July 30

1619: The House of Burgesses convenes for the first time at Jamestown, Virginia.

1787: The French parliament refuses to approve a more equitable land tax.

1799: The French garrison at Mantua, Italy, surrenders to the Austrians.

1864: In an effort to penetrate the Confederate lines around Petersburg, Virginia, Union troops detonate a mine underneath the Confederate trenches but fail to break through. The ensuing action is known as the Battle of the Crater.

1919: Federal troops are called out to put down Chicago race riots.

1938: George Eastman demonstrates his color motion picture process.

1940: A bombing lull ends the first phase of the Battle of Britain.

1960: Over 60,000 Buddhists march in protest against the Diem government in South Vietnam.

1965: President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare bill into law.

1967: Gen. William Westmoreland claims that he is winning the war in Vietnam, but needs more men.

1975: Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears, last seen coming out of a restaurant in Bloomingfield Hills, Michigan.

1988: King Hussein dissolves Jordan’s Parliament, surrenders Jordan’s claims to the West Bank to the Palestinian Liberation Organization.

1990: Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent forces George Steinbrenner to resign as principal partner of the New York Yankees.

2003: The last of the uniquely shaped “old style” Volkswagen Beetles rolls off the assembly line in Mexico.

2012: A blackout in India leaves 300 million-plus without power as a power grid fails.

Born on July 30

1818: Emily Bronte, author (“Wuthering Heights”).

1857: Thorstein Veblen, economist and sociologist (“The Theory of the Leisure Class”).

1863: Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.

1889: Casey Stengel, New York Yankees manager.

1898: Henry Moore, English sculptor.

1909: C. Northcote Parkinson, historian and author.

1924: William H. Gass, writer (“Omensetter’s Luck”).

1940: Patricia Schroeder, U.S. congresswoman.

1941: Paul Anka, singer (“Puppy Love,” “You Are My Destiny”).

1945: David Sanborn, Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist (“Inside,” “Close-Up”).

1947: Arnold Schwarzenegger, body builder (Mr. Universe, seven-time Mr. Olympia), actor (“The Terminator,” “Total Recall”), 38th governor of California.

1958: Kate Bush, singer, songwriter; first woman to have a U.K. No. 1 single with a self-written song (“Wuthering Heights”); appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 2013.

1961: Laurence Fishburne, actor (“The Matrix” series, “The Tuskegee Airmen” TV movie, “CSI - Crime Scene Investigation” TV series).

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