On this day.... January 30

National Croissant Day

JANUARY 30TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT (1882-1945)
 
  • DICK MARTIN (1922-2008)
  • GENE HACKMAN (1930, 88)
 


  • VANESSA REDGRAVE (1937, 81)
  • DICK CHENEY (1941, 77)
  • CHARLES S. DUTTON (1951, 67)
  • PHIL COLLINS (1951, 67)
 


  • JODY WATLEY (1959, 59)
  • MARY KAY LETOURNEAU (1962, 56)
  • CHRISTIAN BALE (1974, 44)
  • WILMER VALDERRAMA (1980, 38)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1487, THE BELL CHIME IS INVENTED
  • IN 1648, KING CHARLES I IS BEHEADED FOR TREASON BY PARLIAMENT AT 48
  • IN 1730, 15 YEAR OLD TSAR PETER II DIES OF SMALL POX ON HIS WEDDING DAY
  • IN 1790, THE LIFE BOAT IS INVENTED
  • IN 1798, THE FIRST BRAWL IN THE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BREAKS OUT WHEN MATTHEW LYON OF VERMONT SPITS IN THE FACE OF ROGER GRISWOLD OF CONN.
  • IN 1815, THOMAS JEFFERSON DONATED 6,500 VOLUMES TO THE US LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AFTER A FIRE DESTROYS THE ORIGINAL ONE
  • IN 1835, RICHARD LAWRENCE ATTEMPTS TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON BUT MISSES, THE FIRST ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON A US PRESIDENT
  • IN 1836, BETSY ROSS DIES AT 84
  • IN 1862, THE MONITOR, THE FIRST US IRONCLAD WARSHIP IS LAUNCHED IN NEW YORK. IT WOULD SINK IN A STORM THE FOLLOWING DECEMBER
  • IN 1873, JULES VERNE PUBLISHES “AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS”
 
  • IN 1931, CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S “CITY LIGHTS” IS RELEASED
  • IN 1933, PRESIDENT PAUL VON HINDENBURG APPOINTS ADOLF HITLER CHANCELLOR OF GERMANY
  • IN 1933, ABC RADIO PREMIERES “THE LONE RANGER” WHICH RUNS FOR 21 YEARS
  • IN 1943, THE USS CHICAGO SINKS IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN
  • IN 1944, US TROOPS LAND ON THE MARSHALL ISLANDS
  • IN 1946, THE FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT DIME IS RELEASED
  • IN 1948, MAHATMA GANDHI IS ASSASSINATED
  • IN 1956, ELVIS PRESLEY RECORDS “BLUE SUEDE SHOES”
 
  • IN 1956, THE HOME OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR IS BOMBED
  • IN 1957, CONGRESS ACCEPTS THE “EISENHOWER DOCTRINE”
  • IN 1957, RONALD REAGAN GUEST HOSTS “THIS IS YOUR LIFE”
  • IN 1958, GREAT BRITAIN ALLOWS WOMEN TO BE SEATED IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS
  • IN 1961, PATSY CLINE RELEASES “I FALL TO PIECES”
 
  • IN 1961, THE SHIRELLES GO TO #1 WITH “WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW”
  • IN 1962, TWO OF THE “FLYING WALLENDAS” DIE WHEN THEIR 7 PERSON HUMAN PYRAMID COLLAPSES
  • IN 1965, GREAT BRITAIN HOSTS A STATE FUNERAL FOR WINSTON CHURCHILL
 
  • IN 1968, NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS ATTACK SAIGON IN THE TET OFFENSIVE
  • IN 1969, THE BEATLES PERFORM LIVE TOGETHER FOR THE LAST TIME ON THE ROOF OF APPLE CORPS HEADQUARTERS IN LONDON
  • IN 1972, “BLOODY SUNDAY” IN DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND WHEN THE BRITISH ARMY FIRE ON 27 UNARMED PROTESTERS AND KILL 14 AT A CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH
 
  • IN 1973, A JURY FINDS G. GORDON LIDDY AND JAMES MCCORD GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES IN THE WATERGATE TRIAL
  • IN 1973, KISS PERFORMS LIVE TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1975, ERNO RUBIK PATENTS HIS “MAGIC CUBE”, LATER CALLED THE RUBIK’S CUBE
  • IN 1975, THE BEE GEES BEGIN RECORDING “JIVE TALKING”
 


  • IN 1976, GEORGE H.W. BUSH BECOMES THE DIRECTOR OF THE CIA
  • IN 1977, OVER 100 MILLION PEOPLE WATCH THE FINAL NIGHT OF “ROOTS” ON ABC
  • IN 1978, “THE LARRY KING SHOW’ BEGINS BROADCASTING ON THE RADIO
  • IN 1988, TIFFANY HITS #1 WITH “I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW”
 


  • IN 1989, THE US CLOSES ITS EMBASSY IN KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
  • IN 1995, KEVIN EUBANKS TAKES OVER FOR BRANFORD MARSALIS AS THE BAND LEADER ON THE TONIGHT SHOW
  • IN 1999, BRITNEY SPEARS HITS #1 ON BOTH THE SINGLES AND ALBUM CHARTS WITH “BABY… ONE MORE TIME”
 


  • IN 2003, BELGIUM RECOGNIZES SAME SEX MARRIAGE
  • IN 2003, RICHARD REID, THE SHOE BOMBER, IS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON
  • IN 2006, CORETTA SCOTT KING DIES OF OVARIAN CANCER AT 78

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