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On This Day: July 30th

This is 211th day of the year and 154 days remain in the year.

in history
1619
The first legislative assembly in English North America convened in Jamestown, Va.
1729
The U.S. city of Baltimore was founded.
1932
The tenth modern Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles.
1945
The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sank within 15 minutes. It was one of the greatest naval losses of World War II, resulting in the deaths of nearly 900 men.
1956
The phrase "In God We Trust" was adopted as the U.S. national motto.
1965
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare Bill into law.
1975
Former Teamsters union president James Hoffa was reported missing. Many suspect he was murdered, though his remains have never been found.
1980
The Republic of Vanuatu, formerly known as the New Hebrides, gained its independence from France and Britain.
2002
Lisa Leslie became the first woman to dunk in a professional basketball game.
2012
620 million people were without power in India, the worst power outage in world history.
July 30 BirthdaysHenry Ford1863–1947, American industrialist, pioneer automobile manufacturer, b. Dearborn, Mich.
Thorstein Vebleneconomist
Henry Mooresculptor
Emily Brontëauthor
Arnold SchwarzeneggerGovernor of California, actor
Lisa Kudrowactress
Casey Stengelbaseball player and manager



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