Historical Events for 30th January 2019

1349 – Jews of Freilsburg Germany are massacred
1858 – William Wells Brown published 1st Black drama, “Leap to Freedom”
1894 – US flag fired on in Rio; prompt satisfaction exacted by Adm Benham
1924 – Great Britain clinch inaugural Olympic curling gold medal with a 46-4 win over France at the Chamonix Games
1937 – 2nd of Stalin’s purge trials; Pyatakov and 16 others sentenced to death
1943 – USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean
1944 – World War II: United States troops land on Majuro, Marshall Islands
1989 – Last day of 1st class cricket for Dav Whatmore
2011 – 27th Sundance Film Festival: “Like Crazy”, directed by Drake Doremus, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
2016 – Boko Haram militants on motorcycles attack Dalori village near Maiduguri, Nigeria, killing at least 65 and injuring 136

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