1930 Newspaper

Commemorate a special occasion with an Original Newspaper gift from 1930

Historic Newspapers have a large archive of original newspapers from the year 1930. Our archive features an impressive range of titles and these old newspapers make a wonderful birthday or anniversary present.

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Original Newspaper Gift from 1930

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. The Newspaper Gift offers a wonderful trip down memory lane and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Your newspaper present can be further personalised by adding the recipient’s name and your own greeting on a Certificate of Authenticity, which acts as a guarantee that your newspaper is a genuine original newspaper.

News Headlines from 1930

To whet your appetite for what could be covered in your newspaper gift, here are a selection of the key events that newspapers were reporting on in the year 1930:

Date Event
13th January 1930The Mickey Mouse comic strip makes its first appearance, following fifteen commercially successful animated shorts.
18th February 1930Clyde Tombaugh, American astronomer, discovers the planet “Pluto” whilst studying photographs of Space. “Pluto” is re-classified as a Dwarf Planet in 2006.
28th March 1930Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
31st March 1930The Motion Pictures Code is established, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of Crime, Religion, Sex and Violence in film, for the next forty years.
18th April 1930The BBC Radio Service from London famously reports that "today, there is no news".
22nd April 1930The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty, regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.
6th May 1930The Great Salmas Earthquake hits Iran, measuring 7.3 on the Richter cale and killing approximately four thousand people.
24th May 1930Amy Johnson lands her ‘Puss Moth’ monoplane aircraft in Darwin, becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. Johnson had taken nineteen days to complete the journey.
7th July 1930Arthur Conan Doyle, author of “Sherlock Holmes” (b. 1859) dies from a heart attack.
30th July 1930Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 in the first ever football World Cup final.
21st August 1930Her Royal Highness, the Princess Margaret is born. She is the youngest daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and sister to Princess Elizabeth - now the current Queen.
5th October 1930British Airship R101 crashes in France en-route to India on its maiden voyage.
2nd November 1930Haile Selassie is crowned emperor of Ethiopia.
2nd December 1930The Great Depression: U.S. President Herbert Hoover goes before Congress and asks for a $150 million public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy.
19th December 1930Mount Merapi erupts in Indonesia, killing 14,000 people. The sudden explosion of gas and rock also destroys thirteen local villages.
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A Newspaper From 1930

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).

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