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Notable Historical Events for January 30th

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

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

1965State funeral of Sir Winston Churchill

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

19818th American Music Award: Barbra Streisand & Kenny Rogers win

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

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

1928Bradman scores 134 not out (225 mins, 13 fours) NSW v Vic

19372nd of Stalin's purge trials; Pyatakov & 16 others sentenced to death

1835Richard Lawrence misfires at President Andrew Jackson in Washington DC in 1st attempted assassination of a US President

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Notable Birthdays on January 30th

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

1949Peter Agre, American biologist, Nobel laureate

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on January 30th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on January 30th

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

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

1948Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 76

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

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

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

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