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 212th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 154 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 17, 2024 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,704,960 minutes 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.

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 183 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 4,239 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 30 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1930
    In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first Football World Cup.
  • 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.
  • 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).

Who were born on July 30?

  • 1763
    Samuel Rogers, English poet (d. 1855)
  • 1922
    Henry W. Bloch, American co-founder of H&R Block
  • 1928
    Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2007)
  • 1940
    Pat Schroeder, American politician
  • 1947
    William Atherton, American actor
  • 1948
    Jean Reno, Moroccan-born French actor
  • 1956
    Réal Cloutier, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1969
    Simon Baker, Australian actor
  • 1971
    Tom Green, Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1985
    Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer

Who died on July 30?

  • 1680
    Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, Irish naval commander (b. 1634)
  • 1718
    William Penn, English founder of the Province of Pennsylvania (b. 1644)
  • 1898
    Otto von Bismarck, 1st Chancellor of the German Empire (b. 1815)
  • 1970
    Sir Walter Murdoch, Australian academic and essayist (b. 1874)
  • 1983
    Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)
  • 1985
    Julia Robinson, American mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1996
    Claudette Colbert, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1997
    Bảo Đại, Emperor of Vietnam (b. 1913)
  • 2003
    Sam Phillips, American record producer (b. 1923)
  • 2007
    Teoctist, Romanian-born Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (b. 1915)

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