Saturday, July 29, 2017

July 30

  • July 30, 762
    Al-Mansur, the second Abbasid caliph, founds Baghdad and makes it the capital of Abbasid Caliphate
  • July 30, 1178
    Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, is crowned King of Burgundy
  • July 30, 1358
    √Čtienne Marcel, a provost of the merchants of Paris and the leader of the Third Estate, is murdered in Paris
  • July 30, 1419
    The group of the followers of Jan Hus threw the judge, the burgomaster, and some thirteen council members out of the window of the New Town Hall in Prague triggering Hussite Wars in central Europe
  • July 30, 1619
    The first representative assembly in America, the House of Burgesses, becomes the first legislative assembly in America when it convened at Jamestown
  • July 30, 1733
    Society of Freemasons opens first American lodge in Boston
  • July 30, 1811
    Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican hero priest, is executed by Spanish firing squad during Mexican War of Independence
  • July 30, 1863
    Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company and developer of the Model T, is born in Dearborn Township, Michigan
  • July 30, 1864
    The town of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, is burned by Confederate forces under General John McCausland
  • July 30, 1930
    The first football world cup, played in Uruguay, is won by Uruguay national football team
  • July 30, 1932
    Flowers and Trees, the first commercially released film to be produced in the full-color three-strip Technicolor process, is produced by Walt Disney
  • July 30, 1943
    45,000 civilians are killed and practically the entire city destroyed during bombing of Hamburg by the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces
  • July 30, 1971
    Lunar Rover is used after Apollo 15 landing on the moon
  • July 30, 1980
    British New Hebrides becomes independent and takes name Vanuatu
  • July 30, 2000
    Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez is re-elected with 59 percent of the vote
  • July 30, 2012
    In the worst power outage in world history, the India blackouts leave 620 million people without power
  • July 30, 2012
    In the worst power outage in world history, the India blackouts leave 620 million people without power

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