July 30 Events in History - July 30 Birthdays - July 30 Deaths
2015 Animal rights activists lose a case to free two chimpanzees being held for research purposes; the activists argued that the animals are highly intelligent and should be treated as humans with similar legal rights
2014 Bank of America must pay $1.3 billion in a civil lawsuit over fraud committed by lending unit Countrywide Financial, which operated a scheme nicknamed 'Hustle' that resulted in large numbers of unsubstantiated mortgages during 2007-2008
2014 U.S. Congress votes to sue the Obama administration, claiming that the president overstepped his authority by independently delaying a provision of the Obamacare law without seeking required congressional approval
2013 Israel and Palestinian officials agree to resume negotiations for a peace agreement
2013 The Pakistani electorate vote for Mamnoon Hussain as the country's 12th President
2012 Over 300 million people are left without power in Delhi, India, due to a power grid failure
2012 A truth commission created by Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff convenes to investigate the country's military dictatorship
2011 Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter, Zara Phillips marries Mike Tindall, an England rugby union international
2011 NATO announces it destroyed three television distribution facilities in Tripoli, Libya
2010 Two U.S. embassy cars are set on fire in Kabul after a U.S. vehicle collides with a civilian vehicle
1997 Terrorist double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, kills 14
1996 Tommy Lasoda retires as Los Angeles Dodger manager
1995 Becky Iverson wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
1995 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win vs. WI
1995 Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford
1995 Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter basaeball's Hall of Fame
1994 Record 103.8 degrees F (39.9 degrees C) in Preschen Lausitz Germany
1992 Lin Li swims female world record/OR 200m medley (2:11.65)
1991 MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993
1991 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
1990 5 Bank of Credit and Commerce members found guilty of money
1990 Graham Gooch scores 123 vs. India to follow up 1st innings 333
1990 Soldiers opens fire on worshippers in Monrovian church, 200-600 die
1990 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of New York Yankees
1989 Chile amends its constitution
1989 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
1988 Cincinnati Red pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
1988 Harry Drake shoots arrow record 1873m
1988 James Ogilvy, under English princess Alexandra, marries Julia Rawlinson
1988 John Franco saves record 13th game of July
1988 Jordanian King Hussein renounces sovereignity over West Bank to PLO
1988 King Hussein dissolves Jordan's House of Representatives
1988 Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver BC, to Halifax, NS (13 days, 15 hours, 4 minutes)
1985 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-51-I mission
1985 Valerie Lowrance, of Texas, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
1984 Alvenus tanker at Cameron La, spills 2.8 million gallons of oil
1984 Holly Roffey (11 days) gets heart transplant
1984 Soap Opera "Santa Barbara" premieres on NBC TV
1983 Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, California
1983 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of U.S.S.R. jerks a record 261 kg
1982 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
1982 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear Test
1981 Belgian Senate accept laws against racism
1981 Simon Gray's "Quartermaine's Terms," premieres in London
1980 Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
1980 Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain and France
1978 Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits and NL-record-tying 8 home runs
1978 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
1976 Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy
1976 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
1975 Simon Gray's "Otherwise Engaged," premieres in London
1975 Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit
1974 House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd and last charge of "high crimes and misdemeanors" to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up
1973 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0
1972 "Ain't Supposed to Die Death" closes at Barrymore New York City after 325 performances
1972 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
1971 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)
1971 George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"
1971 Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162
1971 U.S. Apollo 15 (Scott and Irwin) lands on Mare Imbrium on the Moon
1970 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield, Connecticut
1969 Astros Denis Menke and Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets
1969 Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas
1969 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1969 Mariner 6 passes Venus on 3410 km (74 photos)
1968 Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away
1968 Washington Senator Ron Hansen makes 1st unassisted triple-play in 41 years
1967 Clifford Ann Creed/Margie Masters wins Yankee Ladies' Team Golf Champ
1967 Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed)
1966 Beatles' "Yesterday... and Today," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 5 weeks
1966 England beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London
1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open
1966 U.S. airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam
1965 Charles Ives' "From the Steeples and the Mountains," premieres
1965 Duke Ellington's "Golden Brown and the Green Apple," premieres
1965 Lyndon Baines Johnson signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966
1965 Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
1964 U.S. naval fire on Hon Ngu/Hon Mo, North Vietnam
1963 British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow
1962 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
1962 All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)
1961 43rd PGA Championship: Jerry Barber shoots a 277 at Olympia Fields IL
1961 Judy Kimball wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
1960 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)
1959 In his major league debut, San Francisco Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4
1956 U.S. motto, In God We Trust, authorized
1955 Louison Bobet wins his 3rd Tour de France
1954 Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles
1954 Elvis Presley joins Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71
1952 Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid
1951 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players
1949 British warship HMS Amethyst escape down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff
1948 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record (10K - 29:59.6)
1948 Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (DuMont)
1947 Cincinnati Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to New York Giants 5-4
1946 1st rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, New Mexico
1945 Philippines Sea: U.S. cruiser Indianapolis torpedoed/sinks, 880 die
1944 Heavy battles at Tessy-sur-Vire and Villebaudon Normandy
1944 U.S. 30th division reaches suburbs of St-Lo Normandy
1943 Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy)
1943 U.S. 45th Infantry division occupies San Stefano
1942 Franklin D. Roosevelt signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES)
1942 German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
1942 German occupiers set night curfew on Jews in Netherlands
1941 German occupiers forbid SDAP, VDB, ARP, RKSP, CHU and SGP in Netherlands
1939 Belgium Sylvere Maes wins 33rd Tour de France
1938 General Metaxas names himself premier of Greece
1937 Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays 1st base and registers no put outs
1935 1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution
1933 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
1932 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
1930 1st broadcast of "Death Valley Days" on NBC-radio
1930 Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for soccer's 1st World Cup in Montevideo
1928 George Eastman shows 1st color motion pictures
1926 Albanian boundaries deduced
1923 New Zealand claims Ross Dependency
1917 Board of Commissioners of Cleveland Metroparks has its 1st meeting
1916 German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on Black Tom Island, New Jersey
1914 Austrian-Hungary and Russia proclaim general mobilization
1914 French troops withdraw 10 km from German border
1914 John French appointed British supreme commander
1913 Conclusion of 2nd Balkan War
1909 John A. Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
1909 Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army
1908 Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris
1905 Dutch Covenant of Worker's union, NVV, forms
1902 Anti-Jewish rioters attack funeral procession of Rabbi Joseph (New York City)
1898 Will Kieth Kellogg invents Corn Flakes
1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Naval Treaty"
1878 German anti-semitism begins during the Reichstag election
1878 Russian assault on Plevna Turkey, 7,300 Russian casualties
1874 1st baseball teams to play outside U.S., Boston-Philadelphia in British Isles
1870 Staten Island ferry "Westfield" burns, killing 100
1866 Race riot in New Orleans
1865 Pope Pius IX visits Suriname
1864 Battle of the Crater: General Burnsides fails on attack of Petersburg
1864 Confederate troops attack Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in fire
1863 President Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot
1844 1st U.S. yacht club organized, New York Yacht Club
1839 Slave rebels, take over slaver Amistad
1836 1st English newspaper published in Hawaii
1826 Java prince Dipo Negoro surprise attacks Dutch colony, 82 killed
1824 Gioacchino Rossini becomes manager of Theatre Italian, Paris
1822 James Varick becomes 1st bishop of Afr Meth Episcopal Zion Church
1809 English invasion army lands in Walcheren
1792 500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national anthem for 1st time
1775 Captain Cook with Resolution returns to England
1739 Caspar Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, New Jersey
1733 Society of Freemasons opens 1st American lodge in Boston
1729 City of Baltimore founded
1715 Spanish gold and silver fleet disappears off St. Lucie, Florida
1678 English troops lands in Flanders
1655 Dutch troops occupy Fort Assahudi Seram
1653 Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland
1650 Prince Willem II occupies Amsterdam
1646 English parliament sets king Charles I Newcastle Propositions
1626 Earthquake hits Naples; 10,000 die
1619 House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective U.S. governing body
1618 Prince Maurits' troops pull into Utrecht
1601 Spanish garrison of Rhine birch surrenders to Earl Mauritius
1537 Resistant of Bomy: French/Dutch cease fire
1419 Anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, stormtown hall in Prague and throw Catholic councillors out the windows
1178 Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy
657 St. Vitalian begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Eugene I
579 Benedict I ends his reign as Catholic Pope