Today in History

Listings for Tuesday, July 30, 2019.


  • 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.

Today In History