Sunday, July 30, 2017

Day 211 - This day in legal and military history

July 30

INTERNATIONAL Day of Friendship

NATIONAL Cheesecake Day

NATIONAL Father-in-Law Day

NATIONAL Paperback Book Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1619 The first legislative assembly in English North America convened in Jamestown, Virginia

1729 The US city of Baltimore was founded

1932 The tenth modern Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles

1938 George Eastman demonstrates his color motion picture process

1956 The phrase "In God We Trust" was adopted as the US national motto

1965 President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law

2003 The last of the uniquely shaped “old style” Volkswagen Beetles rolls off the assembly line in Mexico

2012 Blackout in India as power grid failure leaves 300 million+ without power

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