What happened on July 30? There are more than 225 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About July 30

July 30 In HistoryJuly 30 is the 212nd day of the year 2020. There are 154 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday. This day falls under the 31st week of the year 2020.

On this day in Ruffs Dale, Pennsylvania 15679 sunrise occured at 06:15 AM and sunset occured at 08:34 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Leo. The modern birthstone for this month is Ruby while the mystical birthstone is Ruby.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 197 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For July 30

  • 762
    Baghdad is founded by caliph Al-Mansur.
  • 1419
    First Defenestration of Prague: a crowd of radical Hussites kill seven members of the Prague city council.
  • 1502
    Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage.
  • 1608
    At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years.
  • 1619
    In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.
  • 1629
    An earthquake in Naples, Italy, kills about 10,000 people.
  • 1656
    Swedish forces under the command of King Charles X Gustav defeat the forces of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at the Battle of Warsaw.
  • 1729
    Foundation of Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 1733
    The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States is constituted in Massachusetts.
  • 1756
    In Saint Petersburg, Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers.
  • 1811
    Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • 1825
    Malden Island is discovered by captain George Anson Byron.
  • 1859
    First ascent of Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
  • 1863
    Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, agreeing to stop the harassment of emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of the Crater – Union forces attempt to break Confederate lines at Petersburg, Virginia by exploding a large bomb under their trenches.
  • 1865
    The steamboat Brother Jonathan sinks off the coast of Crescent City, California, killing 225 passengers, the deadliest shipwreck on the Pacific Coast of the U.S. at the time.
  • 1866
    New Orleans’s Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.
  • 1871
    The Staten Island Ferry Westfield's boiler explodes, killing over 85 people.
  • 1916
    Black Tom Island explosion in Jersey City, New Jersey.
  • 1930
    In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first Football World Cup.
  • 1932
    Premiere of Walt Disney’s Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short.
  • 1945
    World War II: Japanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen.
  • 1956
    A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto.
  • 1962
    The Trans-Canada Highway, the largest national highway in the world, is officially opened.
  • 1965
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.
  • 1967
    Israel passes the Jerusalem Law and annexes East Jerusalem.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: US President Richard M. Nixon makes an unscheduled visit to South Vietnam and meets with President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu and U.S. military commanders.
  • 1971
    An All Nippon Airways Boeing 727 and a Japanese Air Force F-86 collide over Morioka, Japan killing 162.
  • 1971
    Apollo program: Apollo 15 Mission – David Scott and James Irwin on the Apollo Lunar Module module Falcon land on the Moon with the first Lunar Rover.
  • 1974
    Six Royal Canadian Army Cadets are killed and fifty-four are injured in an accidental grenade blast at CFB Valcartier Cadet Camp.
  • 1974
    Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon releases subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the United States Supreme Court.
  • 1975
    Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again, and will be declared legally dead on this date in 1982.
  • 1975
    The Troubles: three members of a popular cabaret band and two gunmen are killed during a botched paramilitary attack in Northern Ireland (see Miami Showband killings).
  • 1978
    The 730 (transport), Okinawa changes its traffic on the right-hand side of the road to the left-hand side.
  • 1980
    Israel’s Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law
  • 1980
    Vanuatu gains independence.
  • 1990
    George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of New York Yankees for hiring Howie Spira to “get dirt” on Dave Winfield.
  • 2003
    In Mexico, the last ‘old style’Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.
  • 2006
    Lebanon War: At least 28 civilians, including 16 children are killed by the Israeli Air Force in what Lebanese call the Second Qana massacre and what Israel considers to be an attempt to stop rockets’ being fired, from Lebanon, at Israeli civilian targets.
  • 2006
    The world’s longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.

Who Were Born On July 30?

  • 1511
    Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter, biographer, art historian and architect (d. 1574)
  • 1549
    Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1609)
  • 1641
    Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1673)
  • 1751
    Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian musician (d. 1829)
  • 1763
    Samuel Rogers, English poet (d. 1855)
  • 1809
    Charles Chiniquy, Quebec excommunicated Catholic priest (d. 1899)
  • 1818
    Emily Brontë, English novelist (d. 1848)
  • 1818
    Jan Heemskerk, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1897)
  • 1825
    Chaim Aronson, Lithuanian inventor, academic and memoirs writer (d. 1893)
  • 1855
    Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1919)
  • 1857
    Thorstein Veblen, American economist (d. 1929)
  • 1859
    Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian (d. 1939)
  • 1863
    Henry Ford, American industrialist (d. 1947)
  • 1872
    Princess Clémentine of Belgium (d. 1955)
  • 1881
    Smedley Butler, American Marine general (d. 1940)
  • 1889
    Vladimir Zworykin, Russian physicist (d. 1982)
  • 1890
    Casey Stengel, American baseball manager (d. 1975)
  • 1893
    Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani political activist, sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and “Mother of the Nation” (d. 1967)
  • 1895
    Wanda Hawley, American actress (d. 1963)
  • 1898
    Henry Moore, English sculptor (d. 1986)
  • 1899
    Gerald Moore, English pianist (d. 1987)
  • 1901
    Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1955)
  • 1904
    Salvador Novo, Mexican writer (d. 1974)
  • 1909
    C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian (d. 1993)
  • 1909
    Magda Schneider German actress (d. 1996).
  • 1910
    Edgar de Evia, American photographer (d. 2003)
  • 1914
    Lord Killanin, Irish IOC president (d. 1999)
  • 1916
    Dick Wilson, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1919
    Berniece Baker Miracle, half-sister of Marilyn Monroe
  • 1921
    Grant Johannesen, American pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1922
    Henry W. Bloch, American co-founder of H&R Block
  • 1925
    Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer (d. 1984)
  • 1925
    Jacques Sernas, French actor
  • 1926
    Christine McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
  • 1927
    Pete Schoening, American mountaineer (d. 2004)
  • 1927
    Victor Wong, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1928
    Eunice Muñoz, Portuguese actress
  • 1928
    Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2007)
  • 1929
    Sid Krofft, Canadian children’s television producer
  • 1933
    Edd Byrnes, American actor
  • 1934
    Bud Selig, American Commissioner of Baseball
  • 1936
    Buddy Guy, American blues guitarist and singer
  • 1936
    Infanta Pilar of Spain
  • 1936
    Ralph Taeger, American actor
  • 1938
    Hervé de Charette, French politician
  • 1939
    Eleanor Smeal, American feminist
  • 1939
    Peter Bogdanovich, American film director
  • 1940
    Pat Schroeder, American politician
  • 1940
    Sir Clive Sinclair, English entrepreneur and inventor
  • 1941
    Paul Anka, Canadian singer and composer
  • 1943
    Henri-François Gautrin, Quebec politician
  • 1945
    David Sanborn, American saxophonist
  • 1945
    Patrick Modiano, French novelist
  • 1946
    Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (d. 1994)
  • 1947
    Anna Panayiotopoulou, Greek actress and theatrical writer
  • 1947
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-born American actor, bodybuilder and politician, 38th Governor of California
  • 1947
    Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, virologist and Nobel Prize winner
  • 1947
    Jonathan Mann, American AIDS activist (d. 1998)
  • 1947
    William Atherton, American actor
  • 1948
    Jean Reno, Moroccan-born French actor
  • 1948
    Julia Tsenova, Bulgarian composer and pianist (d. 2010)
  • 1948
    Otis Taylor, American musician
  • 1949
    Duck Baker, American guitarist
  • 1950
    Frank Stallone, American singer and actor
  • 1951
    Alan Kourie, South African cricketer
  • 1954
    Ken Olin, American actor
  • 1956
    Anita Hill, American academic, witness at the sexual harassment trial against Clarence Thomas
  • 1956
    Delta Burke, American actress
  • 1956
    Réal Cloutier, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956
    Soraida Martinez, American painter, creator of Verdadism
  • 1957
    Bill Cartwright, American basketball player
  • 1957
    Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager
  • 1957
    Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer
  • 1957
    Rat Scabies, English drummer (The Damned)
  • 1958
    Daley Thompson, English decathlete
  • 1958
    Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter
  • 1958
    Neal McCoy, American singer-songwriter and humanitarian
  • 1958
    Richard Burgi, American actor
  • 1960
    Richard Linklater, American filmmaker
  • 1961
    Laurence Fishburne, American actor
  • 1962
    Alton Brown, American television host and chef
  • 1962
    Jay Feaster, American National Hockey League executive
  • 1963
    Chris Mullin, American basketball player
  • 1963
    Lisa Kudrow, American actress
  • 1964
    Alek Keshishian, Lebanese-born American film director
  • 1964
    Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager
  • 1964
    Vivica A. Fox, American actress
  • 1965
    Tim Munton, England cricketer
  • 1966
    Allan Langer, Australian Rugby League Player
  • 1968
    Robert Korzeniowski, Polish racewalker
  • 1968
    Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers)
  • 1968
    Terry Crews, American football player and actor
  • 1969
    Errol Stewart, South African cricketer and lawyer
  • 1969
    Simon Baker, Australian actor
  • 1970
    Christopher Nolan, English film director
  • 1970
    Dean Edwards, American comedian
  • 1971
    Christine Taylor, American actress
  • 1971
    Elvis Crespo, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1971
    Sagi Kalev, Israeli-born American bodybuilder
  • 1971
    Tom Green, Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1973
    Anastasios Katsabis, Greek footballer
  • 1973
    Markus Näslund, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1973
    Sonu Nigam, Indian singer and actor
  • 1974
    Hilary Swank, American actress
  • 1974
    Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player
  • 1974
    Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1974
    Sandra Diaz-Twine, American winner of Survivor: Pearl Islands and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
  • 1975
    Cherie Priest, American writer
  • 1975
    Graham Nicholls, English author and artist
  • 1977
    Diana Bolocco, Chilean television presenter
  • 1977
    Ian Watkins, Welsh singer (Lostprophets)
  • 1977
    Jaime Pressly, American actress
  • 1977
    James Branaman, American model and reality show contestant (The Amazing Race)
  • 1979
    Carlos Arroyo, Puerto Rican basketball player
  • 1979
    Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer
  • 1979
    Show Luo, Taiwanese singer, television host, dancer and actor
  • 1980
    Justin Rose, British golfer
  • 1980
    Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player
  • 1981
    Juan Smith, South African rugby player
  • 1981
    Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer
  • 1982
    James Anderson, English cricketer
  • 1982
    Jehad Al-Hussain, Syrian footballer
  • 1982
    Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress
  • 1983
    Sean Dillon, Irish footballer
  • 1984
    Gabrielle Christian, American actress
  • 1984
    Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player
  • 1985
    Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer
  • 1986
    Tiago, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987
    Anton Fink, German footballer
  • 1990
    Coco Sumner, Italy-born English singer-songwriter and guitarist, daughter of Sting
  • 1991
    Diana Vickers, English singer and stage actress
  • 1999
    Joey King, American actress
  • 2002
    Prince Hridayendra of Nepal, Nepalese royal

Who Died On July 30?

  • 578
    Jacob Baradaeus, Bishop of Edessa (birth date unknown)
  • 579
    Pope Benedict I (birth date unknown)
  • 1540
    Robert Barnes, English churchman (martyred) (b. 1495)
  • 1540
    Thomas Abel, English priest (martyred) (b. c. 1497)
  • 1550
    Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, English politician (b. 1505)
  • 1652
    Charles Amédée de Savoie, 6th Duc de Nemours, French soldier (b. 1624)
  • 1680
    Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, Irish naval commander (b. 1634)
  • 1683
    Maria Theresa of Spain, Spanish-born Queen consort of France, wife of Louis XIV of France (b. 1638)
  • 1691
    Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (b. 1639)
  • 1718
    William Penn, English founder of the Province of Pennsylvania (b. 1644)
  • 1771
    Thomas Gray, English poet and letter-writer (b. 1716)
  • 1789
    Giovanna Bonanno, Italian poisoner and alleged witch (b. c. 1713)
  • 1811
    Miguel Hidalgo, Mexican patriot and Independence leader (b. 1753)
  • 1875
    George Pickett, American Confederate general (b. 1825)
  • 1889
    Charlie Absolom, England cricketer (b. 1846)
  • 1898
    Otto von Bismarck, 1st Chancellor of the German Empire (b. 1815)
  • 1900
    Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. 1844)
  • 1912
    Emperor Meiji, Japanese emperor (b. 1852)
  • 1918
    Joyce Kilmer, American poet (b. 1886)
  • 1920
    Albert Gustaf Dahlman, Swedish executioner, the last to carry out capital punishment in Sweden (b. 1848)
  • 1930
    Joan Gamper, Swiss-born Spanish football pioneer, businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (b. 1877)
  • 1947
    Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1860)
  • 1965
    Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Japanese novelist (b. 1886)
  • 1970
    George Szell, Hungarian conductor (b. 1897)
  • 1970
    Sir Walter Murdoch, Australian academic and essayist (b. 1874)
  • 1982
    Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (b. 1954)
  • 1983
    Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)
  • 1983
    Lynn Fontanne, English actress (b. 1887)
  • 1985
    Julia Robinson, American mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1989
    Lane Frost, American bull rider (b. 1963)
  • 1992
    Brenda Marshall, American actress (b. 1915)
  • 1992
    Joe Shuster, Canadian comic book artist (b. 1914)
  • 1994
    Ryszard Riedel, Polish singer (b.1956)
  • 1996
    Claudette Colbert, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1997
    Bảo Đại, Emperor of Vietnam (b. 1913)
  • 1998
    Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (Howdy Doody) (b. 1917)
  • 1998
    Jorge Russek, Mexican actor (b. 1932)
  • 2001
    Anton Schwarzkopf, German amusement ride engineer (b. 1924)
  • 2003
    Sam Phillips, American record producer (b. 1923)
  • 2004
    Andre Noble, Canadian actor (b. 1979)
  • 2005
    Anthony Walker, English hate crime murder victim (b. 1987)
  • 2005
    John Garang, Vice President of Sudan (b. 1945)
  • 2005
    Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • 2006
    Al Balding, Canadian golfer (b. 1924)
  • 2006
    Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (b. 1904)
  • 2006
    Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (b. 1921)
  • 2007
    Bill Walsh, American football coach (b. 1931)
  • 2007
    Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (b. 1918)
  • 2007
    Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (b. 1912)
  • 2007
    Teoctist, Romanian-born Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (b. 1915)
  • 2008
    Anne Armstrong U.S. ambassador to Britain (b. 1927)
  • 2009
    Peter Zadek, German theatre director (b. 1926)

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