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What are the important events that happened on July 30? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 30: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 30 is the 212nd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 154 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 17, 2016 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,469,836,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectadecadigon’ day.

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Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 182 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,317 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 30 Historical Events

  • 1859
    First ascent of Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
  • 1932
    Premiere of Walt Disney’s Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short.
  • 1967
    Israel passes the Jerusalem Law and annexes East Jerusalem.
  • 1978
    The 730 (transport), Okinawa changes its traffic on the right-hand side of the road to the left-hand side.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 30?

  • 1893
    Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani political activist, sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and “Mother of the Nation” (d. 1967)
  • 1947
    Anna Panayiotopoulou, Greek actress and theatrical writer
  • 1947
    William Atherton, American actor
  • 1957
    Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer
  • 1962
    Jay Feaster, American National Hockey League executive

Who died on July 30?

  • 579
    Pope Benedict I (birth date unknown)
  • 1691
    Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (b. 1639)
  • 1920
    Albert Gustaf Dahlman, Swedish executioner, the last to carry out capital punishment in Sweden (b. 1848)
  • 2006
    Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (b. 1904)
  • 2006
    Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (b. 1921)

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