Historical Events on July 30

  • 579 Benedict I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 657 St Vitalian begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Eugene I

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1178 Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick Barbarossa
  • 1419 First defenestration of Prague: anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, storm Prague town hall and throw the judge, mayor and several city council members out the windows. They die in the fall or killed by crowd outside.
  • 1537 Resistant of Bomy: French/Dutch cease fire
  • 1601 Spanish garrison of Rhine birch surrenders to Earl Mauritius
  • 1618 Prince Maurits' troops pull into Utrecht
  • 1619 House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective American governing body

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1646 English parliament sets king Charles I Newcastle Propositions

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • 1650 Prince Willem II occupies Amsterdam
  • 1653 Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland
  • 1655 Dutch troops occupy Fort Assahudi Seram
  • 1678 English troops land in Flanders
  • 1715 Spanish gold & silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida
  • 1729 City of Baltimore founded
  • 1733 Society of Freemasons opens 1st American lodge in Boston
  • 1739 Caspar Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, NJ
  • 1756 Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers.

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1775 Captain James Cook with Resolution returns to England

Explorer James Cook
Explorer
James Cook
  • 1792 500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national anthem for 1st time
  • 1809 British armed force of 39,000 lands in Walcheren
  • 1811 Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • 1822 James Varick becomes 1st bishop of Afr Meth Episcopal Zion Church
  • 1824 Gioacchino Rossini becomes manager of Theatre Italian, Paris
  • 1825 Malden Island is discovered.
  • 1826 Java prince Dipo Negoro surprise attacks Dutch colony, 82 killed
  • 1836 First English language newspaper published in Hawaii
  • 1844 1st US yacht club - NY Yacht Club organized by John Cox Stevens and 8 friends aboard the Gimcrack

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1863 President Abraham Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1863 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.
  • 1864 Battle of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania - burned by Union forces under McCausland
  • 1864 Battle of Petersburg: General Burnsides fails in an attack on Petersburg in the Battle of the Crater
  • 1865 Pope Pius IX visits Suriname
  • 1866 New Orleans's Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.
  • 1869 The Charles, considered the world’s first "oil tanker", departs from the United States headed for Europe with a bulk capacity of 7,000 barrels of oil
  • 1870 Staten Island ferry "Westfield" burns, killing 100
  • 1870 The Republic of Klipdrift is proclaimed by Transvaal President Andries Pretorius after the discovery of diamonds in South Africa in 1866 resulted in a flood of treasure hunters; ownership of the diamond fields was contested by the Boer republics
  • 1872 Mahlon Loomis patents wireless telegraphy
  • 1874 1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Philadelphia in British Isles
  • 1878 German anti-semitism begins during the Reichstag election
  • 1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Naval Treaty" (BG)
  • 1900 British Parliament passes several progressive social acts: a Mines Act, a Workmen's Compensation Act and a Railway Act
  • 1902 Anti-Jewish rioters attack funeral procession of Rabbi Joseph (NYC)
  • 1905 Dutch Covenant of Worker's union, NVV, forms
  • 1905 3rd Tour de France won by Louis Trousselier of France
  • 1907 Russia and Japan sign an agreement guaranteeing freedom of China while recognizing each other's special interests
  • 1907 The Filipinos elect their first legislature; it will meet on 16 October
  • 1907 Starting today, the French bombard Casablanca and land troops to occupy the Atlantic-coast region of Morocco after attacks on foreigners
  • 1908 Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris
  • 1909 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1909 Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army

  • 1911 9th Tour de France won by Gustave Garrigou of France
  • 1913 Conclusion of 2nd Balkan War
  • 1914 Austrian-Hungary & Russia proclaim general mobilization
  • 1914 French troops withdraw 10 km from German border
  • 1914 John French appointed British supreme commander

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1914 After initial reluctance, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia is persuaded to decree a general mobilizations in response to Austria; 'Think of the thousands and thousands of men who will be sent to their deaths!' he claims

  • 1916 German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on Black Tom Island, NJ
  • 1917 Board of Commissioners of Cleveland Metroparks has its 1st meeting
  • 1921 The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) forms; the party changed its name to the South African Communist Party (SACP) in 1953, after it had been forced underground
  • 1923 New Zealand claims Ross Dependency
  • 1926 Albanian boundaries deduced

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1928 George Eastman shows first amateur color motion pictures to guests at his New York house including Thomas Edison

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1930 1st broadcast of "Death Valley Days" on NBC-radio
  • 1930 Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for association football's 1st FIFA World Cup in Montevideo
  • 1932 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
  • 1933 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 1935 1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution
  • 1937 Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays 1st base & registers no put outs
  • 1938 Gen Metaxas names himself premier of Greece
  • 1939 33rd Tour de France won by Sylvere Maes of Belgium
  • 1941 German occupiers forbid SDAP, VDB, ARP, RKSP, CHU & SGP in Netherlands

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1942 FDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1942 German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
  • 1942 German occupiers set night curfew on Jews in Netherlands
  • 1943 US 45th Infantry division occupies San Stefano
  • 1944 Heavy battles at Tessy-sur-Vire & Villebaudon Normandy
  • 1944 US 30th division reaches suburbs of St-Lo Normandy
  • 1945 Philippines Sea: US cruiser Indianapolis torpedoed/sinks, 880 die
  • 1946 1st rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, NM
  • 1947 Cincinnati Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4
  • 1948 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record (10K - 29:59.6)
  • 1948 Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (DuMont)
  • 1949 British warship HMS Amethyst escapes down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff

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1951 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1952 Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid
  • 1953 Rikidōzan holds a ceremony announcing the establishment of the Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance.
  • 1954 Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles

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1954 Elvis Presley joins Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1954 5th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1955 42nd Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France
  • 1956 US motto "In God We Trust" authorized
  • 1959 In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4
  • 1960 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)
  • 1961 43rd PGA Championship: Jerry Barber shoots a 277 at Olympia Fields IL
  • 1961 Judy Kimball wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • 1962 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 1962 All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)

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1963 British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow

  • 1964 US naval fire on Hon Ngu/Hon Mo, North Vietnam
  • 1965 Charles Ives' "From the Steeples & the Mountains" premieres

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1965 Duke Ellington's "Golden Brown & the Green Apple" premieres

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington

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1965 LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1965 Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
  • 1966 Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • 1966 FIFA World Cup: England beats West Germany 4-2 for football's 8th World Cup in London
  • 1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open
  • 1966 US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam
  • 1967 Clifford Ann Creed/Margie Masters wins Yankee Ladies' Team Golf Champ
  • 1967 Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed)
  • 1968 Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away
  • 1968 Wash Senator Ron Hansen makes 1st unassisted triple-play in 41 years
  • 1969 Astros Denis Menke & Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets

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1969 Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace
  • 1969 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 -Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida & Texas
  • 1970 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield Ct
  • 1970 Riots hit Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1971 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)

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1971 George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1971 Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162
  • 1971 US Apollo 15 (Scott & Irwin) lands on Mare Imbrium on the Moon
  • 1972 "Ain't Supposed to Die Death" closes at Barrymore NYC after 325 performances
  • 1972 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
  • 1973 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0
  • 1974 House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd & last charge of "high crimes & misdemeanors" to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up
  • 1975 Simon Gray's "Otherwise Engaged" premieres in London
  • 1975 US Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit; Hoffa was legally declared dead in 1982
  • 1975 7th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • 1975 Murtala Mohammed overthrows General Gowon to become Nigerian Head of State
  • 1976 Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy for the 2nd time
  • 1976 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
  • 1976 4 Protestant civilians were shot dead at a pub off Milltown Road, Belfast; the attack was claimed by the Republican Action Force

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1977 "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb reaches number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • 1978 Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits & NL-record-tying 8 HRs
  • 1978 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
  • 1980 Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
  • 1980 Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain & France
  • 1980 13th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • 1981 Belgian Senate accept laws against racism
  • 1981 Simon Gray's "Quartermaine's Terms" premieres in London
  • 1982 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
  • 1982 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1983 Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, California
  • 1983 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
  • 1984 Alvenus tanker at Cameron La, spills 2.8 million gallons of oil
  • 1984 Holly Roffey aged 11 days is the youngest ever to receive a heart transplant
  • 1984 Soap Opera "Santa Barbara" premieres on NBC TV
  • 1985 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-I mission
  • 1985 Valerie Lowrance, of Texas, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1987 An ANC car bomb directed at the headquarters of the Wits Command in Johannesburg South Africa kills 1 person and injures 68
  • 1988 Cincinnati Reds pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
  • 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
  • 1989 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
  • 1990 Five Bank of Credit & Commerce members found guilty of money laundering

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1990 Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1990 Soldiers opens fire on worshippers in Monrovian church, 200-600 die

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1990 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1990 The first Saturn automobile rolls off the assembly line.
  • 1991 MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993
  • 1991 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)

Music releaseMusic Single

1991 Heavy metal band Metallica release their single "Enter Sandman"

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
  • 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
  • 1995 Becky Iverson wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
  • 1995 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI
  • 1995 Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1995 Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1996 Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager
  • 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

Film release premierFilm Release

2004 "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle", starring Kal Penn and John Cho, is released

Actor Kal Penn
Actor
Kal Penn
  • 2006 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.
  • 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
  • 2013 Wikileaks discloser Bradley [later Chelsea] Manning convicted of 17 espionage charges
  • 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

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2017 China's President Xi Jinping heads 12,000 troop parade at Zhurihe training base, Inner Mongolia marking 90 years since founding of the People's Liberation Army

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping

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2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces American diplomats in Russia cut by 755 in response to American sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2017 Venezuelan voting for a new assembly disrupted by violent protests, at least 3 people killed
  • 2017 100th centenary of WWI Battle of Passchendaele marked at ceremony at Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium
  • 2017 15 people killed in gunfights with Philippine police, including Reynaldo Parojinog, mayor of Ozamiz in an anti-drug trafficking operation
  • 2017 Hackers reveal they have stolen data from HBO, including episodes and scripts of Games of Thrones