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Monday, July 30, 2012

31 ndash In the worst power outage in world history, the 2012 India blackouts leave 620 million people without power.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Afghan War Diary

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Iranian police clash with mourners at a Tehranian cemetery for a memorial to those killed in post-election violence, using teargas to disperse crowds from the grave of Neda Agha-Soltan and forcing Opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi to make his exit. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8175764.stm (BBC) //www.rte.ie/news/2009/0730/iran.html (RTÉ)

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

The last Volkswagen Type 1 rolls off its production line in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.

Sunday, July 30, 2000

Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez is reelected with 59% of the vote.

Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Boeing and McDonnell Douglas complete a merger.
18 people are killed in the Thredbo landslide in the Snowy Mountains resort in Australia. Stuart Diver is the only survivor.

Tuesday, July 30, 1991

In Haiti, a jury convicts Tonton Macoute of attempting to overthrow Haiti's first democratically-elected government.
Warsaw Treaty Organization officially dissolved in accordance with a protocol calling for a “transition to all-European structures.
The United States and the Soviet Union sign the START I treaty limiting strategic nuclear weapons.

Monday, July 30, 1990

A Provisional Irish Republican Armycar bomb kills former British politician and former Member of Parliament Ian Gow outside his home in England.

Saturday, July 30, 1977

United States Senate hearings on MKULTRA are held.
Left-wing German terrorists Susanne Albrecht,//www.baader-meinhof.com/who/terrorists/raf/albrechtsusanne.html Baader-Meinhof.com Brigitte Mohnhaupt and a third person assassinate Jürgen Ponto,//www.dresdner-bank.com/content/03_unternehmen/05_gesellschaftliches_engagement/02_ponto_stiftung/ Dresdner-Bank.com chairman of the Dresdner Bank in Oberursel, West Germany.
The Tandy CorporationTRS-80 Model I computer is announced at a press conference.

Friday, July 30, 1976

The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago becomes a republic, replacing Elizabeth II with a President as its head of state.
NASA releases the famous Face on Mars photo, taken by Viking 1.
Racing Chion Niki Lauda suffers serious burns in the German Grand Prix.
The Seattle Seahawks play their first football game.
The Big Thompson River in northern Colorado floods, destroying more than 400 cars and houses and killing 143 people.

Wednesday, July 30, 1975

In Detroit, Michigan, former Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa is reported missing.

Monday, July 30, 1973

Militant protesters led by Ian Paisley disrupt the first sitting of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
A Delta Air Lines Flight 173DC9-31 aircraft lands short of Boston's Logan Airport runway in poor visibility, striking a sea wall about 165 feet (50 m) to the right of the runway centerline and about 3,000 feet (914 m) short. All 6 crew members and 83 passengers are killed, 1 of the passengers dying several months after the accident.
An 11-year legal action for the victims of Thalidomide ends.

Friday, July 30, 1971

In Japan, an All Nippon Airways Boeing 727 collides with a Japanese fighter jet 162 people are killed.

Thursday, July 30, 1970

Damages totalling £485,528 are awarded to 28 Thalidomide victims.

Wednesday, July 30, 1969

Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon makes an unscheduled visit to South Vietnam, meeting with President Nguyen Van Thieu and U.S. military commanders.

Tuesday, July 30, 1968

Thames Television starts transmission in London.

Sunday, July 30, 1967

The 1967 Milwaukee race riots begin, lasting through August 2 and leading to a ten-day shutdown of the city from August 1.

Saturday, July 30, 1966

Sniper Charles Whitman kills 13 people and wounds 31 from atop the University of Texas at Austin Main Building tower, after earlier killing his wife and mother.
England beats West Germany 4–2 to win the 1966 FIFA World Cup at Wembley after extra time.
A military coup occurs in Nigeria General Yakubu Gowon takes over.

Friday, July 30, 1965

War on Poverty: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.

Tuesday, July 30, 1963

The Soviet newspaper "Izvestia" reports that Kim Philby has been given asylum in Moscow.

Monday, July 30, 1956

A Joint Resolution of Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto.

Monday, July 30, 1951

David Lean's "Oliver Twist" is finally shown in the United States, after 10 minutes of supposedly anti-Semitic references and closeups of Alec Guinness as Fagin are cut. It will not be shown uncut in the U.S. until 1970.
August ndash Paramount Pictures releases George Pal science fiction film "When Worlds Collide".

Saturday, July 30, 1949

Monday, July 30, 1945

WWII: The heavy cruiser USS \\'\\'Indianapolis\\'\\' is hit and sunk by torpedoes from the "Japanese submarine I-58" in the Philippine Sea. Some 900 survivors jump into the sea and are adrift for up to four days. Nearly 600 die before help arrives. Captain Charles B. McVay III of the cruiser is later court-martialed and convicted.

Thursday, July 30, 1942

Saturday, July 30, 1938

The first ever issue of "The Beano" is published.
August ndash In the face of overwhelming Japanese military pressure, Chiang Kai-shek withdraws his government to Chungking.

Friday, July 30, 1920

Irish-born Australian Catholic Bishop Daniel Mannix is detained onboard ship off Queenstown and prevented from landing in Ireland or from speaking in the main Irish Catholic communities elsewhere in the United Kingdom.
France prohibits the sale or prescription of contraceptives.

Monday, July 30, 1917

The Parliament of Finland is dissolved by the Russian Provisional Government. New elections are held in the autumn, resulting in a bourgeois majority.

Sunday, July 30, 1916

German agents cause the Black Tom explosion in Jersey City, New Jersey, an act of sabotage destroying an ammunition depot and killing at least 7 people.

Tuesday, July 30, 1912

Emperor Meiji of Japan dies. He is succeeded by his son Yoshihito who becomes Emperor Taishō. In Japanese History, the event marks the end of the Meiji era and the beginning of the Taishō era.

Thursday, July 30, 1903

August 23 (July 17ndashAugust 10, O.S.) ndash Second Congress of the All-Russian Social Democratic Labour Party held in exile in Brussels, transferring to London.

Sunday, July 30, 1899

The Harriman Alaska Expedition ends successfully.

Thursday, July 30, 1896

August ndash An extraordinary heat wave affects the northeastern United States.
Shortly after 6:30 pm, at a crossing just west of Atlantic City, New Jersey, two trains collide, crushing five loaded passenger coaches, killing fifty and seriously injuring approximately sixty, in the 1896 Atlantic City rail crash.

Monday, July 30, 1877

The second battle in the Siege of Plevna is fought.

Sunday, July 30, 1865

The steamer "Brother Jonathan" sinks off the California coast, killing 225.

Saturday, July 30, 1864

American Civil War ndash Battle of the Crater: Union forces attempt to break Confederate lines by exploding a large bomb under their trenches.

Thursday, July 30, 1863

American 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.

Saturday, July 30, 1859

Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps, is first ascended.

Saturday, July 30, 1836

The first English language newspaper is published in Hawaii.

Saturday, July 30, 1825

Malden Island (an uninhabited island in the central Pacific Ocean) is discovered. ! this is really not noteworthy, but i can't think of a better place to put it for now. Can't find a timeline of discoveries or such

Tuesday, July 30, 1811

mdash Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla is executed as a rebel by the Spanish government of New Spain.

Sunday, July 30, 1809

Walcheren Caign: A British invasion army lands on Walcheren.

Saturday, July 30, 1757

Seven Years\\' War ndash Battle of Gross-Jägersdorf: A Prussian army under Hans von Lehwald is defeated by the Russian army of Marshal Stepan Apraksin.

Friday, July 30, 1756

Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers.

Thursday, July 30, 1733

The first Freemasons lodge opens in what will become the United States of America.

Saturday, July 30, 1729

Baltimore, Maryland is founded.

Friday, July 30, 1655

Dutch troops capture Fort Assahudi Seram.

Monday, July 30, 1646

The English Parliament sets the Newcastle Propositions for King Charles I.

Tuesday, July 30, 1630

August ndash Thirty Years\\' War: As a result of heavy pressure from the Prince-electors, Ferdinand II dismisses general Wallenstein from command of the imperial army.
John Winthrop helps in founding a church in Massachusetts which will later become known as First Church in Boston.

Thursday, July 30, 1626

An earthquake strikes Naples, killing 10,000.

Tuesday, July 30, 1619

In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.
August ndash Captain Jope's ship brings the first Africans to what will later be called America. Jope trades these Africans for food and supplies. This trade of Africans is as temporary indentured servants in the same way that English whites are owned as laborers in the New World. Because the Spanish had Christianized these Africans, this labor arrangement is for a specified time and then they are free to live their lives, just as the English laborers are. These Africans had been stolen from the cargo of a Spanish vessel on the high seas. The enslavement of Africans in America is progressively and intentionally implemented later, beginning with the sentencing of John Punch in 1640.

Thursday, July 30, 1609

At what is now Crown Point, New York, Samuel de Chlain participates in a battle between the Huron and Iroquois, shooting and killing two Iroquois chiefs this helps set the tone for French–Iroquois relations for the next 100 years.

Thursday, July 30, 1592

Alonso de Sotomayor petitions the viceroy of Peru for more troops to help resist attacks by Indians and English pirates.

Tuesday, July 20, 1529 (Julianian calendar)

Only Continental outbreak of English sweating sickness reaches Lübeck, spreading from there into Schleswig-Holstein in next few months.Christiansen, John (2009), "The English Sweat in Lübeck and North Germany, 1529". "'Med. Hist."' 53: 415-424.

Thursday, July 20, 1503 (Julianian calendar)

Saint Helena is first definitely sighted, by ships of Portuguese navigator Estêvão da Gama returning from the East.

Friday, July 21, 1419 (Julianian calendar)

The first Defenestration of Prague occurs.

Saturday, July 22, 1335 (Julianian calendar)

Monday, July 26, 762 (Julianian calendar)

Abbasid caliph al-Mansur founds a new capital at Baghdad, Iraq.
Seeptember–December ndash Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya raises the banner of a revolt against the Abbasids at Medina, followed by his brother Ibrahim at Basra. Muhammad's rebellion is suppressed and he is killed by Abbasid troops under Isa ibn Musa in December.
Tang military leader Li Fuguo kills the wife of Suzong, Empress Zhang,and shortly afterward Suzong dies of a heart attack Daizong kills Li.

Friday, July 26, 720 (Julianian calendar)

In the Tang Dynasty Chinese capital of Chang'an, the walls of a gated city ward collapse during the night, which unexpectedly form a large pool out in the open. This is most likely caused by a sinkhole created when ground water eroded the limestone bedrock beneath. As a consequence of this, more than 500 homes are destroyed (Benn, 50).
The Byzantine emperor Leo III the Isaurian orders the execution of the ex-emperor Anastasius II.
In the Tang Dynasty Chinese capital of Chang\\\'an, the walls of a gated city ward collapse during the night, which unexpectedly form a large pool out in the open. This is most likely caused by a sinkhole created when ground water eroded the limestonebedrock beneath. As a consequence of this, more than 500 homes are destroyed (Benn, 50).
The former governor of Iraq, Yazid ibn al-Muhallab, rebels and is defeated and killed by the Caliph's forces under Al-Abbas ibn al-Walid and Maslamah ibn Abd al-Malik.

Thursday, July 27, 657 (Julianian calendar)

Saint Hilda founds an abbey on the Yorkshire coast at Whitby.
Pope Vitalian succeeds Pope Eugene I as the 76th pope.
Source: Wikipedia