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Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 30 - This 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. At the bill-signing ceremony, which took place at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri... read more


American Revolution
1780 : Isaac Shelby takes Fort Thicketty, South Carolina
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/isaac-shelby-takes-fort-thicketty-south-carolina


Automotive
2003 : Last classic VW Beetle rolls off the line
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-classic-vw-beetle-rolls-off-the-line


Civil War
1864 : Union forces stopped at the Battle of the Crater
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-the-crater


Cold War
1975 : Summit meeting in Helsinki begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/summit-meeting-in-helsinki-begins


Crime
1994 : Man charged in murder of Megan Kanka
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/man-charged-in-murder-of-megan-kanka


Disaster
1971 : Fighter jet collides with passenger plane
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fighter-jet-collides-with-passenger-plane


General Interest
1619 : First legislative assembly in America
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-legislative-assembly-in-america

1898 : Henry Moore born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/henry-moore-born

1945 : USS Indianapolis bombed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/uss-indianapolis-bombed

1966 : England wins World Cup
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/england-wins-world-cup

1974 : Watergate affair approaches climax
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/watergate-affair-approaches-climax


Hollywood
1999 : Blair Witch Project released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/blair-witch-project-released


Literary
1818 : Emily Bronte's birthday
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/emily-brontes-birthday


Music
1966 : The Troggs take their signature hit, "Wild Thing," to #1
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-troggs-take-their-signature-hit-quotwild-thingquot-to-1


Old West
1863 : Chief Pocatello signs peace treaty
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chief-pocatello-signs-peace-treaty


Presidential
1956 : President Eisenhower signs "In God We Trust" into law
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-eisenhower-signs-in-god-we-trust-into-law


Sports
1976 : Bruce Jenner wins decathlon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bruce-jenner-wins-decathlon


Vietnam War
1964 : South Vietnamese boats raid islands in the Tonkin Gulf
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-boats-raid-islands-in-the-tonkin-gulf

1969 : Nixon visits South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-visits-south-vietnam


World War I
1915 : Battle of Hooge
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-hooge


World War II
1943 : Hitler gets news of Italy's imminent defection
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hitler-gets-news-of-italys-imminent-defection
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