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July 30: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, July 30, 1909, chemist Eugène Schueller founded a beauty company, which is now known as L'Oreal?

July 30th celebrates International Day of Friendship and Cheesecake Day.

We’d like to welcome you to the 211th day of the year! We still have 154 days left of this year.

The month may not be over yet but don’t worry, we’re certain reading the historical events of July 30th right here will help the time go by.

Did you know that on this day in 1909, chemist Eugène Schueller founded a beauty company, which is now known as L’Oreal? The company was originally called Société Française de Teintures Inoffensives pour Cheveux.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 30th in history!

What Events Happened On July 30 In History?

2017 Hackers stole sensitive “Game of Thrones” files from HBO.

On this day, a group of cybercriminals hacked into HBO and stole 1.5 terabytes of data.

2013 Former US Army Private Bradley Manning was convicted on 17 espionage charges.

2003 Volkswagen stopped production of the old VW Beetle.

1991 Metallica released their single “Enter Sandman.”

1980 Vanuatu gained its independence from the Anglo-French Condominium.

1975 17-year-old Neville Ebbin was riding his electric cycle down a stretch of road in Bermuda when he was hit and killed by a taxi driver named Willard Manders.

One year later - almost to the day - Neville's younger brother (who was now 17) was riding his dead brother's electric cycle on that exact same stretch of road and was hit by the same driver in the same taxi. The taxi driver was also carrying the same passenger.

1971 NASA’s Apollo 15 Lunar mission landed on the Moon’s surface with the first Lunar Rover.

Apollo 15 was the first J mission, a series of missions aimed at spending more time on the Moon's surface conducting scientific experiments. One of the mission's main goals was to try out the new Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), which, if successful, would allow much more extensive experiments as it allowed astronauts to go further afield from the lunar lander without using too much oxygen.

1966 England won the FIFA World Cup Final in London against Germany with a score of 4-2.

OTD in 1966: England won the FIFA World Cup Final in London against Germany with a score of 4-2.

1956 President Eisenhower demanded that all US currency would feature the words “In God We Trust.”

OTD in 1956: President Eisenhower demanded that all US currency would feature the words "In God We Trust."

1945 The USS Indianapolis vessel was torpedoed and sunk.

The ship sank in just 12 minutes, along with 300 people, while 890 other passengers were left to survive exposure, dehydration, and shark attacks. Only 316 survived the disaster.

1909 28-year-old chemist Eugène Schueller founded a beauty company, which would later be named L’Oreal.

The beauty company was originally called Société Française de Teintures Inoffensives pour Cheveux (the French Safe Hair Dye Company).

1863 Abraham Lincoln issued an order called “eye-for-eye,” allowing Union soldiers to one rebel prisoner for every black prisoner the Confederacy shot.

762 AD Following the fall of the Umayyads, the city of Baghdad, Iraq, was founded by caliph Al-Mansur the Islamic Ruler.

Famous People Born On July 30

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Arnold Schwarzenegger? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1947 Arnold Schwarzenegger

Austrian-American Actor

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Age:
74 years old
Born In:
Styria, Austria

1984 Gina Rodriguez

American Actress

Gina Rodriguez
Age:
37 years old
Born In:
Illinois, USA

1963 Lisa Kudrow

American Actress

Lisa Kudrow
Age:
58 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1968 Terry Crews

American Actor

Terry Crews
Age:
53 years old
Born In:
Michigan, USA

Special Holidays On July 30

If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!

July 30: National Cheesecake Day

National Cheesecake Day

If there ever was a day to indulge yourself, today is that day. The best thing about Cheesecake Day is that there is literally almost a cheesecake for everyone! Baked, New York-style, raw, vegan, chocolate, vanilla, the possibilities are practically endless.

July 30: International Day of Friendship

International Day of Friendship

Friendships are crucial in our lives. They are there for us during tough times and great times, and we are there for them too. So show your friends how much you care today on International Day of Friendship by doing something nice for them.

July 30 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on July 30 shares the zodiac sign of Leo.

Leos tend to have a way with words. They’re well-spoken and find it easy to talk about most topics, no matter how knowledgeable they are about the subject.

For all of you born in July, your allocated birthstone is Ruby. The name “Ruby” is derived from the Latin word “rubeus,” meaning “red.” The July birthstone symbolizes love, affection, energy, and success. Similarly, the color red is associated with love and passion.

If you were born on this day, it’s likely that you were conceived on November 6 in the previous year.

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