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Today in History: July 30

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Today in History
July 30

1619 The House of Burgesses convenes for the first time at Jamestown, Va.
1787 The French parliament refuses to approve a more equitable land tax.
1799 The French garrison at Mantua, Italy, surrenders to the Austrians.
1864 In an effort to penetrate the Confederate lines around Petersburg, Va. Union troops explode a mine underneath the Confederate trenches but fail to break through. The ensuing action is known as the Battle of the Crater.
1919 Federal troops are called out to put down Chicago race riots.
1938 George Eastman demonstrates his color motion picture process.
1940 A bombing lull ends the first phase of the Battle of Britain.
1960 Over 60,000 Buddhists march in protest against the Diem government in South Vietnam.
1965 President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law.
1967 General William Westmoreland claims that he is winning the war in Vietnam, but needs more men.
1975 Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears, last seen coming out of a restaurant in Bloomingfield Hills, Michigan.
1988  King Hussein dissolves Jordan’s Parliament, surrenders Jordan’s claims to the West Bank to the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
1990 Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent forces George Steinbrenner to resign as principal partner of the New York Yankees.
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.
Born on July 30
1818 Emily Bronte, author (Wuthering Heights).
1857 Thorstein Veblen, economist and sociologist (The Theory of the Leisure Class).
1863 Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.
1889 Casey Stengel, New York Yankees manager.
1898 Henry Moore, English sculptor.
1909 C. Northcote Parkinson, historian and author.
1924 William H. Gass, writer (Omensetter’s Luck).
1940 Patricia Schroeder, U.S. Congresswoman.
1941 Paul Anka, singer (“Puppy Love,” “You Are My Destiny”).
1945 David Sanborn, Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist (“Inside,” “Close-Up”).
1947 Arnold Schwarzenegger, body builder (Mr. Universe, seven-time Mr. Olympia), actor (Terminator, Total Recall), 38th governor of California.
1958 Kate Bush, singer, songwriter; first woman to have a UK number-one single with a self-written song (“Wuthering Heights”); appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 2013.
1961 Laurence Fishburne, actor (The Matrix series, The Tuskegee Airmen TV movie, CSI – Crime Scene Investigation TV series).