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  1. Abraham Lee Shakespeare was an American casual laborer who won a $30 million lottery jackpot, receiving $17 million in 2006. In 2009, his family declared him missing, and in January 2010 his body was found buried under a concrete slab in the backyard of an acquaintance.

  2. NYC Police Officers were formally accused of using an illegal chokehold during an arrest 1,048 times from January 1, 2009 to June 30, 2014 ... that's two complaints filed every three days

  3. An explorer attempting the first-ever solo crossing of Antarctica died last January after 900 miles, just 30 miles short of his goal

  4. Coretta Scott King died on January 30, 2006, at the age of 78 in Rosarito Beach, Mexico.

  5. Once the Second English Civil War was ended, Charles was tried for treason, convicted, and beheaded at the Palace of Whitehall on January 30, 1649.

  6. Abraham Shakespeare was a day laborer who won a $30 million lottery 2006. In 2009, his family declared him missing, and in January 2010 his estate was penniless and his body was found buried under a concrete slab. Before going missing he told his brother "I'd have been better off broke."

  7. Between 30 January and 8 February 1658 during the Second Northern War, King Charles X Gustav of Sweden marched his army across 2 frozen straits dealing a crushing blow to Denmark, and led to the Treaty of Roskilde later that year, which handed Scania to Sweden.

  8. The first vehicle in the world to be powered by an internal combustion engine - The de Rivaz engine - was powered by Hydrogen. The compressed hydrogen gas fuel was stored in a balloon. On 30 January 1807 Isaac de Rivaz was granted patent No. 731 in Paris.

  9. The song Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2 is about the event Bogside Massacre where British soldiers opened fire on Irish protesters - January 30, 1972

  10. In January 2012, JCPenney COO Michael Kramer revealed that more than 30 percent of the bandwidth of JCPenney's headquarters was used for the viewing of YouTube videos during that month alone. Kramer consequently terminated the tenures of 1600 employees in-order to change the workplace culture.

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Samuel Willard, a prominent preacher in the Puritan, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Willard took a scientific approach by studying Elizabeth Knapp, a young woman he believed to be posessed, from October 30, 1671 until January 12, 1672.

The 1st Video Game 'World Championships' were held more than 30 years ago on January 8–9, 1983 in Ottumwa, Iowa