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Tuesday 30 January 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Fred Korematsu Day (California, United States)
  • Martyrs' Day in India

Events

  • 2013 – Naro-1 becomes the first carrier rocket launched by South Korea.
  • 1995 – Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
  • 1989 – Closure of the American embassy in Kabul, Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
  • 1982 – Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".
  • 1975 – The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.
  • 1968 – Vietnam War: Tet Offensive launch by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army against South Vietnam, the United States, and their allies.
  • 1960 – The African National Party is founded in Chad, through the merger of traditionalist parties.
  • 1956 – African-American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1945 – World War II: Raid at Cabanatuan: One hundred twenty-six American Rangers and Filipino resistance fighters liberate over 500 Allied prisoners from the Japanese-controlled Cabanatuan POW camp.
  • 1911 – The destroyer USS Terry makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of Douglas McCurdy ten miles from Havana, Cuba.
  • 1908 – Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is released from prison by Jan C. Smuts after being tried and sentenced to two months in jail earlier in the month.
  • 1902 – The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance is signed in London.
  • 1862 – The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched.
  • 1858 – The first Hallé concert is given in Manchester, England, marking the official founding of The Hallé orchestra as a full-time, professional orchestra.
  • 1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen as well as Jackson himself.
  • 1826 – The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales, is opened.
  • 1820 – Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica.

Births

  • 1995 – Danielle Campbell, American actress
  • 1989 – Jahvid Best, former American football player
  • 1988 – Rob Pinkston, American actor and director
  • 1986 – Nick Evans, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Trae Williams, American football player
  • 1981 – Jonathan Bender, American basketball player
  • 1980 – Wilmer Valderrama, American actor and producer
  • 1978 – John Patterson, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Dan Hinote, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1976 – Andy Milonakis, American actor and rapper
  • 1973 – Jalen Rose, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1972 – Jill McGill, American golfer
  • 1972 – Lupillo Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter
  • 1971 – Kimo von Oelhoffen, American football player
  • 1967 – Jay Gordon, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1966 – Neal Chase, American educator
  • 1964 – Otis Smith, American basketball player, coach, and manager
  • 1959 – Jody Watley, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1957 – Payne Stewart, American golfer (d. 1999)
  • 1955 – Curtis Strange, American golfer and sportscaster
  • 1955 – John Baldacci, American politician, 73rd Governor of Maine
  • 1955 – Tom Izzo, American basketball player and coach
  • 1953 – Fred Hembeck, American author and illustrator
  • 1951 – Charles S. Dutton, American actor and director
  • 1949 – Peter Agre, American physician and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1946 – John Bird, Baron Bird, English publisher, founded The Big Issue
  • 1945 – Michael Dorris, American author and scholar (d. 1997)
  • 1944 – Lynn Harrell, American cellist and academic
  • 1943 – Davey Johnson, American baseball player and manager
  • 1942 – Marty Balin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1941 – Dick Cheney, American businessman and politician, 46th Vice President of the United States
  • 1941 – Gregory Benford, American astrophysicist and author
  • 1935 – Richard Brautigan, American novelist, poet, and short story writer (d. 1984)
  • 1934 – Tammy Grimes, American actress and singer (d. 2016)
  • 1931 – Shirley Hazzard, Australian-American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 2016)
  • 1930 – Gene Hackman, American actor
  • 1928 – Harold Prince, American director and producer
  • 1925 – Dorothy Malone, American actress
  • 1925 – Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist, invented the computer mouse (d. 2013)
  • 1924 – Lloyd Alexander, American soldier and author (d. 2007)
  • 1923 – Marianne Ferber, Czech-American economist and author (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – Dick Martin, American comedian, actor, and director (d. 2008)
  • 1920 – Delbert Mann, American director and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1919 – Fred Korematsu, American activist (d. 2005)
  • 1918 – David Opatoshu, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1914 – David Wayne, American actor (d. 1995)
  • 1914 – John Ireland, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1992)
  • 1912 – Barbara W. Tuchman, American historian and author (d. 1989)
  • 1912 – Francis Schaeffer, American pastor and theologian (d. 1984)
  • 1911 – Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1989)
  • 1899 – Max Theiler, South African-American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
  • 1882 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, American lawyer and politician, 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
  • 1866 – Gelett Burgess, American author, poet, and critic (d. 1951)
  • 1862 – Walter Damrosch, German-American conductor and composer (d. 1950)
  • 1861 – Charles Martin Loeffler, French-American violinist and composer (d. 1935)
  • 1859 – Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1944)
  • 1844 – Richard Theodore Greener, American lawyer, academic, and diplomat (d. 1922)
  • 1816 – Nathaniel P. Banks, American general and politician, 24th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1894)
  • 1754 – John Lansing, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1829)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Georgia Davis Powers, American activist and politician (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Carl Djerassi, Austrian-American chemist, author, and playwright (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Arthur Rankin, Jr., American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – The Mighty Hannibal, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1939)
  • 2014 – William Motzing, American composer and conductor (b. 1937)
  • 2013 – George Witt, American baseball player and coach (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Patty Andrews, American singer (b. 1918)
  • 2012 – Frank Aschenbrenner, American football player and soldier (b. 1925)
  • 2009 – H. Guy Hunt, American soldier, pastor, and politician, 49th Governor of Alabama (b. 1933)
  • 2008 – Marcial Maciel, Mexican-American priest, founded the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi (b. 1920)
  • 2007 – Sidney Sheldon, American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • 2006 – Coretta Scott King, American author and activist (b. 1927)
  • 2006 – Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright and academic (b. 1950)
  • 2001 – Joseph Ransohoff, American surgeon and educator (b. 1915)
  • 1999 – Ed Herlihy, American journalist (b. 1909)
  • 1999 – Huntz Hall, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1991 – Clifton C. Edom, American photographer and educator (b. 1907)
  • 1991 – John Bardeen, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
  • 1982 – Lightnin' Hopkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1912)
  • 1958 – Ernst Heinkel, German engineer and businessman; founded the Heinkel Aircraft Company (b. 1888)
  • 1951 – Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian-German engineer and businessman, founded Porsche (b. 1875)
  • 1948 – Orville Wright, American pilot and engineer, co-founded the Wright Company (b. 1871)
  • 1934 – Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher, founded the Doubleday Publishing Company (b. 1862)
  • 1926 – Barbara La Marr, American actress (b. 1896)
  • 1838 – Osceola, American tribal leader (b. 1804)
  • 1836 – Betsy Ross, American seamstress, said to have designed the American Flag (b. 1752)
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