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  • Walcheren, Netherlands
    Sunday Jul 30, 1809

    Napoleon

    British army only landed at Walcheren

    Walcheren, Netherlands
    Sunday Jul 30, 1809

    In the Kingdom of Holland, the British launched the Walcheren Campaign to open up a second front in the war and to relieve the pressure on the Austrians. The British army only landed at Walcheren on 30 July, by which point the Austrians had already been defeated.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Jul 30, 1891

    Nikola Tesla

    Tesla became a naturalized citizen of the United States

    U.S.
    Thursday Jul 30, 1891

    On 30 July 1891, aged 35, Tesla became a naturalized citizen of the United States.




  • Haiti
    Thursday Jul 30, 1891

    Frederick Douglass

    Douglass resigned

    Haiti
    Thursday Jul 30, 1891

    Douglass resigned the commission in July 1891.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Jul 30, 1912

    Hirohito

    Hirohito became The Heir Apparent

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Jul 30, 1912

    When his grandfather, Emperor Meiji, died on 30 July 1912, Hirohito's father, Yoshihito, assumed the throne, and Hirohito became the heir apparent. At the same time, he was formally commissioned in both the army and navy as a second lieutenant and ensign, respectively, and was also decorated with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Chrysanthemum.




  • New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 30, 1916

    Statue of Liberty

    Damage to the statue during WWI

    New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 30, 1916

    On July 30, 1916, during World War I, German saboteurs set off a disastrous explosion on the Black Tom peninsula in Jersey City, New Jersey, in what is now part of Liberty State Park, close to Bedloe's Island. Carloads of dynamite and other explosives that were being sent to Britain and France for their war efforts were detonated. The statue sustained minor damage, mostly to the torch-bearing right arm, and was closed for ten days. The cost to repair the statue and buildings on the island was about $100,000 (equivalent to about $2,350,000 in 2019). The narrow ascent to the torch was closed for public-safety reasons, and it has remained closed ever since.




  • Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 30, 1953

    Warren Buffett

    First Child

    Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 30, 1953

    In July 30, 1953, Buffett and Susan Thompson had their first child, Susan Alice.




  • Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 1975

    Jimmy Hoffa

    Hoffa stopped in Pontiac

    Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 1975

    On July 30, 1975, Hoffa stopped in Pontiac at the office of his close friend Louis Linteau, a former president of Teamsters Local 614 who now ran a limousine service.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 30, 1982

    Jimmy Hoffa

    Legally Dead

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 30, 1982

    Hoffa was declared legally dead on July 30, 1982.


  • Sarpol Zahab, Kermanshah Province, Iran - Qasr-e Shirin, Kermanshah Province, Iran
    Saturday Jul 30, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iran drove The MEK out of The Cities

    Sarpol Zahab, Kermanshah Province, Iran - Qasr-e Shirin, Kermanshah Province, Iran
    Saturday Jul 30, 1988

    On 31 July, Iran drove the MEK out of Qasr-e-Shirin and Sarpol Zahab, though MEK claimed to have "voluntarily withdrawn" from the towns.


  • Venezuela
    Sunday Jul 30, 2000

    Hugo Chávez

    The presidential election of 2000

    Venezuela
    Sunday Jul 30, 2000

    Under the new constitution, it was legally required that new elections be held in order to re-legitimize the government and president. This presidential election in July 2000 would be a part of a greater "megaelection", the first time in the country's history that the president, governors, national and regional congressmen, mayors and councilmen would be voted for on the same day. Going into the elections, Chávez had control of all three branches of government. For the position of president, Chávez's closest challenger proved to be his former friend and co-conspirator in the 1992 coup, Francisco Arias Cárdenas, who since becoming governor of Zulia state had turned towards the political centre and begun to denounce Chávez as autocratic. Although some of his supporters feared that he had alienated those in the middle class and the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy who had formerly supported him, Chávez was re-elected with 60% of the vote (the equivalent of 3,757,000 people), a larger majority than his 1998 electoral victory, again primarily receiving his support from the poorer sectors of Venezuelan society.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 was enacted

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 2008

    July 30, 2008: The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 was enacted.


  • London, England
    Saturday Jul 30, 2011

    Margaret Thatcher

    Closing Her Office

    London, England
    Saturday Jul 30, 2011

    On 30 July 2011 it was announced that her office in the Lords had been closed.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

    Bitcoin

    Wikimedia Foundation started accepting donations of bitcoin

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

    On 30 July 2014, the Wikimedia Foundation started accepting donations of bitcoin.


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