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Calendar for January 30th, 2013

1840s

  • 1847: Yerba Buena, a U.S. town of 200 people, was renamed San Francisco

  • 1860s

  • Born 1862: Walter J. Damrosch (composer)

  • 1880s

  • Born 1882: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (32nd U.S. president)

  • 1900s

  • 1902: Great Britain and Japan signed the Anglo-Japanese Alliance

  • 1910s

  • Born 1914: David Wayne (actor)

  • 1917: The Original Dixieland Jazz Band released Darktown Strutters' Ball, the first commercial jazz recording

  • 1920s

  • Born 1923: Dick Martin (comedian)

  • Born 1925: Dorothy Malone (actress)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1931: Gene Hackman (actor)

  • 1933: The Lone Ranger made its radio debut

  • 1933: Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany

  • Born 1937: Vanessa Redgrave (actress)

  • Born 1937: Boris Spassky (chessmaster)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1941: Dick Cheney (former secretary of defense and U.S. vice president)

  • Born 1943: Marty Balin (singer)

  • Born 1944: Lynn Harrell (cellist)

  • Died 1948: Mahatma Gandhi (Indian spiritual and political leader)

  • 1948: Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated

  • Died 1948: Orville Wright (aviator)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1951: Phil Collins (musician)

  • 1954: 30 millionth customer added to U.S. electrical utilities

  • 1960s

  • 1962: President Kennedy and Aleksei I. Adzhubei, editor of Izvestia, principal Russian newspaper, held conversations at the White House

  • 1969: The Beatles gave their last public performance on the roof of their Apple Corps headquarters

  • 1970s

  • 1972: Pakistan became independent of Great Britain

  • Born 1974: Christian Bale (actor)

  • 1977: Andrew Young was sworn in as the first African American ambassador to the United Nations

  • 1990s

  • Died 1994: Pierre Boulle (author)

  • 2000s

  • 2004: David Bradley, the man who wrote the computer code CtrlAltDelete (forces computers to restart when they will no longer follow other commands), retired from IBM after 28.5 years with the company

  • 2005: A buffalo escaped from an auction in South Dakota and ended up in a Grand Rapids department store dressing room where it spent a couple of hours staring into a mirror

  • Died 2006: Coretta Scott King (civil rights activist; widow of Martin Luther King Jr.)

  • Died 2006: Wendy Wasserstein (Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright)

  • Died 2007: Sidney Sheldon (author & producer)


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