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1/30/2023 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - January 30

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Today in History in 1836 Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom], seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag (b. 1752) passed away; and in 1948 Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1661 - Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years.
  • 1815 - Burned US Library of Congress reestablished with Thomas Jefferson's 6500 books
  • 1939 - Hitler threatens the Jews during his speech to the German Reichstag (parliament)
  • 1948 - Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Nathuram Godse
  • 1965 - State funeral of Sir Winston Churchill at St Paul's Cathedral, London - largest state funeral

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1882 - Franklin Roosevelt, New Hyde Park NY, 32nd US President (1933-1945), (d. 1945)
  • 1905 - Emilio G. Segrè, Tivoli, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton)
  • 1922 - Dick Martin, actor/comedian (Laugh-In, Carbon Copy), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1930 - Gene Hackman, San Bernardino California, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Under Fire, Superman)
  • 1941 - Dick Cheney, Lincoln, Nebraska, 46th US Vice President

Famous Weddings

  • 1853 - Emperor and French President Napoleon III marries Eugenie de Montijo, Countess of Teba
  • 1934 - Actor and comedian Lou Costello marries burlesque dancer Anne Battler
  • 1934 - Painter Salvador Dali (30) weds Gala Dali (39) on a civil ceremony in Paris
  • 1985 - NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania
  • 2011 - "Chuck" actress Sarah Lancaster (30) weds attorney Matthew Jacobs in Southern California

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)
  • 1948 - Mahatma Gandhi, India's political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists
  • 1948 - Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 76
  • 2007 - Sidney Sheldon, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • 2013 - Patty Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 94

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