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1835Richard Lawrence misfires at President Andrew Jackson in Washington DC in 1st attempted assassination of a US President

1931Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights" premieres at Los Angeles Theater

1939Hitler threatens the Jews during his speech to the German Reichstag (parliament)

1934Hitler proclamation on German unified states

1961JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress & Peace Corps

1983Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic

1935Ezra Pound meets Benito Mussolini, reads from a draft of "Cantos"

1943Hitler promotes Friedrich von Paul to Field Marshal

1994Kapil Dev equals Richard Hadlee's world record of 431 Test wkts

1994Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Atlanta Super Bowl MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB

199482nd Australian Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Todd Martin (76 64 64)

1933Adolf Hitler named German Chancellor, forms government with Von Papen

1815Burned US Library of Congress reestablished with Thomas Jefferson's 6500 vols

1647Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for £400

1077Pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Henry IV

1928Bradman scores 134 not out (225 mins, 13 fours) NSW v Vic

1956Elvis Presley records his version of "Blue Suede Shoes"

198916th American Music Award: Randy Travis & George Michael wins

19372nd of Stalin's purge trials; Pyatakov & 16 others sentenced to death

19818th American Music Award: Barbra Streisand & Kenny Rogers win

1661Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years.

1965State funeral of Sir Winston Churchill

1980Edward Albee's "Lady from Dubuque," premieres in NYC

1948Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Nathuram Godse

199367th Australian Women's Tennis Open: Monica Seles beat Graf (4-6 6-3 6-2)

January 30th Historical Events
Date Event
1077
Pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Henry IV 
1349
Gunther of Schwarzburg chosen German anti-king 
1349
Jews of Freilsburg Germany are massacred 
1467
Battle at Velke Kostolany: Hung king Mátyás Corvinus beats Bratrici 
1487
Bell chimes invented 
1522
Duke of Albany takes captured French back to Scotland 
1544
Adrian van Goes becomes land advocate of Holland 
1592
Ippolito Aldobrandini elected Pope Clement VIII 
1647
Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for £400 
1648
Spain & Netherlands sign Peace of Munster, ending the Thirty Years War 
1661
Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years. 
1667
Treaty/Truce of Andrusovo signed between Tsardom of Russia & Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 
1713
England & Netherlands sign 2nd anti-French boundary treaty 
1774
Captain Cook reaches 71°10' south, 1820km from south pole (record) 
1781
Articles of Confederation ratified by 13th state, Maryland 
1790
Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor 
1797
Congress refuses to accept 1st petitions from American blacks 
1798
Rep Matthew Lyon (Vt) spits in face of Rep Roger Griswold (Ct) in US House of Representatives, after an argument 
1800
US population: 5,308,483; Black population 1,002,037 (18.9%) 
1804
Mungo Park leaves England seeking source of Niger River 
1806
Prussia takes possession of Hanover 
1806
The original Lower Trenton Toll Bridge, which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened. A later bridge opened in 1935 is also known as the Trenton Makes - the World Takes Bridge. 
1815
Burned US Library of Congress reestablished with Thomas Jefferson's 6500 vols 
1818
Keats composes his sonnet, "When I Have Fears" 
1820
British explorer Edward Bransfield aboard Williams sights Trinity Peninsula, Antarctica claims for Britain 
1826
The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales is opened. 
1835
Richard Lawrence misfires at President Andrew Jackson in Washington DC in 1st attempted assassination of a US President 
1841
A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. 
1847
Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco 
1854
1st election in Washington Territory; 1,682 votes cast 
1858
Charles Halle founds Halle Orchestra in Manchester, England 
1858
William Wells Brown published 1st Black drama, "Leap to Freedom" 
1862
USS Monitor, the US Navy's 1st ironclad warship launched 
1877
Storm flood ravages Dutch coastal provinces 
1879
French President MacMahon resigns 
1883
England team presented with ashes of a bail after Sydney Test 
1888
Harry Moses 297 not out for NSW against Victoria 
1889
John Herschel uses camera obscura to photograph 48" (120cm) telescope 
1889
Victoria beat NSW after following on (NSW all out 63 needed 76) 
1889
Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling. 
1892
Bobby Abel carries his bat for 132* for England in SCG Test 
1892
Capt Lugard occupies Uganda's King Mwanga's hide out 
1894
Pneumatic hammer patented by Charles King of Detroit 
1894
US flag fired on in Rio; prompt satisfaction exacted by Adm Benham 
1895
C J Eady (Tas) 1st Australian to score twin centuries (v Vic) 
1895
SS Elbe sinks after collision in North Sea, 332 killed 
1895
Tasmania beat Victoria for 1st F-C victory in 41 years 
1902
Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan's 'special interest' in Korea 
1911
1st rescue of an air passenger by a ship, near Havana, Cuba 
1913
UK House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill 
1915
German submarine attack on Le Havre 
1915
No 10 batsman F W Hyett scores century on debut, Vic v Tas 
1919
Reds hire Pat Moran as manager as Christy Mathewson, is still in France with US Army 
1921
French rapist-murderer Henri-Desire Landru sentenced to death 
1922
Ted McDonald takes 8-58 in big Victorian win over NSW 
1922
World Law Day, 1st celebrated 
1924
Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over NSW 
1925
Turkish government throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople 
1927
Left wins national election in Thuringen 
1928
1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US 
1928
Bradman scores 134 not out (225 mins, 13 fours) NSW v Vic 
1928
Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude," premieres in NYC 
1930
Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Banya," premieres in Leningrad 
1930
The world's first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR. 
1931
Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights" premieres at Los Angeles Theater 
1932
Grimmett 7-116 in South Africa 1st innings at Adelaide Oval 
1933
"Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio 
1933
Adolf Hitler named German Chancellor, forms government with Von Papen 
1933
Grimmett takes 7-86 for SA in Qld 2nd inn, 13-135 for match 
1934
1st theatrical presentation sponsored by US government, NYC 
1934
Bert Ironmonger ends Sheffield Shield career age 51 yrs 298 days 
1934
Hitler proclamation on German unified states 
1935
Ezra Pound meets Benito Mussolini, reads from a draft of "Cantos" 
1936
New owners of Boston Braves ask newspapermen to pick a new nickname 
1936
Victoria need 442 to win against NSW, but lose, all out for 415 They pick "The Bees" it doesn't catch on & is scrapped by 1940 season 
1937
2nd of Stalin's purge trials; Pyatakov & 16 others sentenced to death 
1939
Hitler threatens the Jews during his speech to the German Reichstag (parliament) 
1939
Heavy after shocks destroy some of Chile 
1940
Benjamin Britten's "Lesson Illuminations" premieres in London 
1940
Cor Jongert wins 6th Dutch 11 Cities Skating Race 
1940
Hassett's second 122 of the game for Vic can't stop a NSW win 
1941
Australian troops conquer Derna, Libya 
1942
Japanese troops land on Ambon 
1943
6 British Mosquitos bomb Berlin in daylight 
1943
German assault on French in Tunisia 
1943
German under officers shot down in Haarlem Neth 
1943
Hitler promotes Friedrich von Paul to Field Marshal 
1943
Illegal opposition newspaper Loyal begins publishing 
1943
USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean 
1944
US invades Majuro, Marshall Islands 
1944
World War II: United States troops land on Majuro. 
1945
"Wilhelm Gustloff" torpedoed off Danzig by Soviet sub-c 9,400 die 
1946
1st issue of Franklin Roosevelt dime 
1948
5th Winter Olympic games open in St Moritz, Switzerland 
1948
Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Nathuram Godse 
1950
"Robert Montgomery Presents" dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV 
1951
Belgium refuses to allow communists to make speeches on radio 
1952
Lehmer verifies: 2^521-1 & 2^607-1 (183 ciphers) Mersenne-prime # 
1952
Paul Creston's 4th Symphony, premieres 
1954
Belgium ends trade agreement with USSR 
1954
Fanfani government of Italy resigns 
1956
Elvis Presley records his version of "Blue Suede Shoes" 
1956
KRMA TV channel 6 in Denver, CO (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1956
KTXS TV channel 12 in Sweetwater-Abilene, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1956
1957
US Congress accepts "Eisenhower-doctrine" 
1958
1st 2-way moving sidewalk in service, Dallas Tx 
1958
Baseball announces players & coaches rather than fans pick all stars 
1958
Dore Schary's "Sunrise at Campobello," premieres in NYC 
1958
UK House of Lords passes bill allowing women to take seats 
1959
Australia 1-200 1st day 4th Test v England, Adelaide Oval 
1959
Paul Hindemith's symphony "Pittsburgh," premieres 
1960
CIA OKs Lockheed to produce a new U-2 aircraft (Oxcart) 
1960
Dutch communist trade union EVC'58 disbands 
1960
Riot curtails third days play at Port-Of-Spain WI v England 
1960
US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss 
1960
US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins 
1961
Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC 
1961
JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress & Peace Corps 
1961
KAET TV channel 8 in Phoenix, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1961
Lance Gibbs takes hat-trick (Mackay, Grout, Misson) at Adelaide 
1962
UN General Assembly censures Portugal over Angola 
1962
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1962
2 members of Flying Wallendas' high-wire act killed when their 7-person pyramid collapsed during a performance in Detroit 
1964
Military coup of Gen Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam 
1964
Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail 
1965
"The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis hits #3 
1965
State funeral of Sir Winston Churchill 
1966
-19°F (-28°C), Corinth, Mississippi (state record) 
1966
-27°F (-33°C), New Market, Alabama (state record) 
1966
Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:05.2) 
1966
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 11th string quartet 
1968
Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, "Honey" 
1968
Vietcong launches Tet offensive on US embassy in Saigon 
1969
US/Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere 
1969
Beatles perform last live gig, a 42-min concert on roof of Apple HQ, London 
1971
"Ari" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 19 performances 
1971
Dennis Lillee takes 5-84 in his 1st Test bowl, v England 
1971
UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak 
1972
'Bloody Sunday': 27 unarmed civilians are shot (of whom 14 were killed) by the British Army during a civil rights march in Derry; this is the highest death toll from a single shooting incident during 'the Troubles' 
1972
Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth 
1973
26th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at NY Rangers 
1973
Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy & McCord guilty on all counts 
1973
KISS plays their 1st show (Coventry Club in Queens NY) 
1974
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1976
1st-class debut of Dav Whatmore, in Johannesburg 
1976
George H W Bush becomes 11th director of CIA (until 1977) 
1976
William E Colby, ends term as 10th director of CIA 
1977
8th (final) part of "Roots" is most-watched entertainment show ever 
1977
Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW v Qld) 
1977
Edward W Stack replaces Paul Kerr president of Hall of Fame 
1978
Addie Joss & Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
1978
Mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing Larry King Show on radio 
1979
Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) agrees to new constitution 
1979
Varig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo. 
1980
Edward Albee's "Lady from Dubuque," premieres in NYC 
1981
8th American Music Award: Barbra Streisand & Kenny Rogers win 
1982
US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners 
1982
Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner". 
1983
Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ 
1983
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic 
1983
Super Bowl XVII: Wash Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB 
1988
Hansie Cronje gets a pair in 2nd 1st-class game (OFS v N Tvl) 
1989
16th American Music Award: Randy Travis & George Michael wins 
1989
Five Pharaoh sculptures from 1470 BC found at temple of Luxor 
1989
Joel Steinberg found guilty of 1st degree manslaughter of daughter 
1989
Last day of 1st class cricket for Dav Whatmore 
1989
Olympian, Bruce Kimball, is sentenced to 17 years in prison for killing 2 teenagers in a drunk driving accident 
1989
The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes. 
1992
Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) lands 
1993
100,000 Europeans demonstrate against fascism & racism 
1993
67th Australian Women's Tennis Open: Monica Seles beat Graf (4-6 6-3 6-2) 
1994
68th Australian Women's Tennis Open: S Graf beats A S Vicario (6-0 6-2) 
1994
82nd Australian Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Todd Martin (76 64 64) 
1994
Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.76) 
1994
Kapil Dev equals Richard Hadlee's world record of 431 Test wkts 
1994
Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Atlanta Super Bowl MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB 
1994
Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master. 
1995
22nd American Music Award: Boyz II Men & Ace of Base win 
1995
Belgium's TV channel 2 in Flanders goes on the air 
1995
Car bomb explodes in Algiers, 42 killed/296 injured 
1995
Kevin Eubanks officially becomes band leader of "Tonight Show" 
1995
Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease. 
1995
Norway's Statoil announces a newly formed consortium that will supply Norwegian natural gas to the European continent 
1996
Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit. 
1996
Commander of the U.S. Fifth Fleet Scott Redd states that Iran test-fired a new anti-ship missile near the Strait of Hormuz 
1997
Minuteman III launches 
1998
All-Star Fla Marlin catcher Darren Daulton, retires 
1998
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Indianapolis IN on WNAP 93.1 FM 
1998
Paul Simon's "The Capeman," premieres 
2000
Super Bowl XXXIV: St. Louis Rams beat Tennessee Titans, 23-16 at the Georgia Dome Atlanta MVP: Kurt Warner, St. Louis, QB 
2000
Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169. 
2003
Belgium legally recognizes same-sex marriage. 
2011
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 55-41 
2013
South Korea successfully launches its rocket Naro-1 which was carrying a scientific satellite 
2014
24 hostages are killed after 6 suicide bombers temporarily take over the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation in Baghdad 
2016
Angelique Kerber Upsets Serena Williams to Win Australian Open 
2016
New York Times endorses Hillary Clinton for president 
2016
Children among 33 migrants dead after boat sinks off Turkish coast 
2016
Blac Chyna arrested for public intoxication at Austin airport 
2016
US Navy sends ship near disputed island in South China Sea 
2016
5 killed in British Columbia avalanche 
2016
1 killed, 6 hurt in shootings, stabbing at Denver motorcycle show 
2016
Liz Cheney running for Congress in Wyoming 
2017
Quebec Mosque Shooting Kills at Least 6, and 2 Suspects Are Arrested 
2017
Canadian PM say mosque shooting a 'terrorist attack on Muslims' 
2017
Tens of thousands in US cities protest Trump immigration order 
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