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On this day in history - July 30

What Happened On This Day – July 30

  • 2002 Pretoria Accord signed

    The Pretoria Accord was signed between the between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda as an attempt to end the Second Congo War

  • 1980 The Israeli Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law and adds it to Israel's Basic Law

    The law declared Jerusalem the unified capital of Israel.

  • 1980 Vanuatu gains independence

    The Republic of Vanuatu gained independence from France and UK.

  • 1932 Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles

    The tenth Summer Olympics was officially opened. This was the second time that the city of Los Angeles was hosting the multi-event international sports meet.

Illustration of stork, signifying birth

Births On This Day,
July 30

  • 1974 Hilary Swank

    American actress

  • 1970 Christopher Nolan

    English/American director, screenwriter, producer

  • 1947 Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Austrian/American bodybuilder, actor, politician, 38th Governor of California

  • 1863 Henry Ford

    American businessman, founded the Ford Motor Company

  • 1818 Emily Brontë

    English novelist

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Deaths On This Day,
July 30

  • 2007 Ingmar Bergman

    Swedish director

  • 1996 Claudette Colbert

    American actress

  • 1912 Emperor Meiji

    of Japan

  • 1898 Otto von Bismarck

    German politician, 1st Chancellor of the German Empire

  • 1718 William Penn

    English businessman, founder of Pennsylvania