Friday, January 29, 2016

What Happened This Day In History - January 30

January 30
1649Charles I of England is beheaded at Whitehall by the executioner Richard Brandon.
1844Richard Theodore Greener becomes the first African American to graduate from Harvard University.
1862The USS Monitor is launched at Greenpoint, Long Island.
1901Women Prohibitionists smash 12 saloons in Kansas.
1912The British House of Lords opposes the House of Commons by rejecting home rule for Ireland.
1931The United States awards civil government to the Virgin Islands.
1933Adolf Hitler is named Chancellor by President Paul Hindenburg.
1936Governor Harold Hoffman orders a new inquiry into the Lindbergh kidnapping.
1943Field Marshal Friedrich von Paulus surrenders himself and his staff to Red Army troops in Stalingrad.
1945The Allies launch a drive on the Siegfried line in Germany.
1949In India, 100,000 people pray at the site of Gandhi’s assassination on the first anniversary of his death.
1953President Dwight Eisenhower announces that he will pull the Seventh Fleet out of Formosa to permit the Nationalists to attack Communist China.
1964The Ranger spacecraft, equipped with six TV cameras, is launched to the moon from Cape Canaveral.
1972British troops shoot dead 14 Irish civilians in Derry, Ireland. The day is forever remembered in Ireland as ‘Bloody Sunday.’
1976The U.S. Supreme Court bans spending limits in campaigns, equating funds with freedom of speech.
1980The first-ever Chinese Olympic team arrives in New York for the Winter Games at Lake

Born on January 30
1882Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States.
1885John Henry Towers, American naval aviation pioneer.
1912Barbara Tuchman, U.S. historian (The Guns of August).

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