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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

  • 1619
    In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.
  • 1859
    First ascent of Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
  • 1871
    The Staten Island Ferry Westfield's boiler explodes, killing over 85 people.
  • 1916
    Black Tom Island explosion in Jersey City, New Jersey.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 30?

  • 1751
    Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian musician (d. 1829)
  • 1763
    Samuel Rogers, English poet (d. 1855)
  • 1859
    Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian (d. 1939)
  • 1979
    Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer
  • 1986
    Tiago, Brazilian footballer

Who died on July 30?

  • 1540
    Thomas Abel, English priest (martyred) (b. c. 1497)
  • 1970
    Sir Walter Murdoch, Australian academic and essayist (b. 1874)
  • 1994
    Ryszard Riedel, Polish singer (b.1956)
  • 2003
    Sam Phillips, American record producer (b. 1923)
  • 2006
    Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (b. 1904)

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