JULY 30 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

0762 – Baghdad was founded by caliph Al-Mansur on the 30th July in the year 762.

1502 – Christopher Columbus landed at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras on the 30th July 1502, during his 4th voyage.

1629 – An earthquake in Naples, Italy killed about 10,000 people on the 30th July 1629.

1729 – Foundation of Baltimore, Maryland was on the 30th July 1729.

1733 – The 1st Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States was constituted in Massachusetts on the 30th July 1733.

1818 – Emily Brontë the English author and poet was born on the 30th July 1818 (died 1848).

1859 – First ascent of Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps, was on the 30th July 1859.

1863 – Henry Ford the American businessman and founder of the Ford Motor Company was born on the 30th July 1863 (died 1947).

1930 – In MontevideoUruguay won the 1st FIFA World Cup on the 30th July 1930.

1932 – Premiere of Walt Disney‘s Flowers and Trees, was on the 30th July 1932. It was the 1st cartoon short to use Technicolor and the 1st Academy Award winning cartoon short.

1936 – Buddy Guy the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 30th July 1936.

1947 – Arnold Schwarzenegger the Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, politician and the 38th Governor of California was born on the 30th July 1947.

1950 – Frank Stallone the American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor was born on the 30th July 1950.

1958 – Kate Bush the English singer-songwriter and producer was born on the 30th July 1958.

1963 – Lisa Kudrow the American actress, screenwriter, and producer was born on the 30th July 1963.

1965 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act of 1965 into law on the 30th July 1965, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.

1969 – Simon Baker the Australian actor, director and producer was born on the 30th July 1969.

1971 – Apollo programApollo 15 Mission – David Scott and James Irwin on the Apollo Lunar Module module Falcon landed on the Moon with the 1st Lunar Rover on the 30th July 1971.

1971 – Tom Green the Canadian comedian, actor, and rapper was born on the 30th July 1971.

1974 – Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon released subpoenaed White House recordings on the 30th July 1974, after being ordered to do so by the Supreme Court of the United States.

1974 – Hilary Swank the American actress and producer was born on the 30th July 1974.

1978 – The 730 (transport)Okinawa Prefecture changes its traffic on the right-hand side of the road to the left-hand side.

1980 – Vanuatu gained independence on the 30th July 1980..

1997 ~ The THREDBO LANDSLiDE occurred at the Thredbo village ski resort in New South Wales, Australia, on the 30th July 1997. Two ski lodges were destroyed in the landslide, leaving 18 people dead.

2003 – In Mexico, the last ‘old style’ Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line on the 30th July 2003.

2006 – The world’s longest running music show Top of the Pops was broadcast for the last time on BBC Two on the 30th July 2006. The show had aired for 42 years.

2012 – A power grid failure left 7 states in northern India without power on the 30th July 2012, affecting 360 million people.

Today in History for July 30th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

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