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Calendar for July 30th, 2013

1510s

  • Born 1511: Giorgio Vasari (artist)

  • 1610s

  • 1619: First legislative assembly in America, the House of Burgesses, convened at Jamestown, VA

  • 1730s

  • 1739: Caspar Wistar began operation of the first successful glass factory in America, in Allowaystown, New Jersey

  • 1810s

  • Born 1818: Emily Brontë (novelist)

  • 1820s

  • 1825: Malden Island was discovered

  • 1830s

  • 1836: Hawaii's first English-language newspaper published

  • 1840s

  • 1844: New York Yacht Club founded

  • 1860s

  • Born 1863: Henry Ford (industrialist)

  • 1880s

  • Born 1880: Robert Rutherford McCormick (newspaper editor)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1890: Casey Stengel (baseball player)

  • Born 1898: Henry Moore (sculptor)

  • 1930s

  • 1932: The Olympic Games of Los Angeles, celebrating the tenth Olympiad of the modern era, opened

  • 1940s

  • Born 1941: Paul Anka (singer)

  • 1945: Japanese warships sank the USS Indianapolis, killing over 800 seamen (WW II)

  • Born 1947: Arnold Schwarzenegger (actor & politician)

  • 1950s

  • 1954: Elvis Presley made his debut performance at the Overton Park Shell in Memphis, TN

  • 1955: Mister Roberts premiered

  • Born 1956: Delta Burke (actress)

  • Born 1958: Kate Bush (singer)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1961: Laurence Fishburne (actor)

  • Born 1962: Alton Brown (television host)

  • Born 1963: Lisa Kudrow (actress)

  • Born 1964: Vivica A. Fox (actress)

  • 1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation establishing the Medicare and Medicaid health insurance programs

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: Christine Taylor (actress)

  • 1971: Apollo 15 landed on the Moon

  • Born 1971: Tom Green (actor & comedian)

  • Born 1974: Hilary Swank (actress)

  • 1980s

  • Died 1983: Lynn Fontanne (actress)

  • Died 1989: Lane Frost (bull rider)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1998: Buffalo Bob Smith (actor and puppeteer, best known for Howdy Doody)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2003: Sam Phillips (rock'n'roll pioneer, Sun Records founder, and the man who "discovered" Elvis and also launched the careers of Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and B.B. King)

  • 2005: Jake, a 65-pound golden retriever, was the only non-human in the 10th annual 1.25-mile swim from Alcatraz island to the San Francisco shore. The 4-year-old dog swam across the water in just under 42 minutes, finishing 72nd out of the more than 500 swimmers. Organizers say it was the first known crossing by a dog

  • Died 2007: Ingmar Bergman (filmmaker)

  • Died 2007: Michelangelo Antonioni (director)

  • 2008: In Bethel, Maine, the largest snowwoman (122 feet, 1 inch tall) melted completely


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