About January 30

January 30, 2020 is the 30th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 336 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Aquarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 379 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 30

  • 1048
    Protestantism: The villagers around today’s Baden-Baden elect their own priest in defiance of the local bishop.
  • 1649
    King Charles I of England is beheaded.
  • 1667
    The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth cedes Kiev, Smolensk, and left-bank Ukraine to the Tsardom of Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo.
  • 1806
    The original Lower Trenton Bridge (also called the Trenton Makes the World Takes Bridge), which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened.
  • 1841
    A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • 1847
    Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.
  • 1902
    The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance is signed in London.
  • 1911
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 1911
    The destroyer USS Terry makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba.
  • 1933
    Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.
  • 1943
    World War II: Second day of the Battle of Rennell Island. The USS Chicago is sunk and a U.S. destroyer is heavily damaged by Japanese torpedoes.
  • 1944
    World War II: United States troops land on Majuro.
  • 1948
    Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi known for his non-violent freedom struggle is assassinated by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.
  • 1956
    American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1964
    In a bloodless coup, General Nguyen Khanh overthrows General Duong Van Minh’s military junta in South Vietnam.
  • 1969
    The Beatles’ last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.
  • 1971
    Carole King’s Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.
  • 1972
    Bloody Sunday: British Paratroopers kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti internment marchers in Northern Ireland.
  • 1996
    Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.

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