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Today in History

Today is Sunday, January 30, the 30th day of 2022. There are 335 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany.

To this date :

In 1649, King Charles I of England was executed for high treason.

In 1911, James White, an intellectually disabled black man who had been convicted of rape for having sex with a 14-year-old white girl when he was 16, was publicly hanged in Bell County, Washington. Kentucky.

In 1945, during World War II, a Soviet submarine torpedoed the German ship MV Wilhelm Gustloff in the Baltic Sea, killing over 9,000 people, mostly war refugees; about 1,000 people survived.

In 1948, Indian political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi, 78, was shot dead in New Delhi by Nathuram Godse (neh-too-RAHM’gahd-SAY’), a Hindu extremist. (Godse and a co-conspirator were later executed.)

In 1968, the Tet Offensive began during the Vietnam War as communist forces launched surprise attacks on cities in South Vietnam; although the Communists were pushed back, the offensive was seen as a major setback for the United States and its allies.

In 1969, the Beatles held an impromptu concert at Apple’s London headquarters; it was the band’s last public performance.

In 1972, 13 Roman Catholic civil rights marchers were shot dead by British soldiers in Northern Ireland on what became known as “Bloody Sunday”.

In 1981, about 2 million New Yorkers turned out for a ticker tape parade honoring released American hostages from Iran.

In 1993, Los Angeles inaugurated its Metro Red Line, the city’s first modern subway system.

In 2005, Iraqis voted in their country’s first free election in half a century; President George W. Bush called the poll a resounding success.

In 2006, Coretta Scott King, widow of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., died in Rosarito Beach, Mexico at age 78.

In 2020, health officials reported the first known case in which the novel coronavirus spread from person to person in the United States. The World Health Organization has declared the virus outbreak, which has reached more than a dozen countries, a global emergency. Russia has ordered the closure of its 2,600-mile long land border with China in a bid to limit the spread of the virus. President Donald Trump described the handful of US virus cases as a “very small problem” and said those people were “successfully recovering”. The State Department has advised US citizens not to travel to China.

Ten years ago: All European Union countries except Britain and the Czech Republic agreed to sign a new treaty aimed at ending excessive spending in the eurozone and end the bloc’s crippling debt crisis. A reactor at a nuclear power plant in northern Illinois shut down after an electrical insulator failed. (The Unit 2 reactor at Byron Power Station resumed operation a week later.)

Five years ago: President Donald Trump fired Acting US Attorney General Sally Yates after she publicly questioned the constitutionality of his controversial asylum and immigration ban and refused to defend it in court courts. It has become legal in Maine to possess and grow marijuana.

A year ago: California’s coronavirus death toll topped 40,000 as the state’s largest surge in cases begins to decline. Members of a World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic visited a second hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan which had treated the first patients with COVID-19.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Gene Hackman turns 92. Actor Vanessa Redgrave is 85 years old. Country singer Jeanne Pruett is 85. Chess grandmaster Boris Spassky is 85 years old. Country singer Norma Jean is 84 years old. Former Vice President Dick Cheney is 81. R&B musician William King (the Commodores) is 73. Singer Phil Collins is 71 years old. Actor Charles S. Dutton is 71 years old. World Golf Hall of Famer Curtis Strange is 67. Actor Ann Dowd is 66 years old. Actor-comedian Brett Butler is 64 years old. Singer Jody Watley is 63 years old. -Filmmaker Dexter Scott King is 61 years old. The King of Jordan, Abdullah II, is 60 years old. Actor Wayne Wilderson (TV: “Veep”) is 56 years old. Actor Norbert Leo Butz is 55 years old. The King of Spain, Felipe VI, is 54 years old. Country singer Tammy Cochran is 50 years old. Actor Christian Bale is 48 years old. Rock musician Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) is 48 years old. Actor Olivia Colman is 48 years old. Actress-singer Lena Hall is 42 years old. Pop-country singer-songwriter Josh Kelley is 42 years old. Actor Wilmer Valderrama is 42 years old. Actor Mary Hollis Inboden is 36 years old. Actor Kylie Bunbury is 33 years old. Actor Jake Thomas is 32 years old. Actor Da Nielle Campbell is 27 years old.


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