Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin and state electricity chief Anatoly Chubais call for a less hawkish foreign policy. Analysts claim the two are close to the likely next President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev. //www.guardian.co.uk/feedarticle?id=7267546
Thursday, January 30, 2003
Would-be shoe-bomber Richard Reid is sentenced to life in prison for trying to down American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami. Reid had previously pleaded guilty. This is the last time January 30th is on a Thursday until 2014.
Dr. Harold Shipman is found guilty of murdering 15 patients between 1995 and 1998 at Hyde, Greater Manchester, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
The Super Bowl XXXIV took place at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The half time adverts featured seventeen dot-com companies (most memorably pets.com) that each paid over $2 million for a 30-second spot.
Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes off the coast of Côte d'Ivoire into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.
Tuesday, January 30, 1996
Central Bank bombing: an explosives-filled truck rams into the gates of the Central Bank in Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing at least 86 and injuring 1,400.
An explosion in Shaoyang
, China kills 122 and injures over 400 when 10 tons of dynamite
in an illegal explosives warehouse underneath an apartment building detonate.
John Howard becomes leader of the Liberal Party of Australia to challenge Paul Keating for the 1996 Federal Election and the position of Prime Minister of Australia.
Thursday, January 30, 1992
Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney shuffles his cabinet, appointing 6 new ministers and re-assigning the responsibilities of 19 others.
"Live from Lincoln Center" debuts on PBS.
Thursday, January 30, 1969
Two cosmonauts transfer from Soyuz 5 to Soyuz 4 via a spacewalk while the two craft are docked together, the first time such a transfer takes place. The two spacecraft undock. Soyuz 4 will reenter Earth's atmosphere and land February 17 while Soyuz 5 will have a hard landing February 18.
Tuesday, January 30, 1968
Viet Cong soldiers attack the US Embassy, Saigon.
Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive begins, as Viet Cong forces launch a series of surprise attacks across South Vietnam.
Saturday, January 30, 1965
Thursday, January 30, 1964
February – Africa
n and Malagasy
Union for Economic Cooperation (UAMCE
) (Union Africa
ine et Malgache de Coopération Économique).
General Nguyen Khanh leads a bloodless military coup d'état, replacing Duong Van Minh as Prime Minister of South Vietnam.
Tuesday, January 30, 1962
Two of the high-wire Flying Wallendas are killed, when their famous 7-person pyramid collapses during a performance in Detroit, Michigan.
A military coup in Burma
brings General Ne Win
Saturday, January 30, 1960
The African National Party is founded in Chad, through the merger of traditionalist parties.
Danish passenger/cargo ship
Thursday, January 30, 1947
Thursday, January 30, 1941
WWII ndash Australians capture Derna, Libya from the Italians.
Hitler gives a speech before the "Reichstag" calling for an export battle to increase German foreign exchange holdings. The same speech also sees Hitler's prophecy where he warns that if Jewish financers start a war against Germany, the...result will be the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe.
Thursday, January 30, 1930
The first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR.
Sayyid Muhammad, Khan of Khiva
Tuesday, January 30, 1917
Thursday, January 30, 1913
House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill for the second time.
Tuesday, January 30, 1900
Governor William Goebel of Kentucky shot by several assassins.
Wednesday, January 30, 1889
Wednesday, January 30, 1867
Thursday, January 30, 1862
American Civil War: The first US ironclad warship, the USS "Monitor", is launched.
Saturday, January 30, 1847
Saturday, January 30, 1841
Monroe and Livingston sail for Paris to discuss, and possibly buy, New Orleans they end up completing the Louisiana Purchase.
Saturday, January 30, 1790
Tuesday, January 30, 1703
The body of Oliver Cromwell is exhumed and subjected to a posthumous execution, along with those of John Bradshaw and Henry Ireton.
Thursday, January 30, 1648
The Dutch and the Spanish sign the Peace of Münster, ending the Eighty Years' War. The Spanish Empire recognizes the Dutch Republic of United Netherlands as a sovereign state, (governed by the House of Orange-Nassau and the Estates General) which was previously a province of the Spanish Empire. (Ratified May 15.)
Saturday, January 30, 1644
Thursday, January 30, 1592
Monday, January 21, 1465 (Julianian calendar)