On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 1988 Jordanian King Hussein renounces sovereignty over West Bank to the PLO
  • 1988 King Hussein dissolves Jordan's House of Representatives
  • 1988 Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver to Halifax (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min)
  • 1988 ArenaBowl II, Allstate Arena, Rosemount, Illinois: Detroit Drive beats Chicago Bruisers 24-13, Steve Griffin MVP
  • 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
  • 2000 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal County Down: Irishman Christy O'Connor Jr. successfully defends his title by 2 shots from John Bland of South Africa

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

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

CarVolkswagen Beetle

2003 The last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico

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The last edition of an 'old style' VW Beetle
The last edition of an 'old style' VW Beetle
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  • 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 1st 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

PlaneFlight MH370 Disappears

2018 Official Malaysian investigation into the disappearance of Flight MH370 is unable to determine what happened

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Post-it notes written by well-wishers in Malaysia after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing
Post-it notes written by well-wishers in Malaysia after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing
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  • 2018 British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt mistakenly calls his Chinese-born wife "Japanese" in meeting with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing
  • 2018 Four million people excluded from Assam National Register of Citizens in India prompts fears of deportation, loss of citizenship
  • 2018 Australian Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns after being convicted of concealing sexual abuse
  • 2020 NASA launches to Mars its Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter aboard a V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida

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2020 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

Civil Rights Leader and Congressman John Lewis
Civil Rights Leader and Congressman
John Lewis
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 2020 The US economy posts the largest quarterly fall on record with GDP down 9.5% for the 3 months to June 30
  • 2020 Federal law enforcement officers begin a phased withdrawal from Portland amid criticism of their actions to shut down Black Lives Matter protests

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