Once Upon A Time – July 30 – 1930 – 1st FIFA World Cup Final, Uruguay Beats Argentina, 4-2 In Inaugural Event

1178 Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy

1419 First defenestration of Prague: anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, storm Prague town hall and throw the judge, mayor and several city council members out the windows. They die in the fall or killed by crowd outside.

1619 House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective American governing body

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

1869 The Charles, considered the world’s first “oil tanker”, departs from the United States headed for Europe with a bulk capacity of 7,000 barrels of oil

1935 1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution

1937 Russian Politburo issues NKVD Order no. 00447, to repress former kulak and anti-soviets, 269,100 to be arrested, 76,000 to be shot. Part of the Great Purge.

More Historical Events
Jul 30 in Film & TV
1948 Professional wrestling premieres on US prime-time TV (DuMont Network)

Jul 30 in Music
1954 Elvis Presley joins the Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71

Jul 30 in Sport
1884 Nonpareil Dempsey [John Edward Kelly] fights George Fulljames, possibly the 1st middleweight fight with boxing gloves

1930 1st FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay: Uruguay beats Argentina, 4-2 in the inaugural event

1792 500 Marseillaisian men sing France’s national anthem for 1st time

2003 – The last ‘old style’ Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico

Famous Weddings
1988 American tennis player Chris Evert (33) weds American alpine skier Andy Mill (34) in Boca Raton, Florida (divorced 2006)

1988 James Ogilvy (under Engl princess Alexandra) marries Julia Rawlinson

1994 Hollywood’s highest-paid screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (49) weds Naomi Baka (35) in Maui, Hawaii

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