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Today in history for 1-30-2021


The majestic dome of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30, 1930, as seen through the winter’s heaviest snowfall in the national capital, through one of the gates at the entrance to the grounds showing the evergreens heavily laden with snow. (AP Photo)

By The Associated Press

Today in History

Today is Saturday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2021. There are 335 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Jan. 30, 1948, Indian political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi, 78, was shot and killed in New Delhi by Nathuram Godse (neh-too-RAHM’ gahd-SAY’), a Hindu extremist. (Godse and a co-conspirator were later executed.)

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