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Monday, January 30th 2023


1862   The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched.

1933   Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.

1847   Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.

1994   Peter Leko becomes the youngest grand master in chess.

1948   Civil rights leader Mohandas Gandhi is assassinated.

Famous Birthdays:

1882   Franklin Delano Roosevelt (32nd US President)

1931   Gene Hackman (Actor)

1937   Vanessa Redgrave (Actress)

1941   Dick Chaney (US Vice-President)

1951   Phil Collins (Singer)

1974   Christian Bale (Actor)


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