 – Muhammad Ali becomes the heavyweight champion for the second time when he knocks out George Foreman in the eighth round of the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ (More info)

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