On this day: October 30

Published: Oct 30 2012 01:50:30 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 30 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - John Adams
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1735: John Adams, the second president of the United States, is born in Braintree, Mass. His son, John Quincy Adams, would also become the sixth president of the U.S.

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