THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 30/01


This day in #history 30/01
JANUARY 30TH

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1648 – Spain & Netherlands sign Peace of
Munster, ending the Thirty Years War

1661 – Oliver Cromwell , Lord Protector of the
Commonwealth of England is ritually executed
after having been dead for two years.

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1820 – Edward Bransfield aboard Williams
discovers Antarctica (UK claim )

1892 – Capt Lugard occupies Uganda’s King
Mwanga’s hide out

1979 – Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe ) agrees to new
constitution

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1882 – Franklin Roosevelt, New Hyde Park NY , 32nd US President (1933 -1945 ), (d . 1945 )

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1889 – Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist
and novelist ( d. 1937 )

1905 – Emilio G . Segrè, Tivoli, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub – atomic antiparticle antiproton)

1930 – Magnus Adem Malan, South African
minister of Defense ( 1980- )

1930 – Gene Hackman, San Bernardino California , actor (Bonnie & Clyde , Under Fire, Superman)

1938 – Islom Karimov, President of Uzbekistan

1941 – Dick Cheney , Lincoln, Nebraska, 46th US Vice President

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1947 – Les Barker, English poet

1949 – Peter Agre, American biologist, Nobel laureate

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1649 – Charles I, King of Great Britain (1625 -49) , beheaded for treason

1836 – Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom ],
seamstress widely credited with making the first
American flag ( b. 1752)

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1948 – Mahatma Gandhi, India political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists

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1948 – Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer , dies at 76

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2001 – Joseph Ransohoff, the father of modern
neurosurgery (b . 1915)

2007 – Sidney Sheldon, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (b . 1917 )

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