Tuesday, January 30, 2018
History for January 30 - On-This-Day.com
Anton Chekhov 1860, Franklin D. Roosevelt (U.S.) 1882, Gene Hackman 1931
Louis Rukeyser 1933, Dick Cheney 1941 - U.S. Vice President for George W. Bush, Phil Collins 1951 - Singer, drummer (Genesis)
1847 - The town of Yerba Buena was renamed San Francisco.
1862 - The U.S. Navy's first ironclad warship, the "Monitor", was launched.
1933 - Adolf Hitler was named the German Chancellor.
1948 - Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi was murdered by a Hindu extremist.
1960 - The women’s singles U.S. figure skating championship was won by Carol Heiss.
1962 - Two members of the "Flying Wallendas" high-wire act were killed when their seven-person pyramid collapsed during a performance in Detroit, MI.
1968 - The Tet Offensive began as Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals.
1979 - The civilian government of Iran announced it had decided to allow Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to return. He had been living in exile in France.