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Births on this Day
  • 1837-07-30 - Elon John Farnsworth: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
  • 1855-07-30 - James Edward Kelly: United States -- Sculptor "Sculptor of American History"
  • 1855-07-30 - Wilhelm von Siemens: German industrialist
  • 1856-07-30 - Richard B Haldane: British viscount / lord-chancellor (Life of A Smith)
  • 1857-07-30 - Thorstein Veblen: United States -- Economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899)
  • 1868-07-30 - Alfred Weber: German economist / sociologist
  • 1872-07-30 - Clementine: Princess of Belgium, Wife of Prince Napoleon Bonaparte

Deaths on this Day
  • 1796-07-30 - Nicolas the Pigage: French classical architect
  • 1863-07-30 - George Crockett Strong: US Union General Major, dies of injuries at 29
  • 1865-07-30 - George Wright: US Union Brigadier General, dies at 61
  • 1898-07-30 - Otto von Bismarck: German "Iron" chancellor, dies at 83
  • 1903-07-30 - Servas Daems [Peeter Klein]: Flem writer (Wheelbarrows), dies at 65
  • 1912-07-30 - Mutsuhito: 122nd Emperor of Japan (1867-1912), dies at 60
  • 1918-07-30 - Chaim Soloveitchik: Rabbi of Brisk, talmudic scholar

Events on this Day
  • 1650-07-30 - Prince Willem II occupies Amsterdam
  • 1653-07-30 - Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland
  • 1655-07-30 - Dutch troops occupy Fort Assahudi Seram
  • 1678-07-30 - English troops lands in Flanders
  • 1715-07-30 - Spanish gold and silver fleet disappears off St. Lucie, Florida
  • 1729-07-30 - City of Baltimore founded
  • 1733-07-30 - Society of Freemasons opens 1st American lodge in Boston

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