July 30: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


(July 30, 762 AD)
Baghdad (Iraq's capital) is established.

(July 30, 1932)
Disney's Silly Symphonies animation Flowers and Trees was released in theatres on July 30, 1932. It was the first commercially released full-color three-strip Technicolor film. As a result, the picture won the inaugural Academy Award for Best Cartoon Short Subject. photo source:

Happy Birthday! (July 30, 1947)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American politician, bodybuilder, and actor who served as California's 38th governor. photo source:

Happy Birthday! (July 30, 1947)
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, French virologist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate. photo source:

(July 30, 1966)
After extra time, England beats West Germany to win the 1966 FIFA World Cup at Wembley Stadium. photo source:

(July 30, 1971)
David Scott and James Irwin, piloting the Apollo Lunar Module Falcon, successfully land on the Moon's surface on Apollo 15, bringing the first Lunar Rover with them. photo source:

(July 30, 2020)
The rover Perseverance and the small robotic, coaxial helicopter Ingenuity were launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station as part of NASA's Mars 2020 mission, which was launched on an Atlas V rocket. photo source:

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