On This Day in History for July 30 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 128 of 128

  • 1987 An ANC car bomb directed at the headquarters of the Wits Command in Johannesburg South Africa kills 1 person and injures 68
  • 1988 Harry Drake shoots arrow record 1873m
  • 1988 John Franco saves record 13th game of July
  • 1988 Jordanian King Hussein renounces sovereignity over West Bank to PLO
  • 1988 King Hussein dissolves Jordan's House of Representatives
  • 1988 Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver BC, to Halifax, NS (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min)
  • 1989 Chile amends its constitution
  • 1990 Five Bank of Credit & Commerce members found guilty of money laundering
  • 1990 Soldiers opens fire on worshippers in Monrovian church, 200-600 die
  • 1990 The first Saturn automobile rolls off the assembly line.
  • 1992 Lin Li swims female world record/OR 200m medley (2:11.65)
  • 1994 Record 103.8°F (39.9°C) in Preschen Lausitz Germany
  • 1997 Terrorist double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, kills 14
  • 1997 Eighteen lives are lost in the Thredbo Landslide in New South Wales, Australia.

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2002 The accounting law referred to as "The Sarbanes Oxley Act" is signed into law by President George W. Bush.

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2003 The last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico
  • 2008 "Slumdog Millionaire" based on the novel "Q & A" by Vikas Swarup, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Dev Patel premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2009)
  • 2009 A bomb explodes in Palma Nova, Mallorca, killing 2 police officers. Basque separatist group ETA is believed to be responsible.
  • 2012 Train fire kills 32 and injures 27 people in Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 2012 Indian power grid failure leaves over 300 million without electricity
  • 2013 28 people are killed in a series of bombings in Kano, Nigeria
  • 2013 134 people are killed in tribal conflicts in Darfyr, Sudan
  • 2013 9 children are killed and 20 are injured after a school bus collides with a truck in Hanumangarh, India
  • 2013 Mamnoon Hussain is elected President of Pakistan
  • 2014 Death toll in Gaza reaches 1,346, while 56 Israeli soldiers and 3 civilians have been killed
  • 2014 The EU and US extend sanctions on Russia to include banks, energy, and defense firms; Moscow denies the allegation that Russia is arming rebels in Eastern Ukraine
  • 2015 In Bandar Mahshahr, Iran, the temperature reaches 46C (109F), humidity makes it feel like 73C
  • 2016 Air balloon crashes into power lines near Lockhart, Texas, killing all 16 on board

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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