11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 30th January

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1649 - King Charles I of England is beheaded

2. 1882 - Franklin D. Roosevelt is born

3. 1889 - Rudolph, Crown Prince of Austria, and his 17-year-old mistress, Baroness Marie Vetsera, are found shot in his hunting lodge at Mayerling, near Vienna

4. 1933 - Adolf Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany

5. 1948 - Gandhi is assassinated

6. 1952 - Truce talks aimed at ending fighting in the Korean War deadlock

7. 1965 - Thousands of people pay their last respects to Britain's greatest wartime leader, Sir Winston Churchill, who is buried after a full state funeral

8. 1969 - The Beatles make their last public performance, giving an impromptu concert on the roof of their London recording studio

9. 1972 - British troops opened fire on civil rights marchers in Northern Ireland, sparking the Bloody Sunday massacre

10. 2002 - Slobodan Milosevic accuses the U.N. war crimes tribunal of an 'evil and hostile attack' against him. Milosevic was defending his actions during the Balkan wars

11. 2003 - British-born Richard Reid, the 'Shoe bomber', is sentenced to life in jail for trying to bomb an American Airlines flight carrying 197 people

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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