30 July

30 July

July 30 is the 211th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 154 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 30th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 30th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • System Administrator Appreciation Day
  • National Father-In-Law Day
  • National Cheesecake Day
  • Paperback Book Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – July 30

2002: Pretoria Accord signed

The Pretoria Accord was signed between the between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda as an attempt to end the Second Congo War

1980: The Israeli Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law and adds it to Israel’s Basic Law

The law declared Jerusalem the unified capital of Israel.

1980: Vanuatu gains independence

The Republic of Vanuatu gained independence from France and UK.

1932: Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles

The tenth Summer Olympics was officially opened. This was the second time that the city of Los Angeles was hosting the multi-event international sports meet.

1971: Lunar Rover Used For First Time
Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin land on the moon with the first lunar rover used to begin exploring the moon’s surface. 

Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin land on the moon with the first lunar rover used to begin exploring the moon’s surface. 

1956: National Motto Of USA Adopted
The phrase “In God we trust” legally became the national motto of the United States. The United States Congress changed the de facto motto from E pluribus unum, which had been used since the Great Seal of the United States’ original design, to this one in 1956.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, July 30

1974: Hilary Swank, American actress

1970: Christopher Nolan, English/American director, screenwriter, producer

1947: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian/American bodybuilder, actor, politician, 38th Governor of California

1863: Henry Ford, American businessman, founded the Ford Motor Company

1818: Emily Brontë, English novelist

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, July 30

2007: Ingmar Bergman, Swedish director

1996: Claudette Colbert, American actress

1912: Emperor Meiji, of Japan

1898: Otto von Bismarck, German politician, 1st Chancellor of the German Empire

1718: William Penn, English businessman, founder of Pennsylvania


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