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 This day in History - January 30
445 Historic Events for January 30
1858

Charles Hall‚ founds Hall‚ Orchestra in Manchester

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1858

William Wells Brown published 1st Black drama, "Leap to Freedom"

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1860

Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, composer, dies at 44

Death
1861

Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler, Mulhouse Alsace, composer

Birth
1862

US Navy's 1st ironclad warship (Monitor) launched

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1862

Walter Johannes Damrosch, composer

Birth
1865

Samuel Pl'h Naber, Dutch rear-admiral/librarian

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1866

Gelett Burgess, author (Purple Cow)

Birth
1871

Wilfred Lucas, actor (Pardon Us, Chump at Oxford)

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1871

Seymour Hicks, St Helier Jersey, actor-manager (Scrooge)

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1873

Rose Melville, actress (Sis)

Birth
1877

Storm flood ravages Dutch coastal provinces

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1879

French President MacMahon resigns

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1881

Jaak Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer, dies at 58

Death
1882

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, New Hyde Park NY, 32nd Pres (D) (1933-1945)

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1883

England team presented with ashes of a bail after Sydney Test

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1885

John Henry Towers, aviator/naval hero

Birth
1888

Harry Moses 297 not out for NSW against Victoria

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1888

Asa Gray, US botanist (Flora of North America), dies at 77

Death
1889

Victoria beat NSW after following on (NSW all out 63 needed 76)

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1889

John Herschel uses camera obscura to photograph 48" (120cm) telescope

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1890

Karl Merz, composer, dies at 53

Death
1892

Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, composer

Birth
1892

Bobby Abel carries his bat for 132* for England in SCG Test

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1892

Capt Lugard occupies Uganda's King Mwanga's hide out

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