Wednesday, January 30, 2019

On This Day in History

January 30, 2019

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 re-established with Thomas Jefferson's 6,500 volumes
1902  Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan's 'special interest' in Korea
1933  President Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as Reich Chancellor of Germany who forms a government with Franz von Papen
1939  Adolf Hitler threatens Jews during his speech to the German Reichstag (Parliament)
1948  Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Hindu extremist Nathuram Godse
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