January 30 Dateline

Famous Birthdays

1697 -  Johann Joachim Quantz, German flutist and composer.
1882 - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President
1937 - Vanessa Redgrave, Actress
1941 - Dick Cheney, Former U.S. Vice-President
1951 - Phil Collins, Musician

Singer Phil Collins

Wagner's Die Walküre performed in Bayreuth, in 1992 (with Barenboim, Tomlinson, Elming, Secunde)

Historical Events

1595 - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is first performed.

1847 - Yerba Buena, California, is renamed San Francisco.

1948 - Indian pacifist and leader Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.

1885 - Wagner's opera Die Walkure is given its Metropolitan Opera premiere, Leopold Damrosch conducting.

2005 - Amid violence and threats to boycott the results, Iraq holds an election for its national Assembly, the country's first free election since 1953.

Video Credit:
Wagner - Die Walküre, Bayreuth 1992 (Barenboim, Tomlinson, Elming, Secunde). YouTube, uploaded by latos orf. Accessed January 30, 2017.

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