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On this day: October 30

Published On: Oct 30 2012 12:50:30 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 30 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Orson Welles broadcasts "The War of the Worlds," buffalo wings are born, Ali and Foreman square off in the "Rumble in the Jungle," and Michael Jordan returns to the NBA, all on this day.

OTD October 30 - HMS Petard
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Royal Navy official photographer

1942: Lt. Tony Fasson, Able Seaman Colin Grazier and canteen assistant Tommy Brown from the British warship HMS Petard (pictured) board the German submarine U-559, retrieving material which would lead to the decryption of the German Enigma code. Grazier and Fasson were inside the boat, attempting to escape, when the U-boat foundered and both were drowned. Grazier and Fasson were later awarded the George Cross posthumously and Brown was awarded the George Medal.

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