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July 30 Historical Events

The following events took place on July 30. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 44 events. Showing 1 - 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.
  • 1502
    Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage.
  • 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.
  • 1619
    In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.
  • 1626
    An earthquake in Naples, Italy, kills about 10,000 people.
  • 1635
    Eighty Years’ War: The Siege of Schenkenschans begins; Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, begins the recapture of the strategically important fortress from the Spanish Army.
  • 1656
    Swedish forces under the command of King Charles X Gustav defeat the forces of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth at the Battle of Warsaw.
  • 1676
    Nathaniel Bacon issues the “Declaration of the People of Virginia”, beginning Bacon’s Rebellion against the rule of Governor William Berkeley.
  • 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 City, Mexico.
  • 1825
    Malden Island is discovered by captain George Byron, 7th Baron Byron.
  • 1859
    First ascent of Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
  • 1863
    American Indian Wars: Representatives of the United States and tribal leaders including Chief Pocatello (of the Shoshone) sign the Treaty of Box Elder.
  • 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, Louisiana’s Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.
  • 1871
    The Staten Island Ferry Westfield's boiler explodes, killing over 85 people.
  • 1912
    Japan’s Emperor Meiji dies and is succeeded by his son Yoshihito, who is now known as the Emperor Taishō.
  • 1916
    Black Tom Island explosion in Jersey City, New Jersey.
  • 1930
    In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first FIFA World Cup.
  • 1932
    Premiere of Walt Disney’s Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short.
  • 1945
    World War II: warship Japanese submarine sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    The Trans-Canada Highway, the largest national highway in the world, is officially opened.
  • 1965
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.
  • 1966
    England defeats West Germany to win the 1966 FIFA World Cup at Wembley after extra time.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon makes an unscheduled visit to South Vietnam and meets with President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu and U.S. military commanders.

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