Next CLBR 1/30 (Today in History)

Can a day have bad karma?

1649

King Charles I of England is beheaded.

1661

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed two years after his death, on the anniversary of the execution of the monarch he himself deposed.

1835

In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.

1933

Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.

1948

Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known for his non-violent freedom struggle, is assassinated by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.

1956

American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.’s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

1959

MS Hans Hedtoft, said to be the safest ship afloat and “unsinkable” like the RMS Titanic, strikes an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sinks, killing all 95 aboard.

1968

Viet Cong launch Tet Offensive.

1972

Bloody Sunday: British Paratroopers kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti internment marchers in Northern Ireland.

2013

Dick Cheney, American politician, 17th United States Secretary of Defense & 46th Vice President of the United States turns 72.   😉

Although . . . 30 Years Ago Today . . .

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