About July 30

July 30, 2024 is the 212th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 154 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 183 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 30

  • 1419
    First Defenestration of Prague: a crowd of radical Hussites kill seven members of the Prague city council.
  • 1608
    At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years.
  • 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.
  • 1729
    Foundation of Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 1733
    The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States is constituted in Massachusetts.
  • 1756
    In Saint Petersburg, Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers.
  • 1811
    Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • 1863
    Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, agreeing to stop the harassment of emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah.
  • 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.
  • 1871
    The Staten Island Ferry Westfield's boiler explodes, killing over 85 people.
  • 1962
    The Trans-Canada Highway, the largest national highway in the world, is officially opened.
  • 1974
    Six Royal Canadian Army Cadets are killed and fifty-four are injured in an accidental grenade blast at CFB Valcartier Cadet Camp.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    The Troubles: three members of a popular cabaret band and two gunmen are killed during a botched paramilitary attack in Northern Ireland (see Miami Showband killings).
  • 1978
    The 730 (transport), Okinawa changes its traffic on the right-hand side of the road to the left-hand side.
  • 1980
    Israel’s Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law
  • 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
    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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