On This Day..... July 30

JULY 30TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHEESECAKE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FATHER-IN-LAW DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • EMILY BRONTE (1818-1848)
  • HENRY FORD (1863-1947)
  • CASEY STENGEL (1890-1975)
  • EDD “KOOKIE” BYRNES (1933, 85)
  • BUDDY GUY (1936, 82)
  • PETER BOGDANOVICH (1939, 79)
  • PAUL ANKA (1941, 76)
  • ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER (1947, 71)
  • FRANK STALLONE (1950, 67)
  • ANITA HILL (1956, 62)
  • DELTA BURKE (1956, 62)
  • RICHARD LINKLATER (1960, 58)
  • LAURENCE FISHBURNE (1961, 57)
  • LISA KUDROW (1963, 55)
  • VIVICA A. FOX (1964, 54)
  • TERRY CREWS (1968, 50)
  • SIMON BAKER (1969, 49)
  • CHRISTOPHER NOLAN (1970, 48)
  • TOM GREEN (1971, 47)
  • CHRISTINE TAYLOR (1971, 47)
  • HILARY SWANK (1974, 44)
  • JAIME PRESSLY (1977, 41)
  • HOPE SOLO (1981, 37)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1718, WILLIAM PENN DIES AT 73
  • IN 1729, BALTIMORE IS FOUNDED
  • IN 1733, THE FREEMASONS OPEN THEIR FIRST LODGE IN BOSTON
  • IN 1863, PRESIDENT LINCOLN CALLS FOR “AN EYE FOR AN EYE” WHICH ORDERS A CONFEDERATE PRISONER TO BE SHOT FOR EVERY BLACK PRISONER SHOT IN THE SOUTH
  • IN 1866, THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT OF NEW ORLEANS INVADES AN INTEGRATED REPUBLICAN MEETING KILLING 40 AND INJURING 150
  • IN 1869 THE CHARLES, THE WORLD’S FIRST OIL TANKER SAILS FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1870, THE “WESTFIELD”, A FERRY TO STATEN ISLAND IN N.Y., SETS FIRE KILLING 100
  • IN 1898, OTTO VON BISMARCK DIES AT 83
  • IN 1916, GERMAN SPIES BLOW UP AN AMMUNITION PLANT IN NEW JERSEY
  • IN 1930, URUGUAY DEFEATS ARGENTINA AT THE FIRST FIFA WORLD CUP FINAL
  • IN 1932, THE 10TH OLYMPIC GAMES OPEN IN LOS ANGELEES
  • IN 1935, PENGUIN BOOKS PUBLISHES THE FIRST PAPERBACK NOVEL
  • IN 1936, THE BOSTON RED SOX BECOME THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAM TO TRAVEL TO AWAY GAMES BY AIRPLANE
  • IN 1942, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SIGNS THE WAVES BILL, CREATING THE WOMEN’S NAVY AUXILIARY AGENCY
  • IN 1945, THE USS INDIANAPOLIS, AFTER DELIVERING THE ATOMIC BOMB ACROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN, IS TORPEDOED BY A JAPANESE SUBMARINE. 880 CREW MEMBERS DIED IN THE EXPLOSION OR ENSUING SHARK ATTACKS IN THE OCEAN. THE SURVIVORS ENGAGEMENT WITH THE SHARKS IS RUMORED TO BE THE INSPIRATION FOR “JAWS”
  • IN 1955, JOHNNY CASH RECORDED “FOLSOM CITY BLUES”
  • IN 1956, THE UNITED STATES ADOPTS THE MOTTO “IN GOD WE TRUST”
  • IN 1960, THE BOSTON PATRIOTS WIN THE FIRST EVER NFL PRESEASON GAME OVER THE BUFFALO BILLS
  • IN 1965, PRESIDENT JOHNSON SIGNS THE MEDICARE BILL
  • IN 1966, THE BEATLES HAVE THE #1 ALBUM WITH “YESTERDAY…. AND TODAY”
  • IN 1966, THE TROGGS HIT #1 WITH “WILD THING”
  • IN 1969, BARBRA STREISAND OPENS FOR LIBERACE AT HIS SHOW AT THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS
  • IN 1971, GEORGE HARRISON RELEASES “BANGLADESH”
  • IN 1974, THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE VOTES ON THE 3RD AND FINAL CHARGE OF HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS TO IMPEACH
  • IN 1975, JIMMY HOFFA DISAPPEARS IN THE SUBURBS OF DETRIOT
  • IN 1977, ANDY GIBB HITS #1 WITH “I JUST WANT TO BE YOUR EVERYTHING”
  • IN 1984, NBC PREMIERES “SANTA BARBARA”
  • IN 1986, RCA RECORDS DROPS JOHN DENVER FROM THE LABEL OVER HIS CHOICE TO RELEASE THE SINGLE “WHAT ARE WE MAKING WEAPONS FOR”
  • IN 1988, RONALD DOSSENBACH BEGINS HIS RIDE FROM VANCOUVER TO HALIFAX, TAKING 13 ½ DAYS TO CROSS CANADA BY BICYCLE
  • IN 1988, STEVE WINWOOD HITS #1 WITH “ROLL WITH IT”
  • IN 1990, GEORGE STEINBRENNER IS FORCED TO RESIGN AS PRINCIPAL PARTNER OF THE NEW YORK YANKEES BY THE MLB
  • IN 1990, GENERAL MOTORS SELLS ITS FIRST SATURN
  • IN 1991, MTV SPLITS INTO THREE CHANNELS, MTV, MTV2 AND MTV MUSIC
  • IN 1991, METALLICA RELEASES “ENTER SANDMAN”
  • IN 1998, MONICA LEWINSKY TURNS OVER A STAINED BLUE DRESS AS EVIDENCE OF HER PHYSICAL AFFAIR WITH PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON
  • IN 2003, THE LAST VOLKSWAGON BEETLE PRODUCED IN THE ORIGINAL STYLE IS PRODUCED IN MEXICO
  • IN 2004, KAL PENN AND JOHN CHO RELEASE “HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE”
  • IN 2004, 40 YEAR OLD NICHOLAS CAGE MARRIES 20 YEAR OLD ALICE KIM
  • IN 2006, SHAKIRA HITS #1 WITH “HIPS DON’T LIE”
  • IN 2007, INGMAR BERGMAN DIES AT 89
  • IN 2007, BRITNEY SPEARS DIVORCES KEVIN FEDERLINE AFTER TWO YEARS
  • IN 2008, DANNY BOYLE RELEASES “SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE”
  • IN 2012, A POWER GRID FAILURE IN INDIA LEAVES 300 MILLION PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER
  • IN 2013, BRADLEY (NOW CHELSEA) MANNING IS CONVICTED OF 17 COUNTS OF ESPIONAGE
  • IN 2014, THE U.S. AND E.U. EXTEND SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA TO INCLUDE BANKS, ENERGY AND DEFENSE IN RESPONSE TO RUSSIA ARMING REBELS IN EASTERN UKRAINE
  • IN 2016, A HOT AIR BALLOON CRASHES INTO POWER LINES IN TEXAS KILLING 16 PEOPLE
  • IN 2017, VLADMIR PUTIN SENDS 755 AMERICAN DIPLOMATS HOME IN RESPONSE TO SANCTIONS
  • IN 2017, HACKERS BREACH HBO AND STEAL EPISODE SCRIPTS FOR “GAME OF THRONES”

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