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Today in History
Today in History: Friday, January  30, 2015
AP Highlight in History:
On Jan. 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany.
 
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On this date in:
1649England's King Charles I was beheaded.
1882Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, was born in Hyde Park, N.Y.
1883James Ritty and John Birch received a U.S. patent for the first cash register.
1933The first episode of the "Lone Ranger" was broadcast on radio station WXYZ in Detroit.
1948Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi was murdered by a Hindu extremist.
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1968The Tet offensive began as Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals.
1969The Beatles performed in public for the last time in a 45-minute gig on the roof of their Apple Records headquarters in London.
1972Thirteen Roman Catholic civil rights marchers were shot to death by British soldiers in Northern Ireland on what became known as "Bloody Sunday."
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2003Richard Reid, a British citizen and al-Qaida follower, was sentenced to life in prison by a federal judge in Boston for trying to blow up a trans-Atlantic jetliner with explosives hidden in his shoes.
2005Iraqis voted in their country's first free election in a half-century.
2006Coretta Scott King, the widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died at age 78.
2007Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system went on sale.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
King Abdullah II of Jordan turns 53 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Dorothy MaloneActress90
Harold PrinceProducer, director87
Gene HackmanActor85
Tammy GrimesActress81
Vanessa RedgraveActress78
Dick CheneyFormer vice president74
Marty BalinRock singer (Jefferson Airplane/Starship)73
Phil CollinsRock singer, musician (Genesis)64
Brett ButlerActress, comedian ("Grace Under Fire")57
Jody WatleyR&B singer56
Norbert Leo ButzActor48
Christian BaleActor ("The Dark Knight," "Batman Begins")41
Carl BroemelRock musician (My Morning Jacket)41
Wilmer ValderramaActor ("That '70s Show")35
Marcus MumfordRock singer, musician (Mumford and Sons)28
Actor Charles S. Dutton turns 64 years old today.
AP Photo/Danny Moloshok