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January 30th In Pop Culture History

1703 - The 47 Ronin, under the command of Oishi Kuranosuke, avenged the death of their master, Asano Naganori.

1790 - The first boat designed as a lifeboat was tested on the River Tyne.

1868 - Charles Darwin's book, Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication, was published.

1948 - Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse.

1958 - The first two-way, moving sidewalk (1,425 feet long) was put in service at Love Field Air Terminal in Dallas, TX.

January 30, 1960 Birthday (fictional) Lily Evans, Harry Potter

1961 - #1 Hit January 30, 1961 - February 12, 1961: The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow

1968 - The North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong began the Tet Offensive

1969 - The Beatles rooftop performance and recording for Let It Be took place at Apple Records.

1972 - British Paratroopers open fire on and kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti-internment marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland. It was commemorated by US with 1983's Sunday Bloody Sunday.

1973 - KISS played their 1st show at the Coventry Club in Queens New York.

1982 - #1 Hit January 30, 1982 - February 5, 1982: Daryl Hall and John Oates - I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)

1987 - Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold, Radio Days and Outrageous Fortune were released in theaters.

1988 - #1 Hit January 30, 1988 - February 5, 1988: INXS - Need You Tonight

1999 - #1 Hit January 30, 1999 - February 12, 1999: Britney Spears - Baby One More Time

2007 - Microsoft released Windows Vista.

2009 - Taken and The Uninvited were released in theaters.

January 30th Celebrity Birthdays

Famous Last Words...

Christian Bale (1970)
Gene Hackman (1930)
Phil Collins (1951)
Vanessa Redgrave (1937)
Dick Cheney (1941)
Jake Thomas (1990)
Jody Watley (1959)
Wilmer Valderrama (1980)
Charles S. Dutton (1951)
Marty Balin (1943)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882)
"It's strong enough for both of us."

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