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January 30th, 2003 (January 30 2003)EventBelgium legally recognizes same-sex marriage.
January 30th, 2000 (January 30 2000)EventOff the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.
January 30th, 1996 (January 30 1996)EventGino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit. Gallagher Quotes
January 30th, 1996 (January 30 1996)EventComet Hyakutake is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake.
January 30th, 1995 (January 30 1995)EventWorkers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
January 30th, 1994 (January 30 1994)EventPeter Leko becomes the youngest chess grand master.
January 30th, 1989 (January 30 1989)EventThe American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.
January 30th, 1982 (January 30 1982)EventRichard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".
January 30th, 1979 (January 30 1979)EventVarig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.
January 30th, 1976 (January 30 1976)EventGeorge H. W. Bush becomes the 11th director of the CIA.George H. W. Bush Quotes
January 30th, 1972 (January 30 1972)EventBloody Sunday: British Paratroopers kill fourteen civil rights/anti internment marchers in Northern Ireland.
January 30th, 1972 (January 30 1972)EventPakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
January 30th, 1969 (January 30 1969)EventThe Beatles last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.
January 30th, 1968 (January 30 1968)EventVietnam War: The Tet Offensive begins when Viet Cong forces launch a series of surprise attacks in South Vietnam.
January 30th, 1964 (January 30 1964)EventRanger program: Ranger 6 is launched.
January 30th, 1962 (January 30 1962)EventTwo of the high-wire Flying Wallendas are killed when their seven-person pyramid collapses during a performance in Detroit, Michigan.
January 30th, 1956 (January 30 1956)EventAmerican civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.Martin Luther Quotes
January 30th, 1948 (January 30 1948)EventIndian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is assassinated by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.
January 30th, 1945 (January 30 1945)EventThe Wilhelm Gustloff, overfilled with refugees, sinks in the Baltic Sea after being torpedoed by a Soviet submarine, leading to the deadliest maritime disaster in known history, killing roughly 9,000 people.
January 30th, 1945 (January 30 1945)EventWorld War II: Raid at Cabanatuan: 126 American Rangers and Filipino resistance liberate 500 prisoners from the Cabanatuan POW camp.
January 30th, 1945 (January 30 1945)EventWorld War II: Hitler gives his last ever public address, a radio address on the 12th anniversary of his coming to power. (A subsequent address on February 24 was not read by Hitler.)
January 30th, 1944 (January 30 1944)EventWorld War II: United States troops land on Majuro.
January 30th, 1943 (January 30 1943)EventWorld War II: Second day of the Battle of Rennell Islandied in TheUSS Chicago (CA-29) is sunk and a U.S. destroyer is heavily damaged by Japanese torpedoes.
January 30th, 1943 (January 30 1943)EventHolocaust in Letychiv, Ukraine: The Nazi Gestapo commences mass shootings of Jews from Letychiv Ghetto. 200 surviving Jews from Letychiv slave labor camp are ordered to undress and are shot with a machine-gun into a ravine. Some 7,000 Jews were murdered in Letychiv.
January 30th, 1933 (January 30 1933)EventAdolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.Adolf Hitler Quotes
January 30th, 1930 (January 30 1930)EventThe world s first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR.
January 30th, 1925 (January 30 1925)EventThe Government of Turkey throws Patriarch Constantine VI out of Istanbul.
January 30th, 1913 (January 30 1913)EventThe United Kingdom s House of Lords rejects the Irish Home Rule Bill.
January 30th, 1911 (January 30 1911)EventThe destroyer USS Terry (DD-25) makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba.
January 30th, 1911 (January 30 1911)EventThe Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.
January 30th, 1889 (January 30 1889)EventArchduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling.
January 30th, 1862 (January 30 1862)EventThe first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched.
January 30th, 1858 (January 30 1858)EventThe first Halle concert is given in Manchester, England, marking the official founding of the Halle Orchestra as a full-time, professional orchestra.
January 30th, 1847 (January 30 1847)EventYerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.
January 30th, 1841 (January 30 1841)EventA fire destroys two-thirds of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
January 30th, 1835 (January 30 1835)EventIn the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson.Andrew Jackson Quotes
January 30th, 1826 (January 30 1826)EventThe 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.
January 30th, 1820 (January 30 1820)EventEdward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica.
January 30th, 1806 (January 30 1806)EventThe original Lower Trenton Bridge (also called the Trenton Makes the World Takes Bridge), which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened.
January 30th, 1790 (January 30 1790)EventThe first boat specializing as a lifeboat is tested on the River Tyne.
January 30th, 1661 (January 30 1661)EventOliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years.Oliver Cromwell Quotes
January 30th, 1649 (January 30 1649)EventKing Charles I of England is beheaded.
January 30th, 1648 (January 30 1648)EventEighty Years War: The Treaty of Munster is signed, ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain.

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