This Day in History on 30 July

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 30 July. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days


International Day of Friendship

Important Events

1863: American Indian Wars: Representatives of the United States and tribal leaders including Chief Pocatello (of the Shoshone) sign the Treaty of Box Elder.

1945: World War II: Japanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen. Most die during the following four days, until an aircraft notices the survivors.

1956:  The phrase “In God we trust” legally became the national motto of the United States. 

1971: The lunar rover is used for the first time. 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.

2011: Marriage of Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest granddaughter Zara Phillips to former rugby union footballer Mike Tindall.

2012: A train fire kills 32 passengers and injures 27 on the Tamil Nadu Express in Andhra Pradesh, India.

2012: A power grid failure in Delhi leaves more than 300 million people without power in northern India.

2014: One hundred and fifty people are trapped after a landslide in Maharashtra, India; 20 are killed.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1822: Wajid Ali Shah, Eleventh and last King of Awadh

1947: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American Actor, producer, businessman, former bodybuilder, and politician

1951: Gerry Judah, Indian-English painter and sculptor

1962: Yakub Memon, Indian accountant and terrorist (d. 2015)

1973: Sonu Nigam, Indian playback singer and actor

Death/ Death Anniversary

2013: Benjamin Walker, Indian-English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1913)

Further Reading

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