15 Strange But True World-Changing Facts That Happened on January 30

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15 Strange But True World-Changing Facts That Happened on January 30

By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate guide selling homes in San Jose

Are you an inquisitive person who enjoys learning? If you’ve read my blog, you know one of the pastimes I enjoy is discovering new facts and interesting pieces of history.

I like to share intriguing stories from our local newspaper the San Jose Mercury News, as well as my favorite print and online magazines Mental Floss, the National Geographic Society or  Smithsonian Magazine. Other times I find articles or facts online at The History Place, Brainy History,orDates In History.These events for today’s blog post are primarily from History Orb and Wikipedia.

While these interesting items are intriguing, they have nothing to do with my real estate business, helping people like you buy and sell homes in Silicon Valley, Calif. and beyond. I admit, they just add fun and fascination to life.

Here are today’s 15 Strange But True World-Changing Facts That Happened on January 30. I hope you find them interesting, too.

15 Strange But True World-Changing Facts That Happened on January 30

1649 – King Charles I of England is beheaded.

1661  Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed two years after his death, on the anniversary of the execution of the monarch he himself deposed.

1820  Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica.

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.

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.

.1933  Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.

1948  Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known for his non-violent freedom struggle, is assassinated by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.

1956 – American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

1959  MS Hans Hedtoft, said to be the safest ship afloat and "unsinkable" like the RMS Titanic, strikes an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sinks, killing all 95 aboard.

1964 – In a bloodless coup, General Nguyen Khanh overthrows General Duong Van Minh's military junta in South Vietnam.

1969  The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.

1971  Carole King's Tapestry album is released to become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.

1975 – The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.

1982  Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".

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1994  Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.

Just for fun, here is one bonus item: on this day in history, the city of San Francisco was re-named. Do you know what the original name of the city?

Thank you for reading. You may want to read my blog at www.activerain.com/results for more fun facts on history, real estate, home, life and other topics. I hope you learned something new from reading about these 15 Strange But True World-Changing Facts That Happened on January 30.

 

 

 

 

 

In 1847, Yerba Buena, California was renamed San Francisco.

 

 

 

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Her designations have included: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Accredited Consultant of Real Estate (ACRE), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS)Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE),  Property Marketing Expert (PME), Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist (RECS), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).

Michelle is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,200 traditional articles in print and online, co-author of two books on Silicon Valley-specific real estate as well as over 68,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, Examiner, FaceBook, Realtor, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, nature, family, dancing, staging, consulting, coaching and praying. Check out her blog at www.activerain.com/results or visit her online at www.michellejudycarr.com or www.lynbrookhighhomes.com. For RE$ult$ ... Just Call ... (408) 252-8900.

 

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Michelle, since there was a mention of 30th January, I wanted to see one world-changing event (well, changed India for sure!) - and to my surprise, you have included in your list.

You are simply great!

(Just an FYI - the formatting of your post seems little off...)

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Michelle, I agree with Praful there seems to be a formatting issue with this post.

It's hard to believe that Tapestry came out 40 years ago. Her music is as good and relevant today as it was 40 years ago. Simply one of the best albums of all time. Carole King rocks!!

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Thanks Praful & Nancy-I have fixed it. Sometimes tabs just cause issues. 

Praful, I think we can all agree on the impact of Gandhi for good in the world.

Nancy, seriously! I can still hear, "I Hear the Earth Move" just mentioning the Tapestry album.

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