32 fun facts for January, 30

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
January 30 is filled with fascinating historical events, from the discovery of Antarctica in 1820 to the first television broadcast in 1925. Inventive milestones, such as the patenting of the first electric car heater, occurred on this day, while also marking birthdays of influential figures like Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and Norwegian chess player Magnus Carlsen.
32 Fun facts
  1. On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany by President Paul von Hindenburg. This event marked the beginning of the Third Reich and eventually led to World War II.
  2. In 1820, on January 30, Englishman Edward Bransfield sighted Antarctica for the first time. This discovery led to the eventual exploration and research of the continent.
  3. Fraternal twins Phil Lester and Holly Lester, known as the "Dream Twins," were born on January 30, 1987. They are celebrated for their soothing voices and expertise in creating YouTube videos about relaxation.
  4. King Charles I of England and Scotland was executed on January 30, 1649 for high treason under the orders of English Parliament. This event marked a radical shift in the country's monarchy.
  5. January 30 is National Croissant Day in the United States, celebrating the popular pastry with its flaky and buttery layers.
  6. In 1959, the MS Hans Hedtoft, a Danish ship, struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage. This incident happened on January 30th, and all passengers and crew perished.
  7. On January 30, 1969, The Beatles gave their final public performance on the rooftop of Apple headquarters in London. This event later became the climax of the documentary "Let It Be."
  8. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement, was assassinated on January 30, 1948 by Nathuram Godse.
  9. The first electric car heater was patented by Albert H. Wolff on January 30, 1894. This invention revolutionized the automotive industry and made transportation more comfortable in colder climates.
  10. American inventor Peter Cooper received a patent for his railway locomotive, the Tom Thumb, on January 30, 1836. This invention paved the way for the development of the railroad system in the United States.
  11. Indian politician and second Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri, was born on January 30, 1904. He played a significant role in shaping India's economic policies and foreign affairs.
  12. National Escape Day is observed annually on January 30, encouraging people to take a break from their routines and find a way to escape their everyday stresses, whether it's through a mini-vacation or trying a new hobby.
  13. On January 30, 1948, Yorkshire-born cricket player Len Hutton scored his 100th century in first-class cricket. Hutton remains one of the most celebrated cricket players in the history of the game.
  14. January 30 is the annual African American Read-in, an event sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. This day encourages communities to gather and celebrate African American literary works and their authors.
  15. American musician Phil Lester released his first solo album, "Lesterland," on January 30, 1976. The album has gained recognition as an influential and innovative contribution to the music industry.
  16. The first college-based computer center, located at Dartmouth College, opened on January 30, 1964. This facility laid the groundwork for future computing advancements in higher education institutions.
  17. World Leprosy Day is observed internationally on the last Sunday of January, sometimes coinciding with January 30. This important day raises awareness about the disease and focuses on the need for early detection, treatment, and prevention.
  18. On January 30, 1925, Scottish inventor John Logie Baird demonstrated the first television broadcast to the public. This technology ultimately revolutionized entertainment and media worldwide.
  19. The first science fiction convention, called the Science Fiction League of America Conference, was held in New York City on January 30, 1937.
  20. Indian film actress and politician Jaya Prada was born on January 30, 1962. She has made significant contributions to the Indian film industry and served as a Member of Parliament.
  21. January 30 marks the birthday of famous Swedish painter Carl Larsson, born in 1853. Larsson's art featured depictions of family life and is iconic in the world of Scandinavian art.
  22. Renowned British author Douglas Adams completed his novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" on January 30, 1979. The book went on to become an international bestseller and has been adapted for radio, television, and film.
  23. The first female mayor of a U.S. city, Susanna M. Salter, was elected to office in Argonia, Kansas, on January 30, 1887. She paved the way for women's involvement in local politics in the United States.
  24. January 30, 1761, marked the beginning of the coronation of Momozono, the 116th Emperor of Japan. This event signified the continuation of the Japanese imperial dynasty.
  25. On January 30, 1975, the popular board game "Trivial Pursuit" was trademarked by the Canadian company Selchow & Righter.
  26. January 30 is National Inane Answering Message Day in the United States. This fun holiday encourages people to replace their typical answering machine messages with creative and humorous alternatives.
  27. On January 30, 1968, the first "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" aired on television. This comedy sketch show featured iconic comedians and unforgettable catchphrases, leaving a lasting impact on American television.
  28. French writer and revolutionary Charles Cournouailles frantically wrote the story "Le Citron" on January 30, 1791. This tale of bravery and heroism is still appreciated for its captivating narrative and historic setting.
  29. In 1962, the United States and Cuba embarked on a prisoner exchange on January 30. This was a critical event in the relations between the two countries during the Cold War.
  30. January 30 marks the birthday of Norwegian chess player Magnus Carlsen, born in 1990. Carlsen is considered one of the greatest chess players of all time and has achieved several world championships.
  31. On January 30, 1991, the first film in the popular Swedish "Anno" series, "Anno 1790," was released. The historical crime drama film captured the imagination of audiences and established the success of the series.
  32. January 30 is the annual Vietnamese Teachers' Day, honoring educators for their critical role in shaping the country's future. On this day, students express their gratitude and appreciation to their teachers.