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This Day in History – July 30

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This Day In History1715 – Spanish gold & silver fleet disappears off St. Lucie, Florida.

1739 – Caspar Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, NJ.

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 1st color motion pictures (US).

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

1942 – FDR signs bill creating women’s Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES).

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 – LBJ 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.

1990 – George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of NY Yankees.

2002 – The accounting law referred to as “The Sarbanes Oxley Act” is signed into law by President George W. Bush.

2003 – The last “old style” Volkswagon Beatle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico.