Today in History
Listings for Tuesday, July 30, 2019.
- 1818 Emily Bronte
- 1863 Henry Ford, began automobile revolution
- 1889 Vladimir Zworykin, co-inventor of television
- 1891 Casey Stengel
- 1909 C. Northcote Parkinson, naval historian.
- 1930 Thomas Sowell
- 1933 Edd "Kookie" Byrnes
- 1939 Peter Bogdanovich
- 1941 Paul Anka
- 1947 Arnold Schwarzenegger
- 1948 Jean Reno
- 1956 Delta Burke
- 1964 Vivica A. Fox
- Delta Aquarid meteor shower, radiant in Aquarius.
- 1619 The House of Burgesses in Virginia is formed. 1st elective governing body in a British colony.
- 1836 1st English newspaper published in Hawaii.
- 1946 1st rocket to attain 100-mile altitude, White Sands, NM
- 1956 Motto of US "In God We Trust" authorized
- 1956 President Eisenhower sign's an act of congress establishing "In God We Trust" as U.S. motto.
- 1971 US Apollo 15 lands on Mare Imbrium.
- 1980 Vanuatu (then New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain, Fran
- 1983 STS-8 3rd flight of Challenger. 1st night launch & land.
- 1984 STS-14 first flight of the shuttle Discovery.
That's all for today.