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India: Mohandas Gandhi Martyrdom Day
(Observance of the anniversary of the assassination of Gandhi: 01/30/1948)
India Mohandas Gandhi Indian National Congress
1844 Richard Theodore Greener (First African-American Graduate of Harvard University) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders Harvard University African American Registry
1882 Franklin Roosevelt (New York-born 32nd President of the United States) New York Political and Social Leaders Franklin Roosevelt The American Presidency
1941 Dick Cheney (Nebraska-born Vice-President of the United States) Dick Cheney George Bush George W. Bush U.S. Government
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1649 Charles I, King of England (Beheaded) English Political and Social Leaders British Monarchy
1838 Osceola (Seminole Chief) Osceola Florida State Historical Archives
1948 Mohandas Gandhi (Indian Human Right Activist: Assassinated) Mohandas Gandhi (assassination) Human Rights
2006 Coretta Scott King (Alabama-born Wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) Coretta Scott King Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders
1561 Tristan de Luna Is Relieved of His Position as Governor of the Spanish Colony of Pensacola Spain Florida Colonial History Hispanic Heritage Florida State Historical Society
1649 Charles I of England Is Beheaded for Treason Great Britain Charles I Concordia History Channel
1815 President Madison Approves Purchase of Thomas Jefferson's Library Thomas Jefferson James Madison Library of Congress Library of Congress
1835 Andrew Jackson Survives First Assassination Attempt on a U.S. President President Andrew Jackson The American Presidency Crime Historic Firsts History Channel
1861 Georgia Appoints a Trade Commissioner to England and Belgium Great Britain Belgium Georgia American Civil War International Trade University of Georgia
Louisiana Elects Six Delegates to the Confederate Convention in Montgomery Louisiana American Civil War Louisiana Secretary of State
1862 U.S. Navy Launches Its First Iron-clad Ship, the Monitor Naval History American Civil War Historic Firsts
1864 President Lincoln Writes General Steele About the Formation of an Arkansas State Government Arkansas President Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1933 President Hindenburg Names Adolph Hitler German Chancellor German History Adolph Hitler World History History Channel
1935 Martin Luther King Sr. Protests Segregated Elevators in Georgia's Fulton County Courthouse Fulton County, Georgia Martin Luther King, Jr. Racism Human Rights/Civil Rights University of Georgia
1939 Felix Frankfurter Is Sworn In as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Austrian Political and Social Leaders President Franklin Roosevelt U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1942 Chevrolet & Desoto Auto Production Halted until End of WWII Automobiles Business and Economics World War II History Channel
1943 The British RAF Carries Out Daytime Bombing Raid of Berlin Berlin Great Britain World War II History Channel
1945 In the Philippines, U.S. Troops Liberate Camp Cabanatuan and Prisoners of War from Japan The Philippines Japan Prisoners of War World War II New Mexico Magazine
1948 Mohandas Gandhi Is Assassinated Mohandas Gandhi Death History Channel New York Times
1952 Korean War Peace Talks Hit Stalemate Korean War BBC
1957 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Montgomery, AL Home is Bombed by Segregationists Montgomery, Alabama Martin Luther King, Jr. Racism Alabama Archives
1961 In His First State of the Union Address, President Kennedy Invites All Countries to Cooperate in Space President John F. Kennedy Space Exploration National Archives and Records Administration
1965 A State Funeral Is Held for Winston Churchill Winston Churchill BBC
1968 Viet Cong & North Vietnamese Launch Tet (New Year) Offensive Vietnam War History Channel
1972 British Forces Kill 13 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland Demonstration Ireland British History Death History Channel BBC
Pakistan Withdraws from the British Commonwealth, Protesting Recognition of Bangladesh Pakistan Bangladesh British Commonwealth World History Today in Asian History
1973 Gordon Liddy & James McCord Convicted of Watergate Crimes Richard Nixon Watergate Scandal Washington Post
1974 USSR Performs Underground Nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakhstan The Soviet Union Kazakhstan Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1976 George Bush Replaces William Colby as Director of the CIA George Bush The CIA
1979 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Invited to Return to Iran from Exile in France Iran New York Times
1991 11 U.S. Marines Die in First Ground Battle of the Gulf War Iraq Gulf War Death BBC
2000 Kenya Airways Jet Crashes into the Atlantic Ocean: 169 Die Kenya Air Disasters Death New York Times
2003 British "Shoe Bomber" Sentenced to Life in Prison for Attempted American Airlines Bombing Notorious British Aviation History Terrorism BBC
2005 Iraqi Citizens Turn Out in Large Numbers for First Democratic Election Iraqi Voting and Elections Iraq War Historic Firsts CNN
2011 Southern Sudan's Referendum Commission Announces 99%+ of Voters Choose to Secede from North Sudan Sudan Voting and Elections National Public Radio

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