July 1930 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Great Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq
  • Jul 3 US Veterans Administration created

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Jul 7 Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Jul 13 Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home"

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Jul 19 Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould, and their polar expedition team return to the United States following the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • Jul 20 106°F (41°C), Washington, D.C. (district record)
  • Jul 21 110°F (43°C) at Millsboro, Delaware (state record)
  • Jul 21 US Veterans Administration forms
  • Jul 23 Earthquake strikes Ariano Italy, 1,500 killed
  • Jul 23 Pitts Pie Traynor ends both games with HRs (1st in 9th, 2nd in 13th)
  • Jul 25 Philadelphia Athletics triple steal in 1st & 4th innings vs Cleveland
  • Jul 28 114°F (46°C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record)
  • Jul 29 115°F (46°C), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record)
  • Jul 29 Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Andreas JAI Bruggeman, Dutch mayor (Schipluiden/Leiderdorp)
  • Jul 1 Margaret A Brewer, American soldier, in Durand Michigan, first female General officer in US Marine Corps. (d. 2013)
  • Jul 2 Carlos Saul Menem, President of Argentina (1989- )
  • Jul 6 Francoise Mallet-Joris, [F Lilar], Belgian writer (Signs & Wonders)
  • Jul 6 Hans-Jürgen Heise, German writer, born in Bublitz (d. 2013)
  • Jul 8 Valeri Aleksandrovich Yazdovsky, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jul 11 Harold Bloom, American literary critic
  • Jul 15 Charles Kelly, chief constable (Staffordshire England)
  • Jul 15 Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (d. 2004)
  • Jul 15 Stephen Smale, American mathematician
  • Jul 16 Michael Bilirakis, (Rep-R-Florida, 1983- )
  • Jul 20 Arthur U Spronken, sculptor
  • Jul 20 Yuri Petrovich Artyukin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 14)
  • Jul 24 Boris Nikolayevich Belousov, cosmonaut
  • Jul 24 Charles Hambro, English banker/multi-millionaire/CEO (Hambros)
  • Jul 25 Alice Parizeau, Polish-born Quebec writer and essayist (d. 1990)
  • Jul 26 Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes
  • Jul 27 Ronald Dearing, chairman (British Post Office)
  • Jul 27 Shirley Williams, co-founder (Social Democratic Party)/labour minister
  • Jul 28 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (d. 2006)
  • Jul 30 Thomas Sowell, author/activist
  • Jul 31 Oleg Popov, Russian clown

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 14 1st Filipino President Emilio Aguinaldo (61) weds second wife Maria Agoncillo (51) at Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo

Deaths in History

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Jul 7 Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 71

  • Jul 19 Robert Stout, NZ prime minister (1884-87), dies at 85
  • Jul 23 Glenn Hammond Curtiss, aviation pioneer/airplane builder, dies at 52
  • Jul 30 Joan Gamper, Swiss-Catalan businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (b. 1877)