July 30, 1930 CE – The First Football World Cup Crowns a Champion in Montevideo, Uruguay

July 30, 1930 CE – The First Football World Cup Crowns a Champion in Montevideo, UruguayRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons After successfully managing three tournaments at the Summer Olympics, Jules Rimet – the president of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) – finally saw his dream of a professional tournament bringing the best national teams in the world together to decide a champion come to fruition on July 30, 1930. The capital of Uruguay, Montevideo, hosted all 18 matches and gave birth to the world’s most watched sporting event. As early as 1906, FIFA began discussions for the creation of a quadrennial tournament to decide the best […]

July 30 762 – Caliph Al-Mansur founds the city of Baghdad

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July 30 762 – Caliph Al-Mansur founds the city of BaghdadRate this post According to historic evidences the site of Baghdad was occupied by several tribes. The historic center of Baghdad finds mention even in the Talmud. Though the Arab had conquered Mesopotamia in 637 CE, there was no settlement in the region. In ancient times several mighty empires had their capitals located around modern Baghdad. The city was, however, only founded in 762 CE. On July 30, 762, Caliph Abu Ja’far Al-Mansur, the second ruler of the Abbāsid dynasty decreed that a new capital would be constructed at the site of the Persian village called Baghdad, somewhere midway between […]