We can’t take you back in time to show what exactly happened in the past. But with this article titled Today in History – January 30 – India and World we make your work easy by presenting you the events that are of paramount importance and took place in India and in the world in chronological order. These dates and events are extremely helpful while preparing for competitive exams. So, let’s start…
What Happened On This Day in History – January 30
Today in History – January 30: “India”
1889: Jaishankar Prasad, Indian playwright and poet, was born.
1908: Gandhi was released from prison by Jan C. Smuts after nearly two months of imprisonment.
1910: Chidambaram Subramanian, Indian lawyer and former Finance minister of India, was born.
1913: Amrita Sher-Gil, eminent Hungarian-Indian painter, was born.
1948: Nathuram Godse assassinated Gandhi at New Delhi.
30th January is declared as one of the martyr days in India. The other such day is 23 March.
Today in History – January 30: “World”
1018: Peace of Bautzen was concluded by Holy Roman Empire and Poland.
1649: England’s King Charles I was beheaded.
1806: Edward Bransfield saw Trinity Peninsula and claimed that he discovered Antarctica.
1847: California’s Yerba Buena was renamed as San Francisco.
1902: Japan and England signed the first Anglo-Japanese alliance in London.
1925: Patriarch Constantine VI was expelled from Istanbul by the government of Turkey.
1930: Soviet Union’s Politburo (communist parties’ executive committee) ordered Kulaks’ extermination.
1933: Adolf Hitler was sworn in as Germany’s Chancellor.
1945: During WWII, in the Raid at Cabanatuan,126 American and Filipino fighters rescued more than 500 Allied prisoners from Cabanatuan POW camp which was under the control of Japanese.