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Thursday, March 26, 2015

January 30 - This 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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/maryland-finally-ratifies-articles-of-confederation


Automotive
1920 : Japan's Mazda founded
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japans-mazda-founded


Civil War
1816 : Union General Nathaniel Banks is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nathaniel-banks-born


Cold War
1968 : Tet Offensive shakes Cold War confidence
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tet-offensive-shakes-cold-war-confidence


Crime
1948 : Gandhi sssassinated in New Delhi
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gandhi-sssassinated-in-new-delhi


Disaster
2000 : Plane crashes off Ivory Coast
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/plane-crashes-off-ivory-coast


General Interest
1649 : King Charles I executed for treason
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-charles-i-executed-for-treason

1835 : Shots fired in the House of Representatives
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/shots-fired-in-the-house-of-representatives

1945 : Burma supply route cleared
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/burma-supply-route-cleared

1972 : Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bloody-sunday-in-northern-ireland


Hollywood
1930 : Gene Hackman born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gene-hackman-born


Literary
1945 : Michael Dorris is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/michael-dorris-is-born


Music
1923 : Sidney Bechet's first record
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sidney-bechets-first-record


Old West
1933 : The Lone Ranger debuts on Detroit radio
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-lone-ranger-debuts-on-detroit-radio


Presidential
1835 : Andrew Jackson narrowly escapes assassination
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/andrew-jackson-narrowly-escapes-assassination

1882 : FDR is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-is-born


Sports
1994 : Dan Jansen skates world-record 500 meters
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dan-jansen-skates-world-record-500-meters


Vietnam War
1968 : Tet Offensive begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tet-offensive-begins

1971 : Operation Dewey Canyon II begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-dewey-canyon-ii-begins


World War I
1933 : Adolf Hitler is named chancellor of Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/adolf-hitler-is-named-chancellor-of-germany


World War II
1943 : RAF launches massive daytime raid on Berlin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/raf-launches-massive-daytime-raid-on-berlin
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