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July 30: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 30

July 30th celebrates Friendship Day 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.

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

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, the beauty company Société Française des Teintures Inoffensives pour Cheveux was founded in Paris? It would later go on to become L’Oreal.

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

What 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 on this day.

1991

Metallica released their single “Enter Sandman.”

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.
1966

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

OTD in 1966: England won the FIFA World Cup Final held 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

Beauty company Schueller was founded, which would later be named L’Oreal.

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

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