What Happened on January 30

Significant Events

  • 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.
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Did You Know?

The Beatles perform their last live gig, a 42 minute concert on the roof of Apple Corps HQ in London

On January 30, 1969

Famous Weddings

  • 1853 Emperor and French President Napoleon III marries Eugenie de Montijo, Countess of Teba
  • 1934 Actor and comedian Lou Costello marries burlesque dancer Anne Battler
  • 1934 Painter Salvador Dali (30) weds Gala Dali (39) in a civil ceremony in Paris
  • 1985 NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania
  • 2011 "Chuck" actress Sarah Lancaster (30) weds attorney Matthew Jacobs in Southern California
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