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On This Day — July 30th

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July 30th is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 154 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

1656 – Led by King Charles X Gustav, the armies of Sweden and Brandenburg defeated the forces of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth near Warsaw.

1865 – Off the coast of Crescent City, California, U.S., the steamship Brother Jonathan struck an uncharted rock and sank, killing 225 people; its cargo of a large number of gold coins was not retrieved until 1996.

1930 – Uruguay defeated Argentina at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo to win the first Football World Cup.

1981 – Amid widespread economic crisis and food shortages in Poland, up to 50,000 people, mostly women and children, took part in the largest of the hunger demonstrations in Łódź.

2014 – At least 151 people were killed when heavy rains triggered a landslide in Pune district, Maharashtra, India.

Celebrity Birthdays

The Terminator Star Arnold Schwarzenegger turns 71

Friends Star Lisa Kudrow turns 55

Comedic Actor Terry Crews turns 50

Director Christopher Nolan turns 48

Oscar Winner Hilary Swank turns 44

Starlet Joey King turns 19

 

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