October 24, 1930

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An effectively bloodless coup d'état takes place in Brazil, ousting Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getúlio Vargas is then installed as "provisional president."


Births

Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson, Jr. (d. 1959), commonly known as The Big Bopper, an American musician, best known for his 1958 recording of "Chantilly Lace".


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