January 30: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1790 - The first boat specializing as a lifeboat is tested on the River Tyne.
- 1820 - Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery ofAntarctica.
- 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.
- 1847 - Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.
- 1975 - The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.
- Famous Birthdays: Franklin D. Roosevelt (American politician, 32nd President of the United States), Max Theiler (South African virologist, Nobel Prize laureate), Douglas Engelbart (American computer scientist, invented the computer mouse), Dick Cheney (American politician, 46th Vice President of the United States), Peter Agre (American physician and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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