A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 30th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On January 30, 1661, Oliver Cromwell, former Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, was removed from his grave and “executed” 2 years after his death!
On January 30, 1703, 47 Japanese samurai avenged the forced suicide of their feudal lord.
On January 30, 1835, for the first time in American History an assassination attempt was made on the President of the United States.
On January 30, 1925, Douglas Engelbart was born in Portland, Oregon.
On January 30, 1945, Soviet submarine S-13 fired 3 torpedoes into the side of the MV Wilhelm Gustloff, a German cruise liner named after an assassinated Swiss Nazi that had been converted for military use.
On January 30, 1959, the Danish ocean liner, MS Hans Hedtoft, was on the return leg of its maiden voyage when it struck an iceberg off the coast of Greenland and sunk, the only trace of the ship ever being found was a single lifebelt that washed ashore.
On January 30, 1969, the Fab Four, sometimes referred to as “The Beatles,” conducted their last public concert when they played for 42 minutes from the roof of Apple Corps headquarters on Savile Row, London, England (no connection to Apple the computer company, but perhaps better known as Apple Records).
On January 30, 2018, we celebrated National Croissant Day in honor of that great “French” pastry roll prevalent among breakfast bars in hotels across the country.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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