FESTIVAL OF THE MOHACS - 1930 Hungarian villagers enjoy the Festival of the Mohacs with dances, colorful costumes and fierce masks. The annual event is said to have its origin in two events - celebrating the end of winter and an ancient victory over superstitious Turkish invaders who were frightened away with fierce horned masks and loud noises.
INDIA DECLARES ITS INDEPENDENCE - 1930 India's National Congress declares January 26, 1930 the Declaration of the Independence of India (Purna Swaraj) resolving to fight for complete self-rule from Great Britain. Over 500,000 gather in Bombay to celebrate but tensions heat up as communist mill workers try to replace the nationalist party flag with their own.
PRESIDENT HOOVER OPENS LEGION CONVENTION - 1930 President Herbert Hoover opens the national convention of the American Legion in Boston. He is flanked by notables including ex-president Calvin Coolidge and Generals Gouraud and Pershing as thousands hang on his every word.
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