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Thursday, January 30, 2014

January 30 - The Day in History

January 30 : General Interest
1948: Gandhi assassinated

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic... read more

American Revolution
1781 : Maryland finally ratifies Articles of Confederation

1920 : Japan's Mazda founded

Civil War
1816 : Union General Nathaniel Banks is born

Cold War
1968 : Tet Offensive shakes Cold War confidence

1948 : Gandhi sssassinated in New Delhi

2000 : Plane crashes off Ivory Coast

General Interest
1649 : King Charles I executed for treason
1835 : Shots fired in the House of Representatives
1945 : Burma supply route cleared
1972 : Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland

1930 : Gene Hackman born

1945 : Michael Dorris is born

1923 : Sidney Bechet's first record

Old West
1933 : The Lone Ranger debuts on Detroit radio

1835 : Andrew Jackson narrowly escapes assassination
1882 : FDR is born

1994 : Dan Jansen skates world-record 500 meters

Vietnam War
1968 : Tet Offensive begins
1971 : Operation Dewey Canyon II begins

World War I
1933 : Adolf Hitler is named chancellor of Germany

World War II
1943 : RAF launches massive daytime raid on Berlin


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