30 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Samuel Rogers, 1763
  • Emily Brontë, 1818
  • Henry Ford, 1863
  • Casey Stengel, 1890
  • Henry Moore, 1898
  • John Mason Brown, 1900
  • C. Northcote Parkinson, 1909
  • Edd Byrnes, 1933
  • Peter Bogdanovich, 1939
  • Paul Anka, 1941
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1947
  • Ken Olin, 1954
  • Anita Hill, 1956
  • Delta Burke, 1956
  • Kate Bush, 1958
  • Larry Fishbourne, 1961
  • Lisa Kudrow, 1963
  • Hilary Swank, 1974

Died On This Day:

  • William Penn, 1718
  • Thomas Gray, 1771
  • Prince Otto von Bismarck, 1898
  • Emperor Meiji of Japan, 1912
  • Alfred Joyce Kilmer killed, 1918
  • Alfred von Krupp, 1967
  • George Szell, 1970
  • Jimmy Hoffa missing presumed killed, 1975
  • Howard Dietz, 1983
  • Lynn Fontanne, 1983
  • Claudette Colbert, 1996
  • William Fadiman, 1999
  • Michelangelo Antonioni, 2007
  • Ingmar Bergman, 2007

Today's Events:

  • 1419 - Hussites storm town hall in Prague and throw 7 councilors out the window - first Defenestration.
  • 1619 - First assembly in America, the House of Burgesses, meets at Jamestown.
  • 1656 - Battle of Warsaw ends.
  • 1909 - U.S. Government purchases first airplane from the Wright brothers for $30,000.
  • 1930 - America's first experimental television station W2RBX begins broadcasts in New York.
  • 1932 - Walt Disney's first Technicolor short film debuts - 'Flowers and Trees.'
  • 1935 - Penguin Books in England publishes the first paperback -Ariel, a biog of Shelley by Maurois - cost 6d.
  • 1937 - AFTRA founded, American Federation of Radio Television Artists.
  • 1945 - USS Indianapolis torpedoed by Japanese submarine. 316 out of 1,196 survive sinking and sharks.
  • 1956 - 'In God We Trust' becomes motto of the United States in act signed by President Eisenhower.
  • 1959 - Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore file patent application for integrated circuit technology on behalf of Fairchild Semiconductor; granted 4/25/61.
  • 1965 - Medicare bill signed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
  • 1973 - After an 11 year legal battle in Britain, withered limb victims of drug thalidomide awarded £20 mil.
  • 2002 - World record price of $7.5m paid for 1933 Double Eagle $20 gold piece of 1933; formerly Farouk's.
  • 2010 - Worst monsoons in 80 years flood Pakistan; 650,000 houses destroyed, 14 million affected, 1,500 dead.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Day of Euclid, father of Geometry.

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Vanuatu (1980)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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