TODAY IN HIS­TORY

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Today is Thurs­day, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2020. There are 336 days left in the year.

ON THIS DATE IN HIS­TORY

On Jan. 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler be­came chan­cel­lor of Ger­many.

1649 — Eng­land’s King Charles I was ex­e­cuted for high trea­son.

1945 — Dur­ing World War II, a Soviet sub­ma­rine tor­pe­doed the Ger­man ship MV Wil­helm Gust­loff in the Baltic Sea with the loss of more than 9,000 lives, most of them war refugees; roughly 1,000 peo­ple sur­vived.

1948 — In­dian po­lit­i­cal and spir­i­tual leader Mo­han­das K. Gandhi, 78, was shot and killed in New Delhi by Nathu­ram Godse, a Hindu ex­trem­ist. (Godse and a co-con­spir­a­tor were later ex­e­cuted.)

1962 — Two mem­bers of “The Fly­ing Wal­len­das” high-wire act were killed when their seven-per­son pyra­mid col­lapsed dur­ing a per­for­mance at the State Fair Coli­seum in Detroit.

1968 — The Tet Of­fen­sive be­gan dur­ing the Viet­nam War as Com­mu­nist forces launched sur­prise at­tacks against South Viet­namese towns and cities; al­though the Com­mu­nists were beaten back, the of­fen­sive was seen as a ma­jor set­back for the U.S. and its al­lies.

1969 — The Bea­tles staged an im­promptu con­cert atop Ap­ple head­quar­ters in Lon­don; it was the group’s last pub­lic per­for­mance.

1972 — Thir­teen Ro­man Catholic civil rights marchers were shot to death by Bri­tish sol­diers in North­ern Ire­land on what be­came known as “Bloody Sun­day.”

1981 — An es­ti­mated 2 mil­lion New York­ers turned out for a ticker-tape pa­rade hon­or­ing the Amer­i­can hostages freed from Iran.

1993 — Los An­ge­les in­au­gu­rated its Metro Red Line, the city’s first mod­ern sub­way.

Ten years ago — China sus­pended mil­i­tary ex­change vis­its with the United States in protest over $6.4 bil­lion in planned U.S. arms sales to Tai­wan. (Those ex­changes were re­in­stated in

Jauary 2011.)

Five years ago — Death Row Records co-founder Mar­ion “Suge” Knight was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of hit­ting and killing a man with his truck and flee­ing the scene of the crash near Los An­ge­les. (Knight is serv­ing a 28-year sen­tence af­ter plead­ing no con­test to voluntary man­slaugh­ter.)

One year ago — Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump lashed out at his in­tel­li­gence chiefs af­ter they told Congress that North Korea was un­likely to dis­man­tle its nu­clear arsenal and that the Iran nu­clear deal was work­ing; Trump tweeted, “Per­haps In­tel­li­gence should go back to school!”

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS

Ac­tor Gene Hack­man is 90. Ac­tress Vanessa Red­grave is 83. Coun­try singer Jeanne Pruett is 83. Chess grand­mas­ter Boris Spassky is 83. Coun­try singer Norma Jean is 82. For­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Dick Cheney is 79. Rhythm-and-blues mu­si­cian Wil­liam King (The Com­modores)

is 71. Singer Phil Collins is 69. Ac­tor Charles S. Dut­ton is 69. World Golf Hall of Famer Cur­tis Strange is

65. Ac­tress Ann Dowd is 64. Ac­tress-comedian Brett But­ler is 62. Singer Jody Wat­ley is 61. Ac­tor-film­maker Dex­ter Scott King is 59. The King of Jor­dan, Ab­dul­lah II, is 58. Ac­tor Wayne Wilder­son (TV: “Veep”) is 54. Ac­tor Nor­bert Leo Butz is 53. The King of Spain, Felipe VI, is 52. Coun­try singer Tammy Cochran is 48. Ac­tor Chris­tian Bale is

46. Rock mu­si­cian Carl Broemel (My Morn­ing Jacket) is 46. Ac­tress Olivia Col­man is 46. Ac­tress-singer Lena Hall is 40. Pop-coun­try singer-song­writer Josh Kel­ley is

40. Ac­tor Wilmer Valder­rama is 40. Ac­tress Mary Hol­lis In­bo­den is 34. Ac­tress Kylie Bun­bury is 31. Ac­tor Jake Thomas is 30. Ac­tress Danielle Camp­bell is 25.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY

“Courage is the art of be­ing the only one who knows you’re scared to death.” — Harold Wil­son, Bri­tish prime min­is­ter (1916-1995).

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