- 1661 Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years.
- 1815 Burned US Library of Congress re-established with Thomas Jefferson's 6,500 volumes
- 1933 President Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as Reich Chancellor of Germany who forms a government with Franz von Papen
- 1939 Hitler threatens the Jews during his speech to the German Reichstag (Parliament)
- 1948 Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Nathuram Godse
- 1965 State funeral of Winston Churchill at St Paul's Cathedral in London. Largest ever state funeral.
The Beatles perform their last live gig, a 42 minute concert on the roof of Apple Corps HQ in London
On January 30, 1969