What happened this day in history July 30

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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 154 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 17, 2020 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,596,067,200 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 197 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 2,778 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 30 Historical Events

  • 1729
    Foundation of Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 1825
    Malden Island is discovered by captain George Anson Byron.
  • 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.
  • 1930
    In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first Football World Cup.
  • 1945
    World War II: Japanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen.
  • 1967
    Israel passes the Jerusalem Law and annexes East Jerusalem.
  • 1974
    Six Royal Canadian Army Cadets are killed and fifty-four are injured in an accidental grenade blast at CFB Valcartier Cadet Camp.
  • 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
    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?

  • 1549
    Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1609)
  • 1825
    Chaim Aronson, Lithuanian inventor, academic and memoirs writer (d. 1893)
  • 1899
    Gerald Moore, English pianist (d. 1987)
  • 1941
    Paul Anka, Canadian singer and composer
  • 1950
    Frank Stallone, American singer and actor
  • 1964
    Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager
  • 1971
    Tom Green, Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1973
    Anastasios Katsabis, Greek footballer
  • 1977
    Ian Watkins, Welsh singer (Lostprophets)
  • 1999
    Joey King, American actress

Who died on July 30?

  • 1540
    Robert Barnes, English churchman (martyred) (b. 1495)
  • 1550
    Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, English politician (b. 1505)
  • 1680
    Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, Irish naval commander (b. 1634)
  • 1691
    Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (b. 1639)
  • 1930
    Joan Gamper, Swiss-born Spanish football pioneer, businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (b. 1877)
  • 1965
    Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Japanese novelist (b. 1886)
  • 1992
    Joe Shuster, Canadian comic book artist (b. 1914)
  • 1998
    Jorge Russek, Mexican actor (b. 1932)
  • 2006
    Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (b. 1904)
  • 2006
    Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (b. 1921)

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