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July 30: This Day That Year

Updated: Aug 10

July 30

- 1863 - US President Abraham Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot.

- 1863 - Birthday: Henry Ford, American industrialist and automobile maker born in Dearborn Township, Michigan (died April 7, 1947, age 83).

- 1945 - US cruiser Indianapolis torpedoed & sinks in Philippines Sea, 880 die onboard.

- 1947 - Birthday: Arnold Schwarzenegger, American body builder, actor and politician (38th Governor of California), born in Thal, Austria.

- 1970 - Birthday: Christopher Nolan, film director born in London, UK.

- 1991 - Metallica (music band) release their single "Enter Sandman".

- 2002 - "The Sarbanes Oxley Act" (accounting law) is signed into law by US President George W. Bush.

- 2012 - India:  A power grid failure in North India leaves over 300 million people without electricity.

- 2013 - Pakistan: Mamnoon Hussain becomes president.

- 2013 - Nigeria: 28 people killed in a series of bombings in Kano.

- 2013 - Sudan: 134 people killed in tribal conflicts in Darfyr.

- 2014 - Death toll in Gaza reaches 1,346 including 56 Israeli soldiers and 3 civilians.

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