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1966 England World Cup 30th July 1966 : England win the World Cup in extra time at Wembley Stadium 4 to 2 . At the end of full time the score is 2 to 2 and England's Geoff Hurst scored first to give England a 3 to 2 lead and in the dying seconds of extra time he scores his third goal, making the final score 4 to 2 and giving England the world cup, this was also the first time a world cup is televised live. History Of Soccer

1920 U.S.A. California Census Friday, Jul. 30th 1920 : The latest census on five California counties has been announced today in Washington
El Dorado 6,246 Latest Census Info 2006 ( 178,066 )
Glen County 11,850 Latest Census Info 2006 ( 28,061 )
San Benito 8,895 Latest Census Info 2006 ( 55,842 )
Siskiyo County 15,545 Latest Census Info 2006 ( 45,901 )
Yolo County 17,105 Latest Census Info 2006 ( 188,085 )


1931 Turkey New Long Distance Flying Record Jul. 30th 1931 : Russel Boardman and John Polando land their Monoplane in Istanbul, Turkey today in 49 hrs and 20 minutes since leaving New York setting a new long distance non stop world record

1935 Great Britain First Penguin Paperback 30th July 1935 : The first Penguin paperback book costing 6d is published in England and started the paperback revolution, many believed it would not be profitable but following the purchase of 63,000 books by Woolworth within 12 months one million Penguin books are sold.



1943 Germany Adolf Hitler Jul. 30th 1943 : Adolf Hitler is informed that Italy is planning to negotiate surrender terms with the Allies in light of Mussolini's fall from power

1953 U.S.A. Communist Leaders Arrested Jul. 30th 1953 : The FBI has seized 6 communist leaders from the city of Philadelphia on charges of teaching and advocating the overthrow of the government, this brings the total of those arrested for similar offences around the nation to 87.

1954 U.S.A. Elvis Presley Jul. 30th 1954 : Elvis Presley, the "King of Rock 'n' Roll," made his first professional performance at the Overton Park Shell Concert in Memphis singing That's Alright Mama and Blue Moon of Kentucky as the opening act for Slim Whitman and Billy Walker .

1956 U.S.A. "In God We Trust" added Jul. 30th 1956 : President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a law officially declaring “In God We Trust” to be the nation’s official motto. The law, P.L. 84-140, also required that the phrase be printed on all American paper currency.

1965 U.S.A. Social Security Act 30th July 1965 : The Social Security Act of 1965 was signed by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson which established the nation's Medicare and Medicaid programs, financed by higher Social Security payroll taxes.

1971 Japan Mid Air Collision Jul. 30th 1971 : A mid-air collision between a Boeing 727 and a fighter jet flying without radar in Japan kills 162 people .

1971 Space Lunar Rover Used For First Time Jul. 30th 1971 : Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin land on the moon with the first lunar rover used to begin exploring the moon's surface.

1973 UK Thalidomide Jul. 30th 1973 : Eleven years after the start of parents fight for compensation for children born with birth defects caused through the use of the thalidomide drug ( 1958 - 1961 ) to ease morning sickness during pregnancy, The Distillers drugs company who marketed thalidomide have agreed to pay more than £20 million in compensation.





1974 Cyprus Peace Deal 30th July 1974 : Following the invasion of Turkish troops on July 21st , Greece and Turkey and the British Foreign Secretary have signed a peace agreement to end the crisis in Cyprus.

1974 U.S.A. Nixon Releases Watergate Tapes Jul. 30th 1974 : On July 30, under coercion from the Supreme Court, President Nixon finally releases the Watergate tapes to the House Judiciary Committee, within ten days of the tapes being handed over President Nixon Resigned on the August 9th

1975 U.S.A. Jimmy Hoffa Jul. 30th 1975 : Jimmy Hoffa the ex president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is last seen in Last seen in Bloomfield Township ( suburb of Detroit ) , MI. Although presumed dead, his remains have never been found. To this day, Hoffa's fate remains a mystery but was declared legally dead in 1982 .

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2002 U.S.A. 1933 Gold Double Eagle Sells At Auction 30th July 2002 : The World's Most Expensive Coin the 1933 Double Gold Eagle Sells At Auction for $6.6 million ( $7.6m With Fees ) to an unnamed buyer.
The coin was made by the US mint in 1933 but due to restrictions put in place to stop Americans hoarding much needed gold during the Depression Years the coins were never issued to the public, and it is believed only three officially exist today two in the Smithsonian and this one.
There are thought to be a few more in private collections that were not issued but stolen by a cashier from the US mint, but because the Secret Service had confiscated 8 1933 Gold Double Eagles by 1952, no more have come forward except this latest coin that has just been sold.

2003 Mexico Last Original Beetle Built Jul. 30th 2003 : The last of original Volkswagen Beetle's rolled off the production line at VW’s Puebla, Mexico

Congo 2006 Congo Elections Jul. 30th 2006 : This day marked the first multi-party elections to take place in the Democratic Republic of Congo in forty years. The elections went relatively smoothly and there were few incidents. There were 32 presidential candidates, many of which were former leaders of armed factions. The elections were held and monitored by the United Nations in an attempt to end an on-going civil war in the country.

2006 UK Top Of The Pops Finishes 30th July 2006 : The longest running popular music program Top Of The Pops ends after over 40 years having featured the biggest names in music. The BBC who produce the show do not believe the TOTP can compete with the growth of 24-hour music channels available on TV and the changing world of instant downloads of the latest music.

2008 Tonga King George V Jul. 30th 2008 : The coronation of King George V of Tonga began on this day. King George V had promised to help the country move towards a more democratic system.

2009 United States Honda Recalls Jul. 30th 2009 : A total of 440,000 cars made by Honda are recalled in the United States. The majority of the models recalled are from the 2001 and 2002 Accord and Civic series. The carmaker said that these models may have a defective airbag and offered to replace it free of charge for customers.





United Kingdom 2011 United Kingdom Royal Wedding of Queen's Granddaughter Jul. 30th, 2011 : The Queen's granddaughter, Zara Philips, married rugby player Mike Tindall in Edinburgh. Many royals attended the wedding including the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William, Catherine, and Prince Harry. The wedding was the first royal wedding in Scotland in nearly twenty years.

Romania 2012 Romania Romanian President Survives Impeachment vote
Jul. 30th, 2012 : Romanian president Traian Basescu has survived a referendum impeachment vote after voter turnout failed to reach the fifty percent that would have been needed to validate the vote. The president had been suspended by parliament and had been accused of exceeding his authority and meddling in government affairs.




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2013 United States Explosions at Gas Plant

Jul. 30th, 2013 : An explosion at a the Blue Rhino propane plant in Tavares, Florida injures at least eight people. Blasts blew the roof off of the building and explosions continued for over an hour, causing a large fire. The cause of the explosions was unknown and emergency crews were quick to contain the threat.