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Date Description Type
30th of July 0762 EVENT Baghdad is founded by caliph Al-Mansur.
30th of July 1419 EVENT First Defenestration of Prague: a crowd of radical Hussites kill seven members of the Prague city council.
30th of July 1502 EVENT Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage.
30th of July 1608 EVENT 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.
30th of July 1619 EVENT In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.
30th of July 1629 EVENT An earthquake in Naples, Italy, kills about 10,000 people.
30th of July 1729 EVENT Foundation of Baltimore, Maryland.
30th of July 1733 EVENT The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States is constituted in Massachusetts.
30th of July 1756 EVENT In Saint Petersburg, Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers.
30th of July 1811 EVENT Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico.
30th of July 1825 EVENT Malden Island is discovered by captain George Anson Byron.
30th of July 1859 EVENT First ascent of Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
30th of July 1863 EVENT 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.
30th of July 1864 EVENT American Civil War: Battle of the Crater : Union forces attempt to break Confederate lines at Petersburg, Virginia by exploding a large bomb under their trenches.
30th of July 1865 EVENT The steamboat Brother Jonathan sinks off the coast of Crescent City, California, killing 225 passengers, the deadliest shipwreck on the Pacific Coast of the U.S. at the time.
30th of July 1866 EVENT New Orleans's Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.
30th of July 1871 EVENT The Staten Island Ferry Westfield's boiler explodes, killing over 85 people.
30th of July 1916 EVENT Black Tom Island explosion in Jersey City, New Jersey.
30th of July 1930 EVENT In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first Football World Cup.
30th of July 1932 EVENT Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short.
30th of July 1945 EVENT World War II: Japanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen.
30th of July 1956 EVENT A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto.
30th of July 1965 EVENT U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.
30th of July 1969 EVENT Vietnam War: US President Richard M. Nixon makes an unscheduled visit to South Vietnam and meets with President Nguyen Van Thieu and U.S. military commanders.
30th of July 1971 EVENT 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.
30th of July 1971 EVENT An All Nippon Airways Boeing 727 and a Japanese Air Force F-86 collide over Morioka, Japan killing 162.
30th of July 1974 EVENT 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.
30th of July 1974 EVENT Six Royal Canadian Army Cadets are killed and fifty-four are injured in an accidental grenade blast at CFB Valcartier Cadet Camp.
30th of July 1975 EVENT Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again, and will be declared legally dead on this date in 1982.
30th of July 1975 EVENT 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).
30th of July 1978 EVENT The 730 (transport), Okinawa changes its traffic on the right-hand side of the road to the left-hand side.
30th of July 1980 EVENT Israel's Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law
30th of July 1980 EVENT Vanuatu gains independence.
30th of July 2003 EVENT In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.
30th of July 2006 EVENT Lebanon War: At least 28 civilians, including 16 children are killed by the Israeli Air Force in what Lebanese call the Second Qana massacre and what Israel considers to be an attempt to stop rockets' being fired, from Lebanon, at Israeli civilian targets.
30th of July 2006 EVENT 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.
30th of July 1511 BIRTHDAY Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter, biographer, art historian and architect (d. 1574)
30th of July 1549 BIRTHDAY Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1609)
30th of July 1641 BIRTHDAY Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1673)
30th of July 1751 BIRTHDAY Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian musician (d. 1829)
30th of July 1763 BIRTHDAY Samuel Rogers, English poet (d. 1855)
30th of July 1809 BIRTHDAY Charles Chiniquy, Quebec excommunicated Catholic priest (d. 1899)
30th of July 1818 BIRTHDAY Emily Bronte, English novelist (d. 1848)
30th of July 1818 BIRTHDAY Jan Heemskerk, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1897)
30th of July 1825 BIRTHDAY Chaim Aronson, Lithuanian inventor, academic and memoirs writer (d. 1893)
30th of July 1855 BIRTHDAY Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1919)
30th of July 1857 BIRTHDAY Thorstein Veblen, American economist (d. 1929)
30th of July 1859 BIRTHDAY Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian (d. 1939)
30th of July 1863 BIRTHDAY Henry Ford, American industrialist (d. 1947)
30th of July 1872 BIRTHDAY Princess Clementine of Belgium (d. 1955)
30th of July 1881 BIRTHDAY Smedley Butler, American Marine general (d. 1940)
30th of July 1889 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Zworykin, Russian physicist (d. 1982)
30th of July 1890 BIRTHDAY Casey Stengel, American baseball manager (d. 1975)
30th of July 1893 BIRTHDAY Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani political activist, sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and "Mother of the Nation" (d. 1967)
30th of July 1895 BIRTHDAY Wanda Hawley, American actress (d. 1963)
30th of July 1898 BIRTHDAY Henry Moore, English sculptor (d. 1986)
30th of July 1899 BIRTHDAY Gerald Moore, English pianist (d. 1987)
30th of July 1901 BIRTHDAY Alfred Lepine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1955)
30th of July 1904 BIRTHDAY Salvador Novo, Mexican writer (d. 1974)
30th of July 1909 BIRTHDAY Magda Schneider German actress (d. 1996).
30th of July 1909 BIRTHDAY C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian (d. 1993)
30th of July 1910 BIRTHDAY Edgar de Evia, American photographer (d. 2003)
30th of July 1914 BIRTHDAY Lord Killanin, Irish IOC president (d. 1999)
30th of July 1916 BIRTHDAY Dick Wilson, American actor (d. 2007)
30th of July 1919 BIRTHDAY Berniece Baker Miracle, half-sister of Marilyn Monroe
30th of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Grant Johannesen, American pianist (d. 2005)
30th of July 1922 BIRTHDAY Henry W. Bloch, American co-founder of H&R Block
30th of July 1925 BIRTHDAY Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer (d. 1984)
30th of July 1925 BIRTHDAY Jacques Sernas, French actor
30th of July 1926 BIRTHDAY Christine McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
30th of July 1927 BIRTHDAY Pete Schoening, American mountaineer (d. 2004)
30th of July 1927 BIRTHDAY Victor Wong, American actor (d. 2001)
30th of July 1928 BIRTHDAY Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2007)
30th of July 1928 BIRTHDAY Eunice Munoz, Portuguese actress
30th of July 1929 BIRTHDAY Sid Krofft, Canadian children's television producer
30th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Edd Byrnes, American actor
30th of July 1934 BIRTHDAY Bud Selig, American Commissioner of Baseball
30th of July 1936 BIRTHDAY Buddy Guy, American blues guitarist and singer
30th of July 1936 BIRTHDAY Ralph Taeger, American actor
30th of July 1936 BIRTHDAY Infanta Pilar of Spain
30th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Herve de Charette, French politician
30th of July 1939 BIRTHDAY Eleanor Smeal, American feminist
30th of July 1939 BIRTHDAY Peter Bogdanovich, American film director
30th of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Sir Clive Sinclair, English entrepreneur and inventor
30th of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Pat Schroeder, American politician
30th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Paul Anka, Canadian singer and composer
30th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Henri-Francois Gautrin, Quebec politician
30th of July 1945 BIRTHDAY Patrick Modiano, French novelist
30th of July 1945 BIRTHDAY David Sanborn, American saxophonist
30th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (d. 1994)
30th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY William Atherton, American actor
30th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Mann, American AIDS activist (d. 1998)
30th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-born American actor, bodybuilder and politician, 38th Governor of California
30th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Jean Reno, Moroccan-born French actor
30th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Otis Taylor, American musician
30th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Julia Tsenova, Bulgarian composer and pianist (d. 2010)
30th of July 1949 BIRTHDAY Duck Baker, American guitarist
30th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Frank Stallone, American singer and actor
30th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Alan Kourie, South African cricketer
30th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Ken Olin, American actor
30th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Delta Burke, American actress
30th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Real Cloutier, Canadian ice hockey player
30th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Anita Hill, American academic, witness at the sexual harassment trial against Clarence Thomas
30th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Soraida Martinez, American painter, creator of Verdadism
30th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer
30th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Bill Cartwright, American basketball player
30th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager
30th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Rat Scabies, English drummer (The Damned)
30th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter
30th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Neal McCoy, American singer-songwriter and humanitarian
30th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Daley Thompson, English decathlete
30th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Richard Linklater, American filmmaker
30th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Laurence Fishburne, American actor
30th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Alton Brown, American television host and chef
30th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Jay Feaster, American National Hockey League executive
30th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Lisa Kudrow, American actress
30th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Chris Mullin, American basketball player
30th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Alek Keshishian, Lebanese-born American film director
30th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Vivica A. Fox, American actress
30th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Jurgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager
30th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Tim Munton, England cricketer
30th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Allan Langer, Australian Rugby League Player
30th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Terry Crews, American football player and actor
30th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers)
30th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Robert Korzeniowski, Polish racewalker
30th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Simon Baker, Australian actor
30th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Errol Stewart, South African cricketer and lawyer
30th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Christopher Nolan, English film director
30th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Dean Edwards, American comedian
30th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Elvis Crespo, Puerto Rican singer
30th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Tom Green, Canadian comedian and actor
30th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Christine Taylor, American actress
30th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Sagi Kalev, Israeli-born American bodybuilder
30th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Markus Naslund, Swedish ice hockey player
30th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Sonu Nigam, Indian singer and actor
30th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Sandra Diaz-Twine, American winner of Survivor: Pearl Islands and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villians
30th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Hilary Swank, American actress
30th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player
30th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer
30th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Graham Nicholls, English author and artist
30th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Cherie Priest, American writer
30th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Diana Bolocco, Chilean television presenter
30th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Jaime Pressly, American actress
30th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY James Branaman, American model and reality show contestant (The Amazing Race)
30th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Ian Watkins, Welsh singer (Lostprophets)
30th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Carlos Arroyo, Puerto Rican basketball player
30th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Show Luo, Taiwanese singer, television host, dancer and actor
30th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer
30th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player
30th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Justin Rose, British golfer
30th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Chuck Thomas, British TV producer and presenter
30th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer
30th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Juan Smith, South African rugby player
30th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY James Anderson, English cricketer
30th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress
30th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Jehad Al-Hussain, Syrian footballer
30th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Sean Dillon, Irish footballer
30th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Gabrielle Christian, American actress
30th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player
30th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer
30th of July 1986 BIRTHDAY Tiago, Brazilian footballer
30th of July 1990 BIRTHDAY Coco Sumner, Italy-born English singer-songwriter and guitarist, daughter of Sting
30th of July 1991 BIRTHDAY Diana Vickers, English singer and stage actress
30th of July 1999 BIRTHDAY Joey King, American actress
30th of July 2002 BIRTHDAY Prince Hridayendra of Nepal, Nepalese royal
30th of July 0578 DEATH Jacob Baradaeus, Bishop of Edessa (birth date unknown)
30th of July 0579 DEATH Pope Benedict I (birth date unknown)
30th of July 1540 DEATH Robert Barnes, English churchman (martyred) (Born 1495)
30th of July 1540 DEATH Thomas Abel, English priest (martyred) (Born c. 1497)
30th of July 1550 DEATH Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, English politician (Born 1505)
30th of July 1652 DEATH Charles Amedee de Savoie, 6th Duc de Nemours, French soldier (Born 1624)
30th of July 1680 DEATH Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, Irish naval commander (Born 1634)
30th of July 1683 DEATH Maria Theresa of Spain, Spanish-born Queen consort of France, wife of Louis XIV of France (Born 1638)
30th of July 1691 DEATH Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (Born 1639)
30th of July 1718 DEATH William Penn, English founder of the Province of Pennsylvania (Born 1644)
30th of July 1771 DEATH Thomas Gray, English poet and letter-writer (Born 1716)
30th of July 1789 DEATH Giovanna Bonanno, Italian poisoner and alleged witch (Born c. 1713)
30th of July 1811 DEATH Miguel Hidalgo, Mexican patriot and Independence leader (Born 1753)
30th of July 1875 DEATH George Pickett, American Confederate general (Born 1825)
30th of July 1889 DEATH Charlie Absolom, England cricketer (Born 1846)
30th of July 1898 DEATH Otto von Bismarck, 1st Chancellor of the German Empire (Born 1815)
30th of July 1900 DEATH Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Born 1844)
30th of July 1912 DEATH Emperor Meiji, Japanese emperor (Born 1852)
30th of July 1918 DEATH Joyce Kilmer, American poet (Born 1886)
30th of July 1920 DEATH Albert Gustaf Dahlman, Swedish executioner, the last to carry out capital punishment in Sweden (Born 1848)
30th of July 1930 DEATH Joan Gamper, Swiss-born Spanish football pioneer, businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (Born 1877)
30th of July 1947 DEATH Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (Born 1860)
30th of July 1965 DEATH Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, Japanese novelist (Born 1886)
30th of July 1970 DEATH George Szell, Hungarian conductor (Born 1897)
30th of July 1982 DEATH Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (Born 1954)
30th of July 1983 DEATH Howard Dietz, American lyricist (Born 1896)
30th of July 1983 DEATH Lynn Fontanne, English actress (Born 1887)
30th of July 1985 DEATH Julia Robinson, American mathematician (Born 1919)
30th of July 1989 DEATH Lane Frost, American bull rider (Born 1963)
30th of July 1992 DEATH Joe Shuster, Canadian comic book artist (Born 1914)
30th of July 1992 DEATH Brenda Marshall, American actress (Born 1915)
30th of July 1994 DEATH Ryszard Riedel, Polish singer (Born1956)
30th of July 1996 DEATH Claudette Colbert, American actress (Born 1903)
30th of July 1997 DEATH Bao ?ai, Emperor of Vietnam (Born 1913)
30th of July 1998 DEATH Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (Howdy Doody) (Born 1917)
30th of July 1998 DEATH Jorge Russek, Mexican actor (Born 1932)
30th of July 2001 DEATH Anton Schwarzkopf, German amusement ride engineer (Born 1924)
30th of July 2003 DEATH Sam Phillips, American record producer (Born 1923)
30th of July 2004 DEATH Andre Noble, Canadian actor (Born 1979)
30th of July 2005 DEATH Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (Born 1905)
30th of July 2005 DEATH Anthony Walker, English hate crime murder victim (Born 1987)
30th of July 2005 DEATH John Garang, Vice President of Sudan (Born 1945)
30th of July 2006 DEATH Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (Born 1904)
30th of July 2006 DEATH Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (Born 1921)
30th of July 2006 DEATH Al Balding, Canadian golfer (Born 1924)
30th of July 2007 DEATH Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (Born 1912)
30th of July 2007 DEATH Teoctist, Romanian-born Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (Born 1915)
30th of July 2007 DEATH Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (Born 1918)
30th of July 2007 DEATH Bill Walsh, American football coach (Born 1931)
30th of July 2008 DEATH Anne Armstrong U.S. ambassador to Britain (Born 1927)
30th of July 2009 DEATH Peter Zadek, German theatre director (Born 1926)