On This Day

What Happened on July 30, 1863

Historical Events

  • Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, promising to stop harassing the emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah

Historic Event

President Abraham Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot

Famous Birthdays

Henry Ford

Henry Ford, American industrialist and auto maker (Ford Model T), born in Dearborn Township, Michigan (d. 1947)

Famous Deaths

  • George Crockett Strong, US Union gen-mjr, dies of injuries at 29
1863 Highlights

About July 30, 1863

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo