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    • July 30, 1419 First Defenestration of Prague.

    • July 30, 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."

    • July 30, 1619 "House of Burgesses Virginia formed, the first elective US governing body"

    • July 30, 1619 "In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time."

    • July 30, 1629 "An earthquake in Naples, Italy kills 10,000 people."

    • July 30, 1729 "Baltimore, Maryland is founded."

    • July 30, 1729 City of Baltimore founded

    • July 30, 1733 First Freemasons lodge opened in what will become the United States.

    • July 30, 1733 Society of Freemasons opens first American lodge in Boston

    • July 30, 1756 Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers.

    • July 30, 1792 500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national anthem for first time

    • July 30, 1822 James Varick becomes first bishop of Afr Meth Episcopal Zion Church

    • July 30, 1825 Malden Island discovered.

    • July 30, 1836 The first English newspaper published in Hawaii

    • July 30, 1839 "Slave rebels, take over slaver Amistad"

    • July 30, 1863 "Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, promising to stop harassing the emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah."

    • July 30, 1863 "Pres Lincoln issues ""eye-for-eye"" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot"

    • July 30, 1866 "New Orleans's Democratic government ordered police to raid an integrated GOP meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150."

    • July 30, 1870 "Staten Island ferry ""Westfield"" burns, killing 100"

    • July 30, 1898 """Scientific America"" carried the first magazine automobile ad. The Winton Motor Car Company of Cleveland, OH invited readers to ""Dispense with a Horse."""

    • July 30, 1908 Around the World Autombile Race ends in Paris

    • July 30, 1909 John A Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League

    • July 30, 1909 US Army accepts delivery of first military airplane

    • July 30, 1913 Conclusion of the 2nd Balkan War

    • July 30, 1916 "German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on Black Tom Island, NJ"

    • July 30, 1918 "Units of First Marine Aviation Force arrive at Brest, France"

    • July 30, 1923 New Zealand claims Ross Dependency

    • July 30, 1928 George Eastman demonstrates first color movie

    • July 30, 1930 "In Montevideo, Uruguay win the first Football World Cup."

    • July 30, 1930 Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for soccer's first World Cup in Montevideo

    • July 30, 1932 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles

    • July 30, 1932 "The Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles, CA. The Games would revisit Los Angeles -- and the same venues of the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Rose Bowl, etc. -- in 1984."

    • July 30, 1932 "Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first Academy Award winning cartoon and first cartoon short to use Technicolor, premieres."

    • July 30, 1941 "HMS CACHALOT, sunk after a collision NW of Benghazi, eastern Libya - rammed by Italian torpedo boat 'Papa'."

    • July 30, 1941 "Japanese aircraft bomb USS Tutuila (PR-4) at Chungking, China; First Navy ship damaged by Axis during World War II."

    • July 30, 1942 "FDR signs act establishing WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). During World War II, over 80,000 officer and enlisted women served in the WAVES."

    • July 30, 1942 "German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia"

    • July 30, 1943 Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy)

    • July 30, 1944 "Naval Task Force lands Army troops near Cape Opmarai, New Guinea."

    • July 30, 1945 "Japanese submarine, I-58, sinks USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in Philippine Sea; 316 out of 1199 crew survived."

    • July 30, 1946 "The first rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, NM"

    • July 30, 1948 Professional wrestling premiers on prime-time network TV (DuMont)

    • July 30, 1953 Rikidzan holds a ceremony announcing the establishment of the Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance.

    • July 30, 1956 "A Joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing ""In God We Trust"" as the U.S. national motto."

    • July 30, 1956 "The phrase ""In God We Trust"" was adopted as the U.S. national motto."

    • July 30, 1956 "US motto ""In God We Trust"" authorized"

    • July 30, 1960 The first AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)

    • July 30, 1965 "LBJ signs Medicare bill, which went into effect following year"

    • July 30, 1966 "Beatles' ""Yesterday... & Today,"" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks"

    • July 30, 1966 England beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London

    • July 30, 1967 Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed)

    • July 30, 1968 "Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away"

    • July 30, 1969 "Barbra Striesand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas"

    • July 30, 1970 "30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield Ct"

    • July 30, 1970 "Smirnova discover asteroid 1835 Gajdariya, 2032 Ethel & 2349 Kurchenko"

    • July 30, 1971 "An All Nippon Airways Boeing 727 and a Japanese Air Force F-86 collide over Morioka, Japan killing 162."

    • July 30, 1971 Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162

    • July 30, 1971 US Apollo 15 lands on Mare Imbrium on the Moon

    • July 30, 1974 House of Reps recommends 3 articles of impeachment of Nixon

    • July 30, 1974 Watergate Scandal: US President Richard M. Nixon releases subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the United States Supreme Court.

    • July 30, 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."

    • July 30, 1975 Teamsters Pres Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit still not found

    • July 30, 1976 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball

    • July 30, 1980 British New Hebrides becomes independent & takes name Vanuatu

    • July 30, 1980 Vanuatu gains independence.

    • July 30, 1983 "Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, Calif"

    • July 30, 1983 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg

    • July 30, 1984 "Alvenus tanker at Cameron La, spills 2.8 million gallons of oil"

    • July 30, 1985 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-I mission

    • July 30, 1988 "Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver BC, to Halifax, NS (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min)"

    • July 30, 1990 5 Bank of Credit & Commerce members found guilty of money

    • July 30, 1990 The first Saturn automobile rolls off the assembly line.

    • July 30, 1991 MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993

    • July 30, 1997 "Eighteen lives are lost in the Thredbo Landslide in New South Wales, Australia."

    • July 30, 2002 "The accounting law referred to as ""The Sarbanes Oxley Act"" was signed into law by United States President George W. Bush."

    • July 30, 2003 "In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line."

    • July 30, 2006 "At least 28 Lebanese civilians, including 16 children, were killed when Israel Air Force attacked a building in Qana in what is called the Second Qana massacre."

    • July 30, 2006 World's longest running music show Top of the Pops broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.

    • July 30, 2007 John Brumby becomes Premier of Victoria following the resignation of Steve Bracks.







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