July 30

This Day in History


The Death of Mr. Eternity – Arthur Stace

Arthur Malcolm Stace (1885-1967) is one of the more remarkable men in the rich tapestry that makes up the story of City of Sydney. He was a down and out drunk – a methylated spirits drinker who was d … (more...)


England wins World Cup

In the first televised World Cup soccer match, host-nation England beats Germany 4-2 to win the tournament final at Wembley Stadium. In overtime play, England's Geoff Hurst scored his third of three … (more...)


Penguin Publishes First Paperbacks, Democratizes Literacy

On this day in 1935, Penguin published the first paperback book of substance, bringing popular fiction to the masses. Pickings were slim for bibliophiles in the 1930s. If you were wealthy, you … (more...)


Uruguay Wins First Football World Cup

On this day in 1930, Uruguay won the first ever FIFA World Cup. FIFA—the Fédération Internationale de Football Association—is the world's governing body for football. Before 1930, international-level f … (more...)