30th July

The events happened on 30th July are :

898 : Death of Otto von Bismarck : Otto von Bismarck, the prime minister of Prussia (1862–73, 1873–90) and founder and first chancellor (1871–90) of the German Empire, died this day. Following the establishment of the empire, he actively and skillfully pursued pacific policies in foreign affairs, succeeding in preserving the peace in Europe for about two decades. Yet when Bismarck left office in 1890, the map of Europe had been changed beyond measure.

1975 : Former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

1956 : The phrase “In God we trust” legally became the national motto of the United States.

1942 : Frank Sinatra sang with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in his last recording before venturing on a solo career.

1540 : Lutheran clergyman Robert Barnes was burned as a heretic after being used by Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII to gain European support for their antipapal movement in England.

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