This Day in History- July 30

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History has a funny way of teaching us what nothing else can teach. Think about all the times your mother has advised you to not eat someplace as it has the ‘history’ of being unhygienic. So many wars have been cancelled only because the remnants of the last ones reminded people of the horrors of one. History brings with it lessons, warnings, and even ideas on what is the best way to go. So, let’s learn about the history of this day on July 30. 

What Happened in India on July 30? 

2012- Train Fire
A train fire on Tamil Nadu Express in Andhra Pradesh, India killed 32 passengers and injured 27 people as well.

June 30
Credit: The Economic Times

2012- Power Grid Failure in Delhi
The power grid failure in Delhi left more than 300 million people without electricity in northern India. 

2014- Landslide in Maharashtra
Twenty people were killed and 150 were trapped after a landslide in Maharashtra, India.

What Happened around the World on July 30?

1912- Emperor Meiji Died
Japan’s Emperor Meiji died and was succeeded by his son Yoshihito, who is now Emperor Taisho.

June 30
Credit: LetterBoxD

1932- First Cartoon to use Technicolor
The premiere of Walt Disney’s Flowers and Trees was the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first academy award-winning cartoon film. 

1962- Trans Canada Highway
The Trans Canada Highway, the longest highway in the world, was officially opened. 

1971- Airplane Collide
An All Nippon Airways Boeing 727 and a Japanese Air Force F-86 collided over Morioka, Iwate, Japan killing 162.

Basic Laws of Israel
Credit: Wikipedia

1980- Jerusalem Law
Israel’s Knesset passed the Jerusalem Law. 

2003- Last Old style Volkswagen Beetle 
In Mexico, the last old-style Volkswagen Beetle was rolled out in the assembly line. 

2011- Marriage of Queen Elizabeth II’s Eldest Daughter
Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest daughter Zara Phillips got married to former rugby union footballer Mike Tindall. 

NASA Mars
Credit: NASA’s Mars Exploration Program

2020- NASA’s Mars 2020
NASA’s Mars 2020 mission was launched on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. 

Famous Birthdays

1930- Thomas Sowell
He is an American economist, social theorist, and senior fellow at Stanford University. 

June 30
Credit: Muscle & Fitness

1966- Mike Tyson
He is one of the most famous boxers of all time.

1967- Arvind Swami
He is an Indian actor and voice actor. 

June 30
Credit: Only Naturals Diamonds

1983- Katherine Ryan
She is a famous Canadian-Irish comedian, writer, presenter, and actor. 

1985- Michael Phelps
He is an American former competitive swimmer. 

How Avika Gor shed 13 kg
Credit: Tribune India

1997- Avika Gor
She is an Indian actress. 

This was all about the interesting and intriguing events that occurred on July 30! We hope you have had fun reading this blog! For more entertaining and informative content, follow Leverage Edu on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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