On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Continuous 24 hr church mass lasting 97 days to prevent deportation of Armenian asylum seekers ends after Dutch authorities reconsider at Protestant Bethel Church in The Hague
  • Peter Paul Rubens’s drawing "Nude Study of Young Man with Raised Arms" (1608) sells for $8.2 million at auction in New York
  • Russian Senator Rauf Arashukov arrested within parliament on two murder charges
  • Scientists reveal discovery of cavity six miles long, 1,000 feet deep under Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, leading to fears it might collapse and raise sea levels by two feet

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Nevill, British textile designer, dies at 88