January 30 Events in History - January 30 Birthdays - January 30 Deaths



2014 Royal Caribbean's cruise liner, Explorer of the Seas, returns to port after 700 of its 3,050 passengers become ill with gastroenteritis; the illness is suspected to be the Novovirus, a variant strain of the species Norwalk virus
2014 Google sells Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 billion after purchasing it three years ago for $12.5 billion, and selling off it's cable-box division for $2.4 billion
2013 Research In Motion, the Canadian manufacturer of wireless devices, releases the Blackberry 10, its newest operating system for Blackberrys; the company also announces two smartphones, the Z10 and Q10
2013 In preparation for the Scottish independence referendum, the Scottish Government agrees to alter the wording in its referendum because members expressed concerns that it might lead people to vote for it
2012 In the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C., Occupy DC activists are prohibited from camping in Freedom Plaza and McPherson Square
2012 In Lahore, Pakistan, a fake medicine crisis at a cardiology hospital leads to 112 fatalities, and rising
2011 Over half a million people participate in the world's largest wildlife survey after extreme cold drives exotic birds into Britain's back gardens
2011 Tropical cyclone Anthony lands in Bowen in Queensland, Australia, forcing a disaster zone declared in areas still recovering from the 2010-2011 Queensland floods
2007 Microsoft releases Windows Vista
2005 Parliamentary elections in Iraq, the first since 1958
2000 NFL Pro Bowl
2000 Super Bowl XXXIV, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, St. Louis Rams beat Tennessee Titans 23-16
2000 Kenya Airways flight 431 crashes near Cote d'Ivoire, killing 170, likely cause was a mechnical problem
1998 All-Star Florida Marlin catcher Darren Daulton, retires
1998 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Indianapolis, Indiana on WNAP 93.1 FM
1998 Paul Simon's "The Capeman," premieres
1997 Minuteman III launches
1995 22nd American Music Award: Boyz II Men and 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"
1994 68th Australian Women's Tennis Open: S Graf beats A S Vicario (60 62)
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 Superbowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Atlanta Superbowl MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB
1993 100,000n Europeans demonstrate against fascism and racism
1993 67th Australian Women's Tennis Open: Monica Seles beat Graf (46 63 62)
1992 Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) lands
1989 16th American Music Award: Randy Travis and George Michael wins
1989 5 pharoah 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
1988 Hansie Cronje gets a pair in 2nd 1st-class game (OFS vs. N Tvl)
1983 Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ
1983 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic
1983 Superbowl XVII: Washington Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB
1982 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
1981 8th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers wins
1980 Edward Albee's "Lady from Dubuque," premieres in New York City
1979 Rhodesia agrees to new constitution
1978 Addie Joss and Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1978 Mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing Larry King Show on radio
1977 8th (final) part of "Roots" is most-watched entertainment show ever
1977 Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW vs. Qld)
1977 Edward W Stack replaces Paul Kerr president of Hall of Fame
1976 1st-class debut of Dav Whatmore, in Johannesburg
1976 George Bush becomes 11th director of CIA (until 1977)
1976 William E. Colby, ends term as 10th director of CIA
1974 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1973 1st Kiss concert (Queens New York)
1973 26th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at New York Rangers
1973 Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy and McCord guilty on all counts
1973 KISS plays their 1st show (Coventry Club in Queens New York)
1972 Bloody Sunday: British soldiers shoot on catholics in Londonderry, 13 die
1972 Pakistan withdraws from the British Commonwealth
1971 "Ari" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 19 performances
1971 Dennis Lillee takes 5-84 in his 1st Test bowl, vs. England
1971 UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak
1969 Beatles perform their last gig together, a free concert
1969 U.S. / Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere
1968 Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, "Honey"
1968 Vietcong launch Tet-offensive on U.S. embassy in Saigon
1966 -19 degrees F (-28 degrees C), Corinth, Mississippi (state record)
1966 -27 degrees F (-33 degrees C), New Market, Alabama (state record)
1966 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:05.2)
1966 Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 11th string quartet
1965 "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis hits #3
1965 State funeral of Winston Churchill
1964 Military coup of General Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam
1964 Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail
1962 U.N. General Assembly censures Portugal (because of Angola)
1962 U.S. 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
1961 Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC
1961 John F. Kennedy asks for an Alliance for Progress and Peace Corp
1961 KAET TV channel 8 in Phoenix, Arizona (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 Lance Gibbs takes hat-trick (Mackay, Grout, Misson) at Adelaide
1960 CIA OKs Lockheed to produce a new U-2 aircraft
1960 Dutch communist trade union EVC'58 disbands
1960 Riot curtails third days play at Port-Of-Spain WI vs. England
1960 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
1960 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
1959 Australia 1-200 1st day 4th Test vs. England, Adelaide Oval
1959 Paul Hindemith's symphony "Pittsburgh," premieres
1958 1st 2-way moving sidewalk in service, Dallas Tx
1958 Baseball announces players and coaches rather than fans pick all stars
1958 Dore Schary's "Sunrise at Campobello," premieres in New York City
1958 House of Lords passes bill allowing women in
1957 U.S. Congress accepts the Eisenhower-doctrine
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, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Martin Luther King, Jr's home bombed
1954 Belgium ends trade agreement with U.S.S.R.
1954 Italy's Fanfani government resigns
1952 Paul Creston's 4th Symphony, premieres
1951 Belgium refuses to allow communists to make speeches on radio
1950 "Robert Montgomery Presents" dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV
1948 5th Winter Olympic games open in St. Moritz, Switzerland
1946 1st issue of Franklin Roosevelt dime
1945 "Wilhelm Gustloff" torpedoed off Danzig by Soviet sub-c 7,700 die
1945 German ship "Wilhelm Gustloff" torpedoed, 4,800 killed
1944 U.S. invades Majuro, Marshall Islands
1943 6 British Mosquito's daylight bomb Berlin
1943 German assault on French in Tunisia
1943 German under officers shot down in Haarlem, Netherlands
1943 Hitler promotes Friedrich von Paul to general-Field Marshal
1943 Illegal opposition newspaper Loyal begins publishing
1943 USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean
1942 Japanese troops land on Ambon
1941 Australian troops conquer Derna Libya
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
1939 Heavy aftershocks destroy some of Chile
1939 Hitler calls for extermination of European Jews
1937 2nd of Stalin's purge trials; Pyatakov and 16 others sentenced to death
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 and is scrapped by 1940 season
1935 Ezra Pound meets Mussolini, reads from a draft of "Cantos"
1934 1st theatrical presentation sponsored by U.S. government, New York City
1934 Bert Ironmonger ends Sheffield Shield career age 51 years 298 days
1934 Hitler proclamation on German unified states
1933 "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio
1933 Adolph Hitler named German Chancellor, forms government with Von Papen
1933 Grimmett takes 7-86 for SA in Qld 2nd inn, 13-135 for match
1932 Grimmett 7-116 in South Africa 1st innings at Adelaide Oval
1931 Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights" premieres at Los Angeles Theater
1930 Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Banya," premieres in Leningrad
1928 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands and US
1928 Bradman scores 134 not out (225 minutes, 13 fours) NSW vs. Vic
1928 Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude," premieres in New York City
1927 Left wins national election in Thuringen
1925 Turkish government throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople
1924 Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over NSW
1922 Ted McDonald takes 8-58 in big Victorian win over NSW
1922 World Law Day, 1st celebrated
1920 Quebec's Joe Malone sets NHL record of 7 goals in a game
1919 Reds hire Pat Moran as manager as Christy Mathewson, is still in France with U.S. Army
1917 1st jazz record recorded (Dark Town Strutters Ball)
1915 German submarine attack on Le Havre
1915 No 10 batsman F W Hyett scores century on debut, Vic vs. Tas
1913 House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill
1911 1st rescue of an air passenger by a ship, near Havana, Cuba
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
1894 Pneumatic hammer patented by Charles King of Detroit
1894 U.S. flag fired on in Rio; prompt satisfaction exacted by Admiral Benham
1892 Bobby Abel carries his bat for 132* for England in SCG Test
1892 Captain Lugard occupies Uganda's King Mwanga's hide out
1889 John Herschel uses camera obscura to photograph 48" (120cm) telescope
1889 Victoria beat NSW after following on (NSW all out 63 needed 76)
1888 Harry Moses 297 not out for NSW against Victoria
1883 England team presented with ashes of a bail after Sydney Test
1879 French President MacMahon resigns
1877 Storm flood ravages Dutch coastal provinces
1862 U.S. Navy's 1st ironclad warship, the Monitor, launched
1858 Charles Halle founds Halle Orchestra in Manchester
1858 William Wells Brown published 1st Black drama, "Leap to Freedom"
1854 1st election in Washington Territory; 1,682 votes cast
1853 Emperor Napoleon III marries Eugenie Maria de Montijo y de Guzman
1847 Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco
1835 Richard Lawrence misfires at President Andrew Jackson in Washington D.C.
1820 Edward Bransfield aboard Williams discovers Antarctica (UK claim)
1818 Keats composes his sonnet, "When I Have Fears"
1815 Burned Library of Congress reestablished with Jefferson's 6500 vols
1806 Prussia takes possession of Hanover
1804 Mungo Park leaves England seeking source of Niger River
1800 U.S. population: 5,308,483; Black population 1,002,037 (18.9%)
1798 Rep Matthew Lyon, Vermont spits in face of Rep Roger Griswold,Connecticut, in U.S. House of Representatives, after an argument
1797 Congress refuses to accept 1st petitions from American blacks
1790 Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr. Greathead, the inventor
1781 Articles of Confederation ratified by 13th state, Maryland
1774 Captain Cook reaches 71 degrees 10' S, 1820 km from S pole (record)
1713 England and Netherlands sign 2nd anti-French boundary treaty
1667 Treaty of Andrussovo: Russia and Poland sign peace treaty
1648 Spain and Netherlands sign Peace of Munster, ending Tachtigjarige War
1647 King Charles I handed over to English parliament
1647 Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for 40 pounds
1592 Ippolito Aldobrandini elected Pope Clement VIII
1544 Adrian van Goes becomes land advocate of Holland
1522 Duke of Albany takes captured French back to Scotland
1487 Bell chimes invented
1467 Battle at Velke Kostolany: Hungarian king Matyas Corvinus beats Bratrici
1349 Gunther of Schwarzburg chosen German anti-king
1349 Jews of Freilsburg Germany are massacred
1077 Pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Henry IV











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