October 24, 1930
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."
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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