Three major events from history that happened on Dec. 30:
*In 1862 the draft of the Emancipation Proclamation is finished and circulated among President Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet for comment.
*In 1932 the Soviet Union bars food handouts for housewives under 36 years of age. They must now work to eat.
*In 2006 Saddam Hussein, former Iraq dictator, is executed by hanging for crimes committed against his own people during his rule.