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On This Day in History - 30th July

Birthdays

1818Emily Bronte, English novelist
1863Henry Ford, American car manufacturer
1863Henry Ford, American car manufacturer
1898Henry Moore, English sculptor
1940Sir Clive Sinclair, Inventor
1947Arnold Schwarzenegger, American film star
1958Kate Bush, English singer
1958Dayley Thompson, British Olympic athelete

Events

1718William Penn, the Quaker founder of Pennsylvania, died
1935The first ever 'Penguin' paperback books went on sale
1948The worlds first radar station, for shipping, opened in Liverpool
1963Kim Philby, who was a secret soviet agent, fled the country
1966England won the World Cup, beating West Germany 4-2
1971Apollo 15 (Scott and Irwin) landed on the Moon
1981Britain's civil servants ended their 21 week strike
1984The first flight of the space shuttle 'Discovery' took place