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 211th day of the year 2022 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, 2022 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 460,872 hours 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 ‘dihectadecahenagon’ 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 176 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 3,508 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 30 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1866
    New Orleans’s Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.
  • 1945
    World War II: Japanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen.
  • 1965
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.
  • 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
    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).
  • 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?

  • 1825
    Chaim Aronson, Lithuanian inventor, academic and memoirs writer (d. 1893)
  • 1910
    Edgar de Evia, American photographer (d. 2003)
  • 1934
    Bud Selig, American Commissioner of Baseball
  • 1936
    Ralph Taeger, American actor
  • 1946
    Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (d. 1994)
  • 1965
    Tim Munton, England cricketer
  • 1968
    Robert Korzeniowski, Polish racewalker
  • 1973
    Anastasios Katsabis, Greek footballer
  • 1980
    Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player
  • 1982
    Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress

Who died on July 30?

  • 1540
    Thomas Abel, English priest (martyred) (b. c. 1497)
  • 1875
    George Pickett, American Confederate general (b. 1825)
  • 1918
    Joyce Kilmer, American poet (b. 1886)
  • 1970
    Sir Walter Murdoch, Australian academic and essayist (b. 1874)
  • 1982
    Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (b. 1954)
  • 1983
    Lynn Fontanne, English actress (b. 1887)
  • 1994
    Ryszard Riedel, Polish singer (b.1956)
  • 1996
    Claudette Colbert, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1998
    Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (Howdy Doody) (b. 1917)
  • 2006
    Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (b. 1904)

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