1844 - On this day in history, Richard Greener was the first African American to graduate from Harvard University.
1847 - The town of Yerba Buena was renamed San Francisco (In the state of California).
1910 - Today in history, work began on the first board-track automobile speedway, in Playa del Ray, CA.
1933 - "The Lone Ranger" was heard on radio for the first time.
1933 -On this day in history, Adolf Hitler was named the German Chancellor.
1948 - Political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi was killed by a Hindu extremist.
1958 - Today in history, Yves Saint Laurent held his first major fashion show in Paris at a very young age (22).
1961 - John F. Kennedy asked for an Alliance for Progress and Peace Corp, which later became known as the Peace Corp.
1962 - On this day in history, two members of the "Flying Wallendas" high-wire act were killed when their air pyramid crumpled during a performance in Detroit.
1973 - Jury found Watergate defendants Liddy and McCord guilty.
1979 - Today in history, the civilian government of Iran announced it had decided to allow Khomeini to return from France.
1994 - Peter Leko became the world's youngest-ever grand master in chess.
1997 - On this day in history, a New Jersey judge ruled that the unborn child of a female prisoner must have legal representation. He denied the prisoner bail reduction to obtain an abortion outside of jail.
2012 - Occupy DC activists were prohibited from camping in Freedom Plaza and McPherson Square.
SCIENCE, DISCOVERIES, PATENTS - Today in History, January 30th
1894 - Today in history, C.B. King received a patent for the pneumatic hammer.
MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, January 30th
1956 - Elvis Presley recorded "Blue Suede Shoes."
1969 - On this day in history, The Beatles made their last-ever public appearance as a group.
1974 - Bob Dylan made his first New York concert performance in eight years at Madison Square Garden.
1990 - Today in history, Bob Dylan was named commander in France's Order of Arts and Letters.
1994 - Natalie Cole sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XXVIII.
1998 - On this day in history, Elton John received a knighthood in British Prime Minister Tony Blair's first List.
2002 - The musical "Taboo" opened at London's Leicester Square, chronicling the life of Boy George.