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 This day in History - July 30
361 Historic Events for July 30
1980

Charles McGraw, actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family), dies at 66

Death
1980

Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke

Event
1980

Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain and France

Event
1981

Belgian Senate accept laws against racism

Event
1981

Simon Gray's "Quartermaine's Terms," premieres in London

Event
1982

Frank Nicholson, S African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies

Death
1982

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

Event
1982

Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats

Event
1983

Lynn Fontanne, Broadway's premier actress (Emmy 1965), dies at 95

Death
1983

Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, Calif

Event
1983

Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg

Event
1983

Howard Deitz, MGM executive, dies at 86 of Parkinson's disease

Death
1984

Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies

Death
1984

Holly Roffey (11 days) gets heart transplant

Event
1984

Alvenus tanker at Cameron La, spills 2.8 million gallons of oil

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1984

Soap Opera "Santa Barbara" premieres on NBC TV

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1985

Valerie Lowrance, of Texas, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss

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1985

Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-I mission

Event
1987

Mary Spinell, actress (Last Horror Film), dies

Death
1988

Harry Drake shoots arrow record 1873m

Event
1988

Cin Red pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month

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1988

Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver BC, to Halifax, NS (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min)

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1988

King Hussein dissolves Jordan's House of Representatives

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1988

Jordanian King Hussein renounces sovereignity over West Bank to PLO

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1988

John Franco saves record 13th game of July

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