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Daily Trivia - July 30

Births

1470 - Hongzhi, Emperor of China (d. 1505)
1511 - Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and architect (d. 1574)
1549 - Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1609)
1641 - Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1673)
1763 - Samuel Rogers, English author (d. 1855)
1818 - Emily Brontë, English novelist (d. 1848)
1855 - Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1919)
1857 - Thorstein Veblen, American economist (d. 1929)
1859 - Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian and religious leader (d. 1939)
1863 - Henry Ford, American industrialist (d. 1947)
1889 - Franz Masereel, Belgian painter and graphic artist (d. 1972)
1889 - Vladimir Zworykin, Russian physicist and inventor (d. 1982)
1890 - Casey Stengel, American baseball player and manager (d. 1975)
1895 - Wanda Hawley, American actress (d. 1963)
1898 - Henry Moore, English sculptor (d. 1986)
1904 - Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet (d. 1974)
1909 - C. Northcote Parkinson, British historian and writer (d. 1993)
1910 - Edgar de Evia, American mountain climber (d. 2003)
1914 - Lord Killanin, Irish International Olympic Committee president (d. 1999)
1916 - Dick Wilson, American actor
1919 - Berniece Baker Miracle, half-sister of Marilyn Monroe.
1921 - Grant Johannesen, American pianist (d. 2005)
1930 - Thomas Sowell, American economist
1934 - Bud Selig, baseball team owner and commissioner
1936 - Buddy Guy, American guitarist and singer
1938 - Hervé de Charette, French politician
1939 - Peter Bogdanovich, American film director
1940 - Pat Schroeder, Colorado congresswoman
1941 - Paul Anka, Canadian singer and composer
1945 - David Sanborn, American musician
1946 - Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (d. 1994)
1947 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-born actor and Governor of California
1947 - William Atherton, American actor
1948 - Jean Reno, Moroccan-born French actor
1950 - Frank Stallone, American singer and actor
1956 - Delta Burke, American actress
1956 - Anita Hill, American author
1957 - Nery Pumpido, Argentine football goalkeeper
1957 - Rat Scabies, British musician
1958 - Kate Bush, British musician
1960 - Richard Linklater, American director
1961 - Laurence Fishburne, American actor
1962 - Alton Brown, American television host
1963 - Lisa Kudrow, American actress
1964 - Vivica A. Fox, American actress
1964 - Jürgen Klinsmann, German football manager and former football player
1968 - Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete
1970 - Christopher Nolan, British film director
1971 - Tom Green, Canadian comedian and actor
1971 - Christine Taylor, American actress
1974 - Hilary Swank, American actress
1974 - Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer
1975 - Graham Nicholls, British artist
1979 - Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish professional golfer
1981 - Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer
1984 - Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player
1985 - Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer

Deaths

578 - Jacob Baradaeus, Bishop of Edessa
579 - Pope Benedict I
1540 - Thomas Abel, English priest (martyred)
1540 - Robert Barnes, English churchman (martyred) (b. 1495)
1550 - Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, English politician (b. 1505)
1652 - Charles Amédée de Savoie, 6th Duc de Nemours, French soldier (b. 1624)
1680 - Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, Irish naval commander (b. 1634)
1683 - Maria Theresa of Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France (b. 1638)
1691 - Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (b. 1639)
1715 - Nahum Tate, Irish poet (b. 1652)
1718 - William Penn, English founder of the Province of Pennsylvania (b. 1644)
1771 - Thomas Gray, English poet and letter-writer (b. 1716)
1875 - George Pickett, American Confederate general (b. 1825)
1898 - Otto von Bismarck, German chancellor (b. 1815)
1900 - Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. 1844)
1912 - Emperor Meiji, Japanese emperor (b. 1852)
1918 - Joyce Kilmer, American poet (b. 1886)
1947 - Joseph Cook, sixth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1860)
1971 - Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (b. 1901)
1983 - Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)
1983 - Lynn Fontanne, English actress (b. 1887)
1985 - Julia Hall Bowman Robinson, American mathematician (b. 1919)
1989 - Lane Frost, American bull rider (b. 1963)
1992 - Joe Shuster, Canadian comic book artist, and co-creator of Superman (b. 1914)
1996 - Claudette Colbert, French-American actress (b. 1903)
1997 - Bao Dai, Emperor of Vietnam (b. 1913)
2003 - Sam Phillips, American record producer (b. 1923)
2005 - John Garang, rebel leader and Vice President of Sudan (helicopter crash) (b. 1945)
2005 - Anthony Walker, British student, hate crime murder victim (b. 1987)

Events

1419 - First Defenestration of Prague.
1608 - At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years.
1619 - In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.
1629 - An earthquake in Naples, Italy kills 10,000 people.
1729 - Baltimore, Maryland is founded.
1733 - First Freemasons lodge opened in what will become the United States.
1756 - Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers.
1825 - Malden Island discovered.
1863 - Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, promising to stop harassing the emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah.
1864 - American Civil War: Battle of the Crater - Union forces attempt to break Confederate lines by exploding a large bomb under their trenches.
1930 - In Montevideo, Uruguay win the first Football World Cup.
1932 - The 1932 Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles, California.
1945 - World War II: A Japanese submarine sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen in the worst single loss in the history of the United States Navy.
1953 - Rikidōzan holds a ceremony announcing the establishment of the Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance.
1964 - Execution of Joseph Johnson
1954 - Elvis Presley makes his debut as a public performer.
1956 - A Joint Resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing "In God We Trust" as the U.S. national motto.
1965 - US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.
1966 - At Wembley Stadium, host England wins the Football World Cup, After drawing 2-2 at the end of 90 minutes, England beat Germany 4 to 2.
1969 - Vietnam War: US President Richard M. Nixon makes an unscheduled visit to South Vietnam and meets with President Nguyen Van Thieu and with US military commanders.
1970 - Powder Ridge Rock Festival
1970 - Black Tot Day: last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy
1971 - Apollo program: Apollo 15 lands on the Moon.
1971 - An All Nippon Airways Boeing 727 and a Japanese Air Force F-86 collide over Morioka, Japan killing 162
1974 - Watergate Scandal: US President Richard M. Nixon releases subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the United States Supreme Court.
1975 - Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again
1980 - Vanuatu gains independence.
1990 - The first Saturn automobile rolls off the assembly line.
1997 - A double suicide bombing kills 14 people in Jerusalem,Israel.
1997 - Eighteen lives are lost in the Thredbo landslide in New South Wales, Australia.
2002 - Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie became the first woman to dunk in a basketball game.
2002 - The accounting law referred to as "The Sarbanes Oxley Act" was signed into law by United States President George W. Bush
2003 - In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.
2004 - A gas explosion kills 16 people in Belgium.
2006 - World's longest running music show Top of the Pops broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show has aired for 42 years.

Holidays

Vanuatu - Independence Day
Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Abdon
St. Sennen
St. Julitta (a martyr)
     
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