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1930 January


January 2nd
In 1930, J. V. Stalin's message of greetings to the workers of Stalingrad on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the liberation of the city from the whiteboards is published in Pravda, No. 2.
January 5th
In 1930, On the motion of J. V. Stalin, the C.C., CPSU(B) adopts a decision on "The Rate of Collectivization and State Measures to Assist Collective-Farm Development." The decision was published in Pravda, No 6, January 6.
January 17th
In 1930, Stalin writes a letter to A. M. Gorky.
January 19th
In 1930, J. V. Stalin writes the article, "Concerning the Policy of Eliminating the Kulaks as a Class." The article was published in Pravda, No. 21, and Krasnaya Zvezda, No. 18, January 21.
January 21st
In 1930, Stalin attends a memorial meeting in the Bolshoi Theatre on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the death of V. I. Lenin.
January 22nd
In 1930, -35 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record).

1930 February


February 9th
In 1930, J. V. Stalin writes the "Reply to the Sverdlov Comrades." It was published in Pravda, No. 40, February 10.
February 13th
In 1930, In response to the request of numerous organizations and general meetings of workers, peasants and Red Army men, J. V. Stalin is awarded a second Order of the Red Banner for his outstanding services on the front of socialist construction. The resolution of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR making the award was published in Pravda, No. 53, February 23.
February 22nd
In 1930, J. V. Stalin writes a message of greetings to the First Cavalry Army on the occasion of its tenth anniversary. The message was published in Pravda, No. 53, February 23.
J. V. Stalin writes a reply to a letter from the workers of the Izhevsk factory wishing them success in the fulfillment of their plan of production of munitions for the Red Army. The reply was published in Izhevskaya Pravda, No. 51, March 2.
Stalin attends a celebration meeting of the Moscow Soviet in the Bolshoi Theatre on the occasion of the twelfth anniversary of the Red Army and the tenth anniversary of the First Cavalry Army.

1930 March


March 2nd
In 1930, J. V. Stalin's article, "Dizzy With Success" is published in Pravda, No. 60.
Not later than March 14th
In 1930, J. V. Stalin works on drafting a decision of the C.C., CPSU(B) on "The Fight Against Distortions of the Party Line in the Collective-Farm Movement." The decision was published in Pravda, No. 73, March 15.
March 16th
In 1930, the newly restored U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides) is floated o ut of drydock to become a national shrine (permanently berthed May 7, 1934).
March 19th
In 1930, Stalin replies to a letter of Comrade Bezymensky.

1930 April


April 3rd
In 1930, J. V. Stalin's article, "Reply to Collective-Farm Comrades" is published in Pravda, No. 92.
April 21st
In 1930, Columbus, Ohio: fire in Ohio State Penitentiary killed 320 convicts.
In 1930, J. V. Stalin writes a message to the workers of the Stalin Metal Works, Leningrad, congratulating them on completing ahead of schedule the first powerful turbine to be produced in the USSR The message was published in Leningradskaya Pravda, No. 112, April 23.
April 22nd
In 1930, the United States, Britain and Japan signed the London Naval Treaty, which regulated submarine warfare and limited shipbuilding.
April 25th
In 1930, J. V. Stalin writes a message of congratulation to the first graduates of the Industrial Academy. The message was published in Pravda, No. 115, April 26.
April 26th
In 1930, J. V. Stalin's message of greetings to the builders of the Turkestan-Siberian Railway on the occasion of the completion of the construction and the opening of through traffic is published in Pravda, No. 115.

1930 May


May 1st
In 1930, Stalin attends the May Day military parade and demonstration of the working people of the capital on the Red Square.
May 10th
In 1930, J. V. Stalin's message of greetings to the Special Cavalry Brigade on the occasion of its tenth anniversary is published in Pravda, No. 127.
May 13th
In 1930, a farmer was killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas. It was the only known fatality due to hail.
May 27th
In 1930, The Krasnaya Presnya and Bauman District Party Conferences elect J. V. Stalin as a delegate to the Moscow Regional Party Conference and to the Sixteenth Congress of the CPSU ().
May 31st
In 1930, Stalin replies to a letter of Comrade M. Rafail.

1930 June


June 16th
In 1930, Stalin sends a message of greetings to the personnel of the Rostov Agricultural Machinery Works congratulating them on the completion of the building of the works ahead of programme. The message is published in Pravda, No. 165, June 17.
J. V. Stalin writes a reply to a letter of greetings from collective farmers of the Kanevskaya District, Krasnodar territory. The reply is published in Krasnoye Znamya (Krasnodar), No. 137, June 18, and in Pravda. No. 167, June 19.
June 17th
In 1930, J. V. Stalin sends a message of greetings to the workers of the Stalingrad Tractor Works congratulating them on the completion and starting ahead of schedule of the first tractor works in the USSR The message is published in Pravda, No. 166, June 18.
June 25th
In 1930, Stalin directs the work of a plenum of the C.C., CPSU(). The plenum approves the theses prepared by the Political Bureau for the Sixteenth Party Congress and appoints J. V. Stalin to make the report at the Sixteenth Congress of the CPSU (B) on the first item of the agenda (political report of the Central Committee).
June 27th
In 1930, Stalin delivers the political report of the Central Committee at the Sixteenth Congress of the CPSU().

1930 July


July 2nd
In 1930, Stalin at the Sixteenth Congress of the CPSU(B) replies to the discussion on the Political Report of the C.C. of the Party.
July 3rd
In 1930, the U.S. Veterans Administration was created by Congress.
July 6th
In 1930, Stalin is present at the Dynamo Stadium for the sports festival held in honour of the Sixteenth Congress of the CPSU(B).
July 10th
In 1930, The Sixteenth Congress of the CPSU(B) elects J. V. Stalin to the commission for the final editing of the resolution on the report on the collective-farm movement and the progress of agriculture.
July 12th
In 1930, The Sixteenth Congress of the CPSU(B) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Central Committee of the Party.
July 13th
In 1930, The plenum of the C.C., CPSU(B) elects J. V. Stalin a member of the Political Bureau, the Organizing Bureau and the Secretariat of the C.C. and appoints him General Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU(B).
July 20th
In 1930, 106 degrees F (41 degrees C), Washington, DC (district record).
July 21st
In 1930, the Veterans' Administration of the United States was established
In 1930, 110 de grees F (43 degrees C) at Millsboro, Delaware (state record).
July 23rd
In 1930, Earthquake strikes Ari ano Italy, 1,500 killed.
July 28th
In 1930, 114 degrees F (46 degrees C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record).
July 29th
In 1930, 115 degrees F (46 degre es C), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record).

1930 August


August 9th
In 1930, 113 degrees F (45 degrees C) at Perryville, Tennessee (state record).
August 14th
In 1930, On the motion of J. V. Stalin, the Central Executive Committee and Council of People's Commissars of the USSR adopt a decision on "Universal Compulsory Elementary Education."
August
In 1930, Stalin writes his reply to Comrade Shatunovsky's letter.

1930 September


September 3rd
In 1930, Santo Domingo: hurricane killed about 2,000 and injured 6,000.
September 11th
In 1930, Stomboli volcano (Sicily) throws 2-ton basaltic rocks 2 miles.

1930 October

1930 November


November 5th
In 1930, the deadliest Ohio mine accident kills 82 in Millfield, Athens County.
November 6th
In 1930, Stalin attends the celebration meeting of the Moscow Soviet on the occasion of the thirteenth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.
November 7th
In 1930, Stalin is present at the military parade of the Moscow Garrison and the demonstration of the working people of the capital in the Red Square in honour of the thirteenth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.
November, December 7th
In 1930, Stalin answers Comrade Ch.'s letters.

1930 December


December 9th
In 1930, Stalin talks with members of the bureau of the CPSU(B) unit at the Institute of Red Professors of Philosophy and Natural Science on the situation at the philosophical front and the tasks of the struggle on two fronts in philosophy, and on the need for elaborating the theoretical heritage of Lenin.
December 12th
In 1930, Stalin writes his reply to Demyan Bedny's letter.
December 17-21st
In 1930, Stalin directs the work of the joint plenum of the C.C. and C.C.C., CPSU(B).
December 24th
In 1930, Stalin, by decision of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR, is appointed a member of the Council of Labor and Defense.


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