July 30: Day of the Week
July 30, 2020 was the 212nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 154 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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July 30 Historical Event(s)
- 1733The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States is constituted in Massachusetts.
- 1756In Saint Petersburg, Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers.
- 1865The steamboat Brother Jonathan sinks off the coast of Crescent City, California, killing 225 passengers, the deadliest shipwreck on the Pacific Coast of the U.S. at the time.
- 1932Premiere of Walt Disney’s Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short.
- 1956A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto.
- 1962The Trans-Canada Highway, the largest national highway in the world, is officially opened.
- 1969Vietnam War: US President Richard M. Nixon makes an unscheduled visit to South Vietnam and meets with President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu and U.S. military commanders.
- 1974Six Royal Canadian Army Cadets are killed and fifty-four are injured in an accidental grenade blast at CFB Valcartier Cadet Camp.
- 2003In Mexico, the last ‘old style’Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.
- 2006Lebanon War: At least 28 civilians, including 16 children are killed by the Israeli Air Force in what Lebanese call the Second Qana massacre and what Israel considers to be an attempt to stop rockets’ being fired, from Lebanon, at Israeli civilian targets.
Who were born on July 30?
- 1641Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1673)
- 1916Dick Wilson, American actor (d. 2007)
- 1956Anita Hill, American academic, witness at the sexual harassment trial against Clarence Thomas
- 1958Daley Thompson, English decathlete
- 1958Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter
- 1973Anastasios Katsabis, Greek footballer
- 1979Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer
- 1981Juan Smith, South African rugby player
- 1982James Anderson, English cricketer
- 2002Prince Hridayendra of Nepal, Nepalese royal
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