Today In History




Today in History: Wednesday, July  30, 2014
AP Highlight in History:
On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicare bill into law.
 
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On this date in:
1619The first representative assembly in America convened in Jamestown, Va.
1729The city of Baltimore was founded.
1792The French national anthem, "La Marseillaise" by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, was first sung in Paris.
1863American automaker Henry Ford was born in Dearborn Township, Mich.
1930Host Uruguay won soccer's first World Cup with a 4-2 victory 00002805 over Argentina in the final in Montevideo.
1942President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill creating a women's auxiliary agency in the Navy known as Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, or WAVES.
1945The USS Indianapolis, which had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine; 880 men lost their lives.
1966England won the World Cup when Geoff Hurst scored a hat trick in a 4-2 victory over West Germany at London's Wembley Stadium.
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1971Apollo 15 astronauts David R. Scott and James B. Irwin landed on the moon.
1975Former Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in suburban Detroit. (His remains have never been found.)
2002Expelled from Congress a week earlier, James A. Traficant Jr. was sentenced to eight years behind bars for corruption.
2008Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was extradited to The Hague to face genocide charges after nearly 13 years on the run.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Hilary Swank turns 40 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Bud SeligBaseball commissioner80
Buddy GuyBlues guitarist78
Peter BogdanovichDirector75
Eleanor SmealFeminist activist75
Paul AnkaSinger73
David SanbornJazz saxophonist69
Arnold SchwarzeneggerGovernor of California, actor67
Jean RenoActor66
Delta BurkeActress ("Designing Women")58
Kate BushRock singer56
Richard LinklaterDirector54
Laurence FishburneActor53
Chris MullinBasketball Hall of Famer51
Vivica A. FoxActress50
Simon BakerActor45
Christopher NolanDirector ("Batman" movies)44
Tom GreenActor, comedian43
Christine TaylorActress43
Dean EdwardsActor, comedian41
Jaime PressleyActress37
Actress Lisa Kudrow ("Friends") turns 51 years old today
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SOURCE: The Associated Press