World Events

Posted in 1930

  • Amy Johnson in the cockpit of her Gypsy Moth biplane, arriving in DarwinAustralia is connected by telephone link with Britain.
  • Planet Pluto is discovered.
  • Women civil servants in London vote in favour of compulsory retirement of women on marriage.
  • Mahatma Gandhi in India begins his 100 mile march to the sea. His purpose is to defy the British law establishing a government monopoly on producing salt. He completes the journey in 25 days.
  • British pilot Amy Johnson arrives in Darwin after her epic solo flight from London, the first woman to do so. The flight took 19 days in her Gypsy Moth biplane "Jason".