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    What happened on July 30 in History

    DateWhat happened
    July 30, 1619The House of Burgesses convenes for the first time at Jamestown, Va.
    July 30, 1787The French parliament refuses to approve a more equitable land tax.
    July 30, 1799The French garrison at Mantua, Italy, surrenders to the Austrians.
    July 30, 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.
    July 30, 1919Federal troops are called out to put down Chicago race riots.
    July 30, 1938George Eastman demonstrates his color motion picture process.
    July 30, 1940A bombing lull ends the first phase of the Battle of Britain.
    July 30, 1960Over 60,000 Buddhists march in protest against the Diem government in South Vietnam.
    July 30, 1965President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law.
    July 30, 1967General William Westmoreland claims that he is winning the war in Vietnam, but needs more men.
    July 30, 1975Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears, last seen coming out of a restaurant in Bloomingfield Hills, Michigan.
    July 30, 1988 King Hussein dissolves Jordan’s Parliament, surrenders Jordan’s claims to the West Bank to the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
    July 30, 1990Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent forces George Steinbrenner to resign as principal parter of the New York Yankees.
    July 30, 2003The last of the uniquely shaped "old style" Volkswagen Beetles rolls off the assembly line in Mexico.
    July 30, 2012Blackout in India as power grid failure leaves 300 million+ without power.

    Born on July 30

    July 30, 1818Emily Bronte, author (Wuthering Heights).
    July 30, 1857Thorstein Veblen, economist and sociologist (The Theory of the Leisure Class).
    July 30, 1863Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.
    July 30, 1889Casey Stengel, New York Yankees manager.
    July 30, 1898Henry Moore, English sculptor.
    July 30, 1909C. Northcote Parkinson, historian and author.
    July 30, 1924William H. Gass, writer (Omensetter’s Luck).
    July 30, 1940Patricia Shroeder, U.S. Congresswoman.
    July 30, 1941Paul Anka, singer ("Puppy Love," "You Are My Destiny").
    July 30, 1945David Sanborn, Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist ("Inside," "Close-Up").
    July 30, 1947Arnold Schwarzenegger, body builder (Mr. Universe, seven-time Mr. Olympia), actor (Terminator, Total Recall), 38th governor of California.
    July 30, 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.
    July 30, 1961Laurence Fishburne, actor (The Matrix series, The Tuskegee Airmen TV movie, CSI – Crime Scene Investigation TV series).