January 30 in Pop Culture History

30January 30 in Pop Culture History
1703 – The 47 Ronin, under the command of Oishi Kuranosuke, avenged the death of their master, Asano Naganori.

1790 – The first boat designed as a lifeboat was tested on the River Tyne.

1868 – Charles Darwin’s book, Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication, was published.

1948 – Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse.

1958 – The first two-way, moving sidewalk (1,425 feet long) was put in service at Love Field Air Terminal in Dallas, TX.

1960 – Lily Potter’s Birthday

1968 – The North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong began the Tet Offensive

1969 – The Beatles rooftop performance and recording for Let It Be took place at Apple Records.

1972 – British Paratroopers open fire on and kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti-internment marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland. It was commemorated by US with 1983’s Sunday Bloody Sunday.

1973 – KISS played their 1st show at the Coventry Club in Queens New York.

1987 – Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold, Radio Days and Outrageous Fortune were released in theaters.

2007 – Microsoft released Windows Vista.

2009 Taken and The Uninvited were released in theaters.

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