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Notable Historical Events for January 30th

1939Hitler threatens the Jews during his speech to the German Reichstag (parliament)

1948Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Nathuram Godse

1933Adolf Hitler named German Chancellor, forms government with Von Papen

1661Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years.

1815Burned US Library of Congress reestablished with Thomas Jefferson's 6500 vols

1980Edward Albee's "Lady from Dubuque," premieres in NYC

199367th Australian Women's Tennis Open: Monica Seles beat Graf (4-6 6-3 6-2)

1935Ezra Pound meets Benito Mussolini, reads from a draft of "Cantos"

1647Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for £400

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Notable Birthdays on January 30th

1949Peter Agre, American biologist, Nobel laureate

1957William Payne Stewart, Springfield Missouri, PGA golfer (1983 Walt Disney)

1941Dick Cheney, Lincoln, Nebraska, 46th US Vice President

1905Emilio G. Segrè, Tivoli, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton)

1882Franklin Roosevelt, New Hyde Park NY, 32nd US President (1933-1945), (d. 1945)

1930Gene Hackman, San Bernardino California, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Under Fire, Superman)

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Notable Weddings on January 30th

1985NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania

1934Painter Salvador Dali (30) weds Gala Dali (39) on a civil ceremony in Paris

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Notable Deaths on January 30th

2007Sidney Sheldon, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1917)

1649Charles I, King of Great Britain (1625-49), beheaded for treason

1948Mahatma Gandhi, India's political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists

1991John Bardeen, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1908)

1836Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom], seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag (b. 1752)

1948Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 76

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