On This Day in History, January 30

Did you have a croissant today? Well, it’s National Croissant Day, so channel your inner Parisian baker and enjoy the buttery treat. But first, have a look at these significant events of January 30 in history.

We assure you of a great learning experience.

  • 1647 – After nine months of negotiations, Scottish Presbyterians captured Charles I to English Parliament for around £100,000.
  • 1774 – Captain James Cook reached 71°10′ south, 1820km from the South Pole.
  • 1791 – Comte de Mirabeau was elected as the President of the French National Assembly.
  • 1815 – Burned US Library of Congress, re-established with Thomas Jefferson’s 6,500 volumes.
  • 1848 – James Marshall found the first gold nugget at Coloma, California, leading to more than half a million people rushing to California to find Gold.
  • 1933 – Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi Party, became the chancellor of Germany.
  • 1945 – 9,400 people died in the deadliest maritime disaster during World War II.
  • 1948 -Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Hindu extremist Nathuram Godse.
  • 1956 -Martin Luther King Jr’s home was bombed.
  • 1957 -US Congress accepted “Eisenhower-doctrine”.
  • 1961 -UN General Assembly censures Portugal over Angola.
  • 1965-The State funeral of Winston Churchill at St Paul’s Cathedral in London became the world’s largest state funeral.
  • 1965– Ernő Rubik applied for a patent for his “Magic Cube” invention, which later became Rubik’s cube.
  • 1972- On “Bloody Sunday”, British troops killed 13 unarmed protesters in Northern Ireland conflict.
  • 1978– Mutual Broadcasting Network began airing Larry King Show on radio.
  • 1982– The first computer virus was released “into the wild”.
  • 1996- Four years after retiring from professional basketball, NBA player Magic Johnson returned to the Los Angles Lakers.
  • 2000– Off the coast of the Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169 people.
  • 2010– Australian Open Women’s Tennis: Serena Williams retains her title.
  • 2015– Shake Shack founded by Danny Meyer first listed on the New York stock exchange.

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