Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/January 30

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This is a list of selected January 30 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled January 30, 2019 featured article or the January 30, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Ineligible

Blurb Reason
1820Edward Bransfield of the Royal Navy landed on the mainland of Antarctica. needs more footnotes and Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen reaching Antarctica also available on SA Jan 27
1826 – The Menai Suspension Bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales, one of the world's first modern suspension bridges, opened. lots of CN tags
1858 – Founded by pianist and conductor Charles Hallé, The Hallé symphony orchestra held their first concert in Manchester. refimprove
1889 – Archduke Rudolf, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, was found dead in a suicide pact with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling. Rudolf: unreferenced section; Mayerling: refimprove
1945World War II: In one of the largest losses of life in a single sinking in maritime history, the Soviet submarine S-13 sank the Wilhelm Gustloff carrying German soldiers and refugees evacuating from East Prussia, killing at least 9,400 people. refimprove section
1982Richard Skrenta's "Elk Cloner" became the first known computer virus found "in the wild". It infected Apple II computers via floppy disk. refimprove section

Eligible

January 30: Martyrs' Day in India

Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi

Giovanni Pietro Francesco Agius de Soldanis (d. 1770) · Franklin D. Roosevelt (b. 1882) · Barbara La Marr (d. 1926)

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