This Day in History

Mahatma Gandhi Leads Salt March

Mahatma Gandhi began his famous Salt March on March 12th, 1930, as a protest against the British monopoly on salt in India. This act of civil disobedience played a significant role in India’s struggle for independence and inspired many others to join the movement.

Pluto is Discovered by Clyde Tombaugh

On February 18th, 1930, American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. Pluto’s discovery expanded our understanding of the solar system and ignited a new era of exploration.

The Mickey Mouse Comic Strip Makes its Debut

On this day in 1930, the Mickey Mouse comic strip made its debut. Created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, Mickey Mouse would become one of the most iconic and beloved characters in animation.