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Wednesday January 30, 2019

January 30: Day of the Week

January 30, 2019 was the 30th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 335 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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January 30 Historical Event(s)

  • 1703
    The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master.
  • 1806
    The original Lower Trenton Bridge (also called the Trenton Makes the World Takes Bridge), which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened.
  • 1826
    The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world’s first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales, is opened.
  • 1889
    Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling.
  • 1911
    The destroyer USS Terry makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.
  • 1945
    World War II: Raid at Cabanatuan: 126 American Rangers and Filipino resistance liberate 500 prisoners from the Cabanatuan POW camp.
  • 1968
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1969
    The Beatles’ last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.
  • 1972
    Bloody Sunday: British Paratroopers kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti internment marchers in Northern Ireland.

Who were born on January 30?

  • 1866
    Gelett Burgess, American literary humorist (d. 1951)
  • 1914
    David Wayne, American actor (d. 1995)
  • 1917
    Paul Frère, Belgian racing driver and motorsport journalist (d. 2008)
  • 1927
    Bendapudi Venkata Satyanarayana, Indian dermatologist (d. 2005)
  • 1931
    Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author
  • 1947
    Steve Marriott, English musician (Humble Pie, The Small Faces) (d. 1991)
  • 1948
    Miles Reid, English mathematician
  • 1951
    Phil Collins, English musician
  • 1973
    Jalen Rose, American basketball player
  • 2005
    Prince Hashem bin Al Abdullah II of Jordan

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