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July 30th History, Trivia and Fun Facts

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July 30th History Highlights

  • 1619 - In Jamestown, Virginia, the first Colonial European representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convened.
  • 1975 - Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa disappeared. He was declared dead in 1982.
  • July 30, 1980 Birthday (fictional) Neville Longbottom, Harry Potter #theheroofhogwarts
  • There are 154 days left in the year.

Traditional July 30th Information

July 30th is...

Father-in-Law Day
International Day of Friendship
National Cheesecake Day
National Chili Dog Day
National Intern Day
Paperback Book Day
Share a Hug Day

July 30th Quotes

"Whether you believe you can or not, you're right."
- Henry Ford

" Sometimes it's easier to understand things than it is to figure them out."
- Casey Stengel

"I believe in criticism."
- Paul Anka

"Its all about finding the right note at the right place and knowing when to leave well enough alone. And that's a lifelong quest."
- David Sanborn

"The object of education is not to fill a man's mind with facts; it is to teach him how to use his mind in thinking."
- Henry Ford

"The ethical decision is always the fearsome decision. When something matters enough that we are afraid of the consequences - afraid that even the honorable choice could result in harm or loss or sorrow - that's when ethics are involved."
- Henry W. Bloch

"You can have results or excuses. Not both."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

"It's not important to me that people understand me."
- Kate Bush

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
- Henry Ford

"We let the weirdness in."
- Kate Bush

July 30th Birthdays

1863 - Henry Ford, American engineer and businessman, founded the Ford Motor Company (died in 1947)
1890 - Casey Stengel, American baseball player and manager (died in 1975)
1922 - Henry W. Bloch, American banker and businessman, co-founded H&R Block (died in 2019)
1929 - Sid Krofft, Canadian-American puppeteer and producer
1936 - Buddy Guy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1939 - Peter Bogdanovich, American actor and director
1941 - Paul Anka, Canadian singer-songwriter
1945 - David Sanborn, American saxophonist and composer
1947 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, 38th Governor of California
1950 - Frank Stallone, American singer-songwriter and actor
1954 - Ken Olin, American actor
1956 - Delta Burke, American actress
1956 - Anita Hill, American lawyer and academic
1958 - Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter
1963 - Lisa Kudrow, American actress
1964 - Vivica A. Fox, American actress
1968 - Terry Crews, American football player and actor
1970 - Christopher Nolan, English-American director, producer, and screenwriter
1971 - Elvis Crespo, American-Puerto Rican singer
1971 - Tom Green, Canadian comedian and actor
1974 - Hilary Swank, American actress
1977 - Jaime Pressly, American actress
1982 - Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress

July 30th History

762 - Baghdad was founded by Caliph Al-Mansur.

1619 - In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.

1729 - Founding of Baltimore, Maryland.

1733 - The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States was constituted in Massachusetts.

1866 - New Orleans, Louisiana's Democratic government ordered police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.

1871 - The Staten Island Ferry Westfield's boiler exploded, killing over 85 people.

1930 - In Montevideo, Uruguay won the first FIFA World Cup.

1932 - Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award-winning cartoon short.

1935 - The first softcover paperback books were introduced, in Germany.

1956 - A joint resolution of the US Congress was signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God we Trust as the US national motto.

1962 - The Trans-Canada Highway, the largest national highway in the world, officially opened.

1965 - US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.

1966 - #1 Hit July 30, 1966 - August 12, 1966: The Troggs - Wild Thing

1975 - Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. He was declared dead in July 30, 1982.

1977 - #1 Hit July 30, 1977 - August 19, 1977: Andy Gibb - I Just Want to Be Your Everything

July 30, 1980 Birthday (fictional) Neville Lingbottom, Harry Potter

1988 - #1 Hit July 30, 1988 - August 26, 1988: Steve Winwood - Roll with It

1990 - George Steinbrenner was forced by MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of New York Yankees for hiring Howie Spira to "get dirt" on Dave Winfield.

2003 - In Mexico, the last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line.

2006 - The world's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time. It had run since January 1, 1964.

Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

40% of bottles that say 'Italian olive oil' are not actually Italian olive oil.

"Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." - Margo Channing (Bette Davis) in All About Eve, 1950

"It's alive! It's alive!" - Victor Frankenstein (Colin Clive) #moviequotes

The Democratic party got it's donkey symbol because Andrew Jackson's opponents called him a jackass. Which amused him to the point of making the donkey his party's symbol.

When a crow dies, the other crows investigate if there's a threat where the death occurred, so they can avoid it in the future.

US President #2 John Adams (1797-1801) He died July 4, 1826, one of two original signers of the Declaration of Independence who were also President, 50 years to the day of it being written.

Snow White is the youngest Disney Princess, at only 14 years old.

Bananas are radioactive enough that a truckload of them can cause false alarms when checking for nuclear materials at US ports, but they are perfectly healthy of human body.

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.

If s'mores were named after the fact that when you have one you want "some more", that means the very first s'more ever eaten didn't have a name.

"I know nothing!" - Sgt. Schultz (Hogan's Heroes)

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