On this day……..30th January

3oth January


Scientists in central China reveal oldest known human ancestor – 540-million-year-old Saccorhytus in a fossil


100,000 Europeans demonstrate against fascism & racism


Bloody Sunday. British Army kills 13 civilians in Londonderry civil rights protest.
The largely peaceful crowd of between 7,000 and 10,000 was marching in protest at the policy of internment without trial.

In 1998, Tony Blair’s government announced a new inquiry into Bloody Sunday. It was finally published in June 2010. It concluded none of the victims were armed, soldiers gave no warnings before opening fire and the shootings were a “catastrophe” for Northern Ireland, leading to increased violence in subsequent years.


Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco


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.


The first petition to protect freed Afro American slaves was denied in the US Congress.


England & Netherlands sign 2nd anti-French boundary treaty


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