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    World Map / This Day in History / What Happend on July 30

    July 30 in History

    1619The House of Burgesses convenes for the first time at Jamestown, Va.
    1787The French parliament refuses to approve a more equitable land tax.
    1799The French garrison at Mantua, Italy, surrenders to the Austrians.
    1864In an effort to penetrate the Confederate lines around Petersburg, Va. Union troops explode a mine underneath the Confederate trenches but fail to break through. The ensuing action is known as the Battle of the Crater.
    1919Federal troops are called out to put down Chicago race riots.
    1938George Eastman demonstrates his color motion picture process.
    1940A bombing lull ends the first phase of the Battle of Britain.
    1960Over 60,000 Buddhists march in protest against the Diem government in South Vietnam.
    1965President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law.
    1967General William Westmoreland claims that he is winning the war in Vietnam, but needs more men.
    1975Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears, last seen coming out of a restaurant in Bloomingfield Hills, Michigan.
    1988 King Hussein dissolves Jordan’s Parliament, surrenders Jordan’s claims to the West Bank to the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
    1990Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent forces George Steinbrenner to resign as principal parter of the New York Yankees.
    2003The last of the uniquely shaped "old style" Volkswagen Beetles rolls off the assembly line in Mexico.
    2012Blackout in India as power grid failure leaves 300 million+ without power.

    Born on July 30

    1818Emily Bronte, author (Wuthering Heights).
    1857Thorstein Veblen, economist and sociologist (The Theory of the Leisure Class).
    1863Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.
    1889Casey Stengel, New York Yankees manager.
    1898Henry Moore, English sculptor.
    1909C. Northcote Parkinson, historian and author.
    1924William H. Gass, writer (Omensetter’s Luck).
    1940Patricia Shroeder, U.S. Congresswoman.
    1941Paul Anka, singer ("Puppy Love," "You Are My Destiny").
    1945David Sanborn, Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist ("Inside," "Close-Up").
    1947Arnold Schwarzenegger, body builder (Mr. Universe, seven-time Mr. Olympia), actor (Terminator, Total Recall), 38th governor of California.
    1958Kate Bush, singer, songwriter; first woman to have a UK number-one single with a self-written song ("Wuthering Heights"); appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 2013.
    1961Laurence Fishburne, actor (The Matrix series, The Tuskegee Airmen TV movie, CSI – Crime Scene Investigation TV series).