On This Day

July 30, 2020 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

Historic Event

Barack Obama gives the eulogy at the funeral of congressman John Lewis, with former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta

  • Federal law enforcement officers begin a phased withdrawal from Portland amid criticism of their actions to shut down Black Lives Matter protests
  • NASA launches to Mars its Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter aboard a V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida
  • The US economy posts the largest quarterly fall on record with GDP down 9.5% for the 3 months to June 30

Deaths in History

  • Lee Teng-hui, Taiwanese statesman (Taiwan's 1st popularly elected President 1988–2000), dies at 97 [1]
2020 in History