Thursday, July 30, 2015
History for July 30 - On-This-Day.com
Thornstein Velben 1857, Henry Ford 1863, Vladimir Kosmo Zworykin 1889 - Invented the iconoscope, called the "Father of Television"
(Thomas Sowell's birthday is June 30, 1930)
Casey Stengel 1890, Thomas Sowell 1930, Edd "Kookie" Byrnes 1933
Paul Anka 1941, Arnold Schwarzenegger 1947, Lisa Kudrow 1963 - Actress ("Friends")
1729 - The city of Baltimore was founded in Maryland.
1942 - The WAVES were created by legislation signed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The members of the Women's Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service were a part of the U.S. Navy.
1945 - The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian. Only 316 out of 1,196 men aboard survived the attack.
1956 - The phrase "In God We Trust" was adopted as the U.S. national motto.
1965 - U.S. President Johnson signed into law Social Security Act that established Medicare and Medicaid. It went into effect the following year.
1974 - The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to impeach President Nixon for blocking the Watergate investigation and for abuse of power.
1990 - In Spring Hill, TN, the first Saturn automobile rolled off the assembly line.
1998 - A group of Ohio machine-shop workers (who call themselves the Lucky 13) won the $295.7 million Powerball jackpot. It was the largest-ever American lottery.