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1971George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"

1928George Eastman shows 1st color motion pictures (US)

1989Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

1951Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players

2004"Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle", starring Kal Penn and John Cho, is released

1965Duke Ellington's "Golden Brown & the Green Apple" premieres

1942FDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES)

1943Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy)

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open

1995Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter baseball's Hall of Fame

2002The accounting law referred to as "The Sarbanes Oxley Act" is signed into law by President George W. Bush.

1969Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas

1178Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy

1965LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966

1646English parliament sets king Charles I Newcastle Propositions

1978Pat Bradley wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic

1954Elvis Presley joins Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71

1990George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees

July 30th Historical Events
Date Event
579
Benedict I ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
657
St Vitalian begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Eugene I 
1178
Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy 
1419
First defenestration of Prague: anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, storm the Prague town hall and throw the judge, mayor and several city council members (either 7 or 13) out the windows. They all either died in the fall or were killed by the crowd outside. 
1537
Resistant of Bomy: French/Dutch cease fire 
1601
Spanish garrison of Rhine birch surrenders to Earl Mauritius 
1618
Prince Maurits' troops pull into Utrecht 
1619
House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective American governing body 
1646
English parliament sets king Charles I Newcastle Propositions 
1650
Prince Willem II occupies Amsterdam 
1653
Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland 
1655
Dutch troops occupy Fort Assahudi Seram 
1678
English troops land in Flanders 
1715
Spanish gold & silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida 
1729
City of Baltimore founded 
1733
Society of Freemasons opens 1st American lodge in Boston 
1739
Caspar Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, NJ 
1756
Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers. 
1775
Captain Cook with Resolution returns to England 
1792
500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national anthem for 1st time 
1809
British armed force of 39,000 lands in Walcheren 
1811
Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico. 
1822
James Varick becomes 1st bishop of Afr Meth Episcopal Zion Church 
1824
Gioacchino Rossini becomes manager of Theatre Italian, Paris 
1825
Malden Island is discovered. 
1826
Java prince Dipo Negoro surprise attacks Dutch colony, 82 killed 
1836
First English language newspaper published in Hawaii 
1844
1st US yacht club organized, NY Yacht Club 
1863
President Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot 
1863
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. 
1864
Battle of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania - burned by Union forces under McCausland 
1864
Battle of the Crater: Gen Burnsides fails on attack of Petersburg 
1865
Pope Pius IX visits Suriname 
1866
New Orleans's Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150. 
1869
The Charles, considered the world's first "oil tanker", departs from the United States headed for Europe with a bulk capacity of 7,000 barrels of oil 
1870
Staten Island ferry "Westfield" burns, killing 100 
1870
The Republic of Klipdrift is proclaimed by Transvaal President Andries Pretorius after the discovery of diamonds in South Africa in 1866 resulted in a flood of treasure hunters; ownership of the diamond fields was contested by the Boer republics 
1872
Mahlon Loomis patents wireless telegraphy 
1874
1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Phila in British Isles 
1878
German anti-semitism begins during the Reichstag election 
1878
Russian assault on Plevna Turkey, 7,300 Russian casualties 
1889
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Naval Treaty" (BG) 
1898
Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes 
1900
British Parliament passes several progressive social acts: a Mines Act, a Workmen's Compensation Act and a Railway Act 
1902
Anti-Jewish rioters attack funeral procession of Rabbi Joseph (NYC) 
1905
Dutch Covenant of Worker's union, NVV, forms 
1907
Russia and Japan sign an agreement guaranteeing freedom of China while recognizing each other's special interests 
1907
The Filipinos elect their first legislature; it will meet on 16 October 
1907
Starting today, the French bombard Casablanca and land troops to occupy the Atlantic-coast region of Morocco after attacks on foreigners 
1908
Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris 
1909
John A Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League 
1909
Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army 
1913
Conclusion of 2nd Balkan War 
1914
Austrian-Hungary & Russia proclaim general mobilization 
1914
French troops withdraw 10 km from German border 
1914
John French appointed British supreme commander 
1914
After initial reluctance, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia is persuaded to decree a general mobilizations in response to Austria; 'Think of the thousands and thousands of men who will be sent to their deaths!' he claims 
1916
German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on Black Tom Island, NJ 
1917
Board of Commissioners of Cleveland Metroparks has its 1st meeting 
1921
The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) forms; the party changed its name to the South African Communist Party (SACP) in 1953, after it had been forced underground 
1923
New Zealand claims Ross Dependency 
1926
Albanian boundaries deduced 
1928
George Eastman shows 1st color motion pictures (US) 
1930
1st broadcast of "Death Valley Days" on NBC-radio 
1930
Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for soccer's 1st World Cup in Montevideo 
1932
10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles 
1933
28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2) 
1935
1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution 
1937
Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays 1st base & registers no put outs 
1938
Gen Metaxas names himself premier of Greece 
1939
Belgium Sylvere Maes wins 33rd Tour de France 
1941
German occupiers forbid SDAP, VDB, ARP, RKSP, CHU & SGP in Netherlands 
1942
FDR 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 
1943
Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy) 
1943
US 45th Infantry division occupies San Stefano 
1944
Heavy battles at Tessy-sur-Vire & Villebaudon Normandy 
1944
US 30th division reaches suburbs of St-Lo Normandy 
1945
Philippines Sea: US cruiser Indianapolis torpedoed/sinks, 880 die 
1946
1st rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, NM 
1947
Cin Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4 
1948
Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record (10K - 29:59.6) 
1948
Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (DuMont) 
1949
British warship HMS Amethyst escapes down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff 
1951
Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players 
1952
Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid 
1953
Rikidōzan holds a ceremony announcing the establishment of the Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance. 
1954
Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles 
1954
Elvis Presley joins Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71 
1955
Louison Bobet wins his 3rd Tour de France 
1956
US motto "In God We Trust" authorized 
1959
In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4 
1960
1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7) 
1961
43rd PGA Championship: Jerry Barber shoots a 277 at Olympia Fields IL 
1961
Judy Kimball wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open 
1962
33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago 
1962
All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels) 
1963
British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow 
1964
US naval fire on Hon Ngu/Hon Mo, North Vietnam 
1965
Charles Ives' "From the Steeples & the Mountains" premieres 
1965
Duke Ellington's "Golden Brown & the Green Apple" premieres 
1965
LBJ 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 
1966
Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today" album goes #1 & 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
US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam 
1967
Clifford Ann Creed/Margie Masters wins Yankee Ladies' Team Golf Champ 
1967
Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed) 
1968
Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away 
1968
Wash Senator Ron Hansen makes 1st unassisted triple-play in 41 years 
1969
Astros Denis Menke & 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, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1969
Mariner 6 passes Venus on 3410 km (74 photos) 
1970
-Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida & Texas 
1970
30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield Ct 
1970
Riots hit Belfast, North Ireland 
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
US Apollo 15 (Scott & Irwin) lands on Mare Imbrium on the Moon 
1972
"Ain't Supposed to Die Death" closes at Barrymore NYC after 325 perfs 
1972
Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open 
1973
Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0 
1974
House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd & last charge of "high crimes & misdemeanors" to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up 
1975
Simon Gray's "Otherwise Engaged" premieres in London 
1975
US Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit; Hoffa was legally declared dead in 1982 
1976
Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy 
1976
Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball 
1976
4 Protestant civilians were shot dead at a pub off Milltown Road, Belfast; the attack was claimed by the Republican Action Force 
1978
Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits & NL-record-tying 8 HRs 
1978
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic 
1980
Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke 
1980
Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain & France 
1981
Belgian Senate accept laws against racism 
1981
Simon Gray's "Quartermaine's Terms" premieres in London 
1982
Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats 
1982
USSR performs underground nuclear Test 
1983
Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, Calif 
1983
Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg 
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 
1985
Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-I mission 
1985
Valerie Lowrance, of Texas, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss 
1987
An ANC car bomb directed at the headquarters of the Wits Command in Johannesburg South Africa kills 1 person and injures 68 
1988
Cin Red pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month 
1988
Harry Drake shoots arrow record 1873m 
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 hr, 4 min) 
1989
Chile amends its constitution 
1989
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic 
1990
Five Bank of Credit & Commerce members found guilty of money laundering 
1990
Graham Gooch scores 123 v 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 NY Yankees 
1990
The first Saturn automobile rolls off the assembly line. 
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) 
1992
Lin Li swims female world record/OR 200m medley (2:11.65) 
1994
Record 103.8°F (39.9°C) in Preschen Lausitz Germany 
1995
Becky Iverson wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic 
1995
Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI 
1995
Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford 
1995
Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter baseball's Hall of Fame 
1996
Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager 
1997
Terrorist double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, kills 14 
1997
Eighteen lives are lost in the Thredbo Landslide in New South Wales, Australia. 
2002
The accounting law referred to as "The Sarbanes Oxley Act" is signed into law by President George W. Bush
2003
The last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico 
2004
"Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle", starring Kal Penn and John Cho, is released 
2006
World's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years. 
2009
A bomb explodes in Palma Nova, Mallorca, killing 2 police officers. Basque separatist group ETA is believed to be responsible. 
2012
Train fire kills 32 and injures 27 people in Andhra Pradesh, India 
2012
Indian power grid failure leaves over 300 million without electricity 
2013
28 people are killed in a series of bombings in Kano, Nigeria 
2013
134 people are killed in tribal conflicts in Darfyr, Sudan 
2013
9 children are killed and 20 are injured after a school bus collides with a truck in Hanumangarh, India 
2013
Mamnoon Hussain is elected President of Pakistan 
2016
Russian Weightlifters Banned From Rio Olympics for Doping 
2016
Father of fallen Muslim-American Army captain addresses Donald Trump in DNC speech 
2016
North Carolina 'discriminatory' voter ID law overturned 
2017
US flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test 
2017
Jon Jones stops Cormier in 3rd, regains UFC title belt 
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