30 January

January 30

National Cleanliness Day

A State-wide Cleanliness day is observed in January 30th in all the villages of Maharashtra under a “Total Sanitation Campaign” for creating awareness among the people of rural areas to lead a healthy life by way of cleanliness.
We should also care about our Natural Environment in a wider view. We must try to keep clean our natural areas and surroundings for better future of next generation and survival of natural systems!

January 30 : Martyr’s Day

Martyrs' Day is an annual observance held on January 30th in India to honour those recognized as martyrs for the nation.

The date was chosen as it marks the 1948 assassination of Mohandas Gandhi.[1] On Martyr’s Day, the president, the vice president, the prime minister, the defence minister, and the three Service Chiefs gather at the samadhi at Raj Ghat memorial and lay wreaths decorated with multi-colour flowers. The armed forces personnel blow bugles sounding the Last Post. The inter-services contingent reverse arms as a mark of respect. A two-minute silence in memory of the Father of the Nation and other martyrs is observed throughout the country at 11 a.m. Participants hold all-religion prayers held and sing tributary bhajans

January 30 : World Leprosy Day

World Leprosy Day is observed internationally on January 31 or its nearest Sunday to increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen's Disease. This day was chosen in commemoration of the death of Gandhi, the leader of India who understood the importance of leprosy. Leprosy is one of the oldest recorded diseases in the world. It is an infectious chronic disease that targets the nervous system, especially the nerves in the cooler parts of the body - the hands, feet, and face

Events January 30

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 of Antarctica.
1847 – Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.
1933 – Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.
1945 – World War II: The Wilhelm Gustloff, overfilled with refugees, sinks in the Baltic Sea after being torpedoed by a Soviet submarine, leading to the deadliest known maritime disaster, killing approximately 9,400 people.
1959 – MS Hans Hedtoft, said to be the safest ship afloat and "unsinkable" like the RMS Titanic, struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, killing all 95 aboard.
1979 – A Varig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.
1995 – Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
2000 – Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.







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