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This Day in History for October 30 — Mussolini Comes 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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