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1. The First Steamship Arrived in Virginia City - On July 30, 1860, the first steamship built specifically for service on Lake Tahoe, the "Tahoe," arrived in Virginia City. The ship was intended to provide transportation for miners and to serve as a means of transporting silver bullion from Virginia City to the developed world via the Sacramento valley.

2. The University of Nevada, Reno was Established - On July 30, 1874, the University of Nevada was established in Elko, Nevada to serve the educational needs of the state's residents. The school later moved to Reno in 1886 and was renamed the University of Nevada, Reno in 1969.

3. Boulder Dam was Dedicated - On July 30, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the nation's largest hydroelectric dam, Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam), on the Nevada-Arizona border. The dam was constructed on the Colorado River and provides power to millions of residents in Nevada, Arizona, and California.

4. Muhammad Ali Fought a Boxing Match in Las Vegas - On July 30, 1976, Muhammad Ali fought British boxer Richard Dunn in a match at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Ali won the fight, which was his last knockout victory in a heavyweight bout.

5. The Nevada State Museum Opened - On July 30, 1995, the Nevada State Museum opened in Carson City, Nevada. The museum showcases the state's natural and cultural history, including exhibits on mining, geology, and the indigenous people of Nevada, among others.

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