January 30

1649

King Charles I of England was beheaded.

1933

Adolf Hitler was named Chancellor of Germany.

1948

Gandhi was assassinated.

1968

North Vietnamese forces launched attacks against the South Vietnamese, beginning the Tet offensive.

1972

British troops opened fire on civil rights marchers in Northern Ireland, sparking the "Bloody Sunday" massacre.

1979

The Iranian civilian government announced that the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini would be allowed to return.

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