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Notable Historical Events for January 30th

1931Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights" premieres at Los Angeles Theater

1943Hitler promotes Friedrich von Paul to Field Marshal

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

1983Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic

1994Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Atlanta Super Bowl MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB

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

1961JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress & Peace Corps

1956Elvis Presley records his version of "Blue Suede Shoes"

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Notable Birthdays on January 30th

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

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on January 30th

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

1934Actor and comedian Lou Costello marries burlesque dancer Anne Battler

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Notable Deaths on January 30th

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

1948Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 76

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

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

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

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

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