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July 30th In Pop Culture History

762 - Baghdad was founded by caliph Al-Mansur.

1619 - In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.

1729 - Founding of Baltimore, Maryland.

1733 - The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States was constituted in Massachusetts.

1866 - New Orleans, Louisiana's Democratic government ordered police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.

1871 - The Staten Island Ferry Westfield's boiler exploded, killing over 85 people.

1930 - In Montevideo, Uruguay won the first FIFA World Cup.

1932 - Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award-winning cartoon short.

1956 - A joint resolution of the US Congress was signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God we trust as the US national motto.

1962 - The Trans-Canada Highway, the largest national highway in the world, officially opened.

1965 - US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.

1966 - #1 Hit July 30, 1966 - August 12, 1966: The Troggs - Wild Thing

1975 - Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. He was declared dead in July 30, 1982.

1977 - #1 Hit July 30, 1977 - August 19, 1977: Andy Gibb - I Just Want to Be Your Everything

July 30, 1980 Birthday (fictional) Neville Lingbottom, Harry Potter

1988 - #1 Hit July 30, 1988 - August 26, 1988: Steve Winwood - Roll with It

1990 - George Steinbrenner was forced by MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of New York Yankees for hiring Howie Spira to "get dirt" on Dave Winfield.

2003 - In Mexico, the last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line.

2006 - The world's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time. It had run since January 1, 1964.

July 30th Celebrity Birthdays

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Paul Anka (1941)
Jaime Pressley (1977)
Lisa Kudrow (1963)
Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947)
Kate Bush (1958)
Hilary Swank (1974)
Henry Ford (1863)
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