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Theodore Roosevelt's immigrant speech. Ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907. "In…

The execution of Pvt. Slovik »

The execution of Pvt. Slovik » 1945 WW2

Germans unleash U-boats »

Germans unleash U-boats » 1917 WW1 

North Vietnam presents nine-point peace proposal »

North Vietnam presents nine-point peace proposal » 1972

Viet Cong attack U.S. Embassy »

Viet Cong attack U.S. Embassy » 1968

Doug Williams leads Redskins to Super Bowl victory »

Doug Williams leads Redskins to Super Bowl victory » 1988

Clinton authorizes loan to Mexico »

Clinton authorizes loan to Mexico » 1995

Author Zane Grey is born »

Author Zane Grey is born » 1872

Zane Grey
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BornPearl Zane Grey
January 31, 1872
Zanesville, Ohio, United States
DiedOctober 23, 1939 (aged 67)
Altadena, California, United States
Resting placeLackawaxen and Union Cemetery, Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania
GenreWestern fiction
Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American dentist and author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontierRiders of the Purple Sage (1912) was his best-selling book. In addition to the commercial success of his printed works, they had second lives and continuing influence when adapted as films and television productions. His novels and short stories have been adapted into 112 films, two television episodes, and a television series, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater

American composer Phillip Glass is born »

American composer Phillip Glass is born » 1937

Norman Mailer is born »

Norman Mailer is born » 1923

Samuel Goldwyn dies »

Samuel Goldwyn dies » 1974

Apollo 14 departs for the moon »

Apollo 14 departs for the moon » 1971

Viet Cong attack U.S. Embassy »

Viet Cong attack U.S. Embassy » 1968

Germany resumes submarine warfare »

Germany resumes submarine warfare » 1917

The death of Guy Fawkes »

The death of Guy Fawkes » 1606

Flood wreaks havoc in Europe »

Flood wreaks havoc in Europe » 1953

The McMartin Preschool trials »

The McMartin Preschool trials » 1990

1990 First McDonald's opens in Soviet Union »

First McDonald's opens in Soviet Union »

1865 House passes the 13th Amendment »

House passes the 13th Amendment » Civil War 

1752 Gouverneur Morris is born »

Gouverneur Morris is born » American Revolution 

Truman announces development of H-bomb

Truman announces development of H-bomb 1950

Monday, January 30, 2017

RAF launches massive daytime raid on Berlin »

RAF launches massive daytime raid on Berlin » 1943 WW2 

Adolf Hitler is named chancellor of Germany »

Adolf Hitler is named chancellor of Germany » 1933 WW1 

Operation Dewey Canyon II begins »

Operation Dewey Canyon II begins » 1971

Tet Offensive begins »

Tet Offensive begins » 1968 Vietnam War 

Dan Jansen skates world-record 500 meters »

Dan Jansen skates world-record 500 meters » 1994

FDR is born »

FDR is born » 1882

Franklin D. Roosevelt
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32nd President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945
Vice Presidents
Preceded byHerbert Hoover
Succeeded byHarry S. Truman
44th Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 1929 – December 31, 1932
LieutenantHerbert H. Lehman
Preceded byAl Smith
Succeeded byHerbert H. Lehman
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
In office
March 17, 1913 – August 26, 1920
PresidentWoodrow Wilson
Preceded byBeekman Winthrop
Succeeded byGordon Woodbury
Member of the New York State Senate
for the 26th District
In office
January 1, 1911 – March 17, 1913
Preceded byJohn F. Schlosser
Succeeded byJames E. Towner
Personal details
BornJanuary 30, 1882
Hyde Park, New York, U.S.
DiedApril 12, 1945 (aged 63)
Warm Springs, Georgia, U.S.
Resting placeHome of FDR National Historic Site, Hyde Park, New York
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Eleanor Roosevelt (m. 1905)
RelationsSee Roosevelt family and Delano family
ParentsJames Roosevelt I
Sara Roosevelt
SignatureCursive signature in ink

Andrew Jackson narrowly escapes assassination »

Andrew Jackson narrowly escapes assassination » 1835

The Lone Ranger debuts on Detroit radio »

The Lone Ranger debuts on Detroit radio » 1933

Sidney Bechet's first record »

Sidney Bechet's first record » 1923

Michael Dorris is born »

Michael Dorris is born » 1945

Michael Dorris
BornMichael Anthony Dorris
January 30, 1945
Louisville, Kentucky, US
DiedApril 10, 1997 (aged 52)
Concord, New Hampshire, US
Pen nameMilou North
OccupationAcademic, fiction writer
GenreChildren's fiction, memoir
SubjectNative American Studies
Notable works
SpouseLouise Erdrich (m. 1981)
Michael Anthony Dorris (January 30, 1945 – April 10, 1997) was an American novelist and scholar who was the first Chair of the Native American Studies program at Dartmouth. His works include the memoir, The Broken Cord (1989) and the novel, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water (1987). He was married to author Louise Erdrich and the two frequently collaborated in their writing. He committed suicide in 1997 while police were investigating allegations that he had abused his daughters.
The Broken Cord, which won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, helped provoke Congress to approve legislation to warn of the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. 

Gene Hackman born »

Gene Hackman born » 1930

Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman at a book signing in June 2008
BornEugene Allen Hackman
January 30, 1930 (age 87)
San BernardinoCalifornia, U.S.
ResidenceSanta FeNew Mexico, U.S.
Alma materPasadena Playhouse
OccupationActor and novelist
Years active1956–2004 (actor)
1999–2013 (novelist)
Home townDanvilleIllinois, U.S.
Spouse(s)Faye Maltese (m. 1956; div. 1986)
Betsy Arakawa (m. 1991)
Awards2 Academy Awards, 3 Golden Globe Awards, 2 BAFTA Awards
Eugene Allen "GeneHackman (born January 30, 1930) is a retired American actor and novelist. In a career spanning five decades, Hackman was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning Best Actor in The French Connection and Best Supporting Actor in Unforgiven. He won three Golden Globes and two BAFTAs.
He first came to fame in 1967 with his performance as Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde, in which he gained his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His major subsequent films include: I Never Sang for My Father (1970), in which he gained his second Best Supporting Actor nomination; The French Connection (1971) and French Connection II (1975), in which he played Jimmy "Popeye" DoyleThe Poseidon Adventure (1972); The Conversation (1974); Superman: The Movie (1978), in which he played arch-villain Lex LuthorHoosiers (1986); and Mississippi Burning (1988), in which he gained his second Best Actor nomination.
His film roles during the 1990s featured: Unforgiven (1992); The Firm (1993); Crimson Tide (1995); Get Shorty (1995); The Birdcage (1996); and Enemy of the State (1998) Later roles included: Behind Enemy Lines (2001); and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). Hackman's final film appearance to date was the romantic comedy Welcome to Mooseport in 2004, co-starring comedian Ray Romano.

Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland »

Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland » 1972

Burma supply route cleared »

Burma supply route cleared » 1945

Shots fired in the House of Representatives »

Shots fired in the House of Representatives » 1835

King Charles I executed for treason »

King Charles I executed for treason » 1649

Charles I
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Portrait from the studio of Anthony van Dyck, 1636
King of England and Ireland (more...)
Reign27 March 1625 – 30 January 1649
Coronation2 February 1626
PredecessorJames I
SuccessorCharles II (de jure)
Council of State (de facto)
King of Scotland (more...)
Reign27 March 1625 – 30 January 1649
Coronation18 June 1633
PredecessorJames VI
SuccessorCharles II
Born19 November 1600
Dunfermline PalaceDunfermline, Scotland
Died30 January 1649 (aged 48)
Whitehall, London
Burial9 February 1649
St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, England
SpouseHenrietta Maria of France
FatherJames VI of Scotland and I of England
MotherAnne of Denmark
Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was monarch of the three kingdoms of EnglandScotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649.
Charles was the second son of King James VI of Scotland, but after his father inherited the English throne in 1603, he moved to England, where he spent much of the rest of his life. He became heir apparent to the English, Irish, and Scottish thrones on the death of his elder brother, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1612. An unsuccessful and unpopular attempt to marry him to the Spanish Habsburg princess Maria Anna culminated in an eight-month visit to Spain in 1623 that demonstrated the futility of the marriage negotiations. Two years later, he married the Bourbon princess Henrietta Maria of Franceinstead.
After his succession, Charles quarrelled with the Parliament of England, which sought to curb his royal prerogative. Charles believed in the divine right of kings and thought he could govern according to his own conscience. Many of his subjects opposed his policies, in particular the levying of taxes without parliamentary consent, and perceived his actions as those of a tyrannical absolute monarch. His religious policies, coupled with his marriage to a Roman Catholic, generated the antipathy and mistrust of reformed groups such as the English Puritans and Scottish Covenanters, who thought his views too Catholic. He supported high church ecclesiastics, such as Richard Montagu and William Laud, and failed to aid Protestant forces successfully during the Thirty Years' War. His attempts to force the Church of Scotland to adopt high Anglican practices led to the Bishops' Wars, strengthened the position of the English and Scottish parliaments and helped precipitate his own downfall.
From 1642, Charles fought the armies of the English and Scottish parliaments in the English Civil War. After his defeat in 1645, he surrendered to a Scottish force that eventually handed him over to the English Parliament. Charles refused to accept his captors' demands for a constitutional monarchy, and temporarily escaped captivity in November 1647. Re-imprisoned on the Isle of Wight, Charles forged an alliance with Scotland, but by the end of 1648 Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army had consolidated its control over England. Charles was tried, convicted, and executed for high treason in January 1649. The monarchy was abolished and a republic called the Commonwealth of England was declared. The monarchy was restored to Charles's son, Charles II, in 1660.