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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July 30 - The Day in History

July 30 : General Interest
1965 : Johnson signs Medicare into law

On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law.... read more

American Revolution
1780 : Isaac Shelby takes Fort Thicketty, South Carolina

2003 : Last classic VW Beetle rolls off the line

Civil War
1864 : Union forces stopped at the Battle of the Crater

Cold War
1975 : Summit meeting in Helsinki begins

1994 : Man charged in murder of Megan Kanka

1971 : Fighter jet collides with passenger plane

General Interest
1619 : First legislative assembly in America
1898 : Henry Moore born
1945 : USS Indianapolis bombed
1966 : England wins World Cup
1974 : Watergate affair approaches climax

1999 : Blair Witch Project released

1818 : Emily Bronte's birthday

1966 : The Troggs take their signature hit, "Wild Thing," to #1

Old West
1863 : Chief Pocatello signs peace treaty

1956 : President Eisenhower signs "In God We Trust" into law

1976 : Bruce Jenner wins decathlon

Vietnam War
1964 : South Vietnamese boats raid islands in the Tonkin Gulf
1969 : Nixon visits South Vietnam

World War I
1915 : Battle of Hooge

World War II
1943 : Hitler gets news of Italy's imminent defection


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