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This Day in History – July 30

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This Day In History1619 – House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective American governing body.

1822 – James Varick becomes 1st bishop of African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

1869 – The Charles, considered the world’s first “oil tanker”, departs the United States headed for Europe with a bulk capacity of 7,000 barrels of oil.

1898 – Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes.

1909 – Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army.

1928 – George Eastman shows first amateur color motion pictures to guests at his New York house including Thomas Edison.

1935 – 1st Penquin book is published, starting the paperback revolution.

1943 – Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy).

1948 – Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (Dumont).

1956 – US motto “In God We Trust” authorized.

1965 – LJB signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966.

1966 – US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam.

1969 – Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas.

1975 – US Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit; Hoffa was legally declared dead in 1982.

1982 – Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats.

1991 – MTV announce it will split into 3 channels in 1993.

2003 – The last ‘old style’ Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico.

2013 – Wikileaks discloser Bradley (later Chelsea) Manning convicted of 17 espionage charges.

2014 – The EU and US extend sanctions on Russia to include banks, energy, and defense firms: Moscow denies the allegation that Russia is arming rebels in Eastern Ukraine.

2016 – Air balloon crashes into power lines near Lockhart, Texas, killing all 16 on board.