About July 30

July 30, 2020 is the 212nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 154 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Leo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 197 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 30

  • 762
    Baghdad is founded by caliph Al-Mansur.
  • 1419
    First Defenestration of Prague: a crowd of radical Hussites kill seven members of the Prague city council.
  • 1629
    An earthquake in Naples, Italy, kills about 10,000 people.
  • 1656
    Swedish forces under the command of King Charles X Gustav defeat the forces of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at the Battle of Warsaw.
  • 1733
    The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States is constituted in Massachusetts.
  • 1811
    Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • 1859
    First ascent of Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of the Crater – Union forces attempt to break Confederate lines at Petersburg, Virginia by exploding a large bomb under their trenches.
  • 1865
    The steamboat Brother Jonathan sinks off the coast of Crescent City, California, killing 225 passengers, the deadliest shipwreck on the Pacific Coast of the U.S. at the time.
  • 1866
    New Orleans’s Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.
  • 1916
    Black Tom Island explosion in Jersey City, New Jersey.
  • 1962
    The Trans-Canada Highway, the largest national highway in the world, is officially opened.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: US President Richard M. Nixon makes an unscheduled visit to South Vietnam and meets with President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu and U.S. military commanders.
  • 1971
    An All Nippon Airways Boeing 727 and a Japanese Air Force F-86 collide over Morioka, Japan killing 162.
  • 1974
    Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon releases subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the United States Supreme Court.
  • 1975
    Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again, and will be declared legally dead on this date in 1982.
  • 1980
    Vanuatu gains independence.
  • 1990
    George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of New York Yankees for hiring Howie Spira to “get dirt” on Dave Winfield.
  • 2006
    Lebanon War: At least 28 civilians, including 16 children are killed by the Israeli Air Force in what Lebanese call the Second Qana massacre and what Israel considers to be an attempt to stop rockets’ being fired, from Lebanon, at Israeli civilian targets.
  • 2006
    The 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.

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