Historical Events for 30th January 2024

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 – Victoria beat NSW after following on (NSW all out 63 needed 76)
1892 – Bobby Abel carries his bat for 132* for England in SCG Test
1930 – Vladimir Mayakovsky’s drama “The Bathhouse (Bunya)” premieres in Leningrad
1945 – American Rangers and Filipino resistance fighters liberate over 500 Allied POWs from Japanese at Cabanatuan
1963 – Ivan Sutherland submits a thesis containing his Sketchpad program, a forerunner to modern-day graphic user interfaces and computer-aided design programs
1981 – 8th American Music Awards: Barbra Streisand and Kenny Rogers win
1996 – Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.
2000 – 16th Sundance Film Festival: “Girlfight” and “You Can Count on Me” (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
2005 – 21st Sundance Film Festival: “Forty Shades of Blue”, directed by Ira Sachs, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

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