1)”International Friendship Day”–The General Assembly
of United Nations, on April 27, 2011 declared July 30 as
official International Friendship Day. Traditionally, the
day takes place on the first Sunday of August. Dr.Artemio
Bracho proposed it on 1958 at Paraguay.On this day people
celebrate friendship by sending s.m.s. or greeting cards.
”A true friend is one, who overlooks ur failures and
appreciates ur successes.”
2)Raj Kumar,popular cine actor of Sandalwood
(Kannada film industry) was abducted by forest
brigand Veerappan,on July 30, 2000 from his
ancestral home in Gajanur, where he had gone
for the house-warming ceremony. He was released
on November 15, 2000 without harm, after 108 days
3)Birthday of Sonu Nigam (1973), an Indian playback singer.
4)Bharath Beedi Works Pvt Ltd, which produces ”Thirty Brand”
beedies, was founded on July 30,1930, in the small town of Karkala
by Shri B. Manjunath Pai. Today it has given birth to a chain of
establishments at various places in the States of Karnataka and
Kerala with a ”Tobacco Curing & Blending Centre” at Nipani & all
of them roll out beedies. The company, today rolls out over 60
million beedies a day and has employed around 50,000 workers
directly and an equal number indirectly.The marketing network of
”Thirty Brand” beedies, spans the entire nation. In the recent years,
”Thirty Brand” beedies have found a eager market abroad, especially
the Middle East.
5)Death anniversary of Tulasidas (1622), devotee of Lord
Rama, saint, poet and composer of ”Ramacharita Manasa”,
a poetic masterpiece. He was born on 1532 at Rajapur, in
6)Death anniversary (1960) of Gangadharrao Deshpande,great
freedom fighter , congress leader and ”Lion of Karnataka.” He
was born on March 31,1871 at Jalalpur, on the banks of river
Krishna in Belgaum.He was an ardent disciple of Tilak.
7)Death anniversary of Otto Von Bismarck (1898), who
designed the German Empire in 1871, becoming it’s first
Chancellor & dominating its affairs until he was removed
by Wilhelm 2nd in 1890. His diplomacy of Realpolitic,
(a system of politics based on practical and not necessarily
moral considerations) and powerful rule, earned him the
nickname, ”The Iron Chancellor.” Bismarck’s most important
legacy is the unification of Germany, which had existed as a
collection of hundreds of seperate principalities and free cities
since the formation of the Holy Roman Empire. He was born
on April 1st, 1815.
8)Birthday of Henry Ford (1863), a prominent American
industrialist & the founderof Ford Motor Company. He was
among the 18, included in Gallup’s ”List of widely Admired
People” of the 20th century, from a poll conducted of the
American people in December, 1999.He was known worldwide,
especially in the 1920’s for a system of ”Fordism”, that seemed
to promise modernity, high wages and cheap consumer goods.
He died of cerebral hemorrhage on April 7, 1947 at the age of 83.
The United States Postal Service honored Ford with a Prominent
American’s Series (1965–1978) postage stamps.