Today is Thursday, July 30th. It’s Cheesecake Day, National Chili Dog Day, International Day of Friendship, National Intern Day, National Share A Hug Day, World Embroidery Day, World Snorkeling Day, Father-In-Law Day, Paperback Book Day and National Support Public Education Day
There are 39 days until Labor Day
Today is the day that…
— in 1898, Corn Flakes were invented
— in 1928, George Eastman shows the first amateur color motion pictures to guests at his New York house, including Thomas Edison
— in 1935, the first Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution
— in 1936, Blues legend Buddy Guy is born in Lettsworth, Louisiana
— in 1945, After delivering the atomic bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarines. 880 crewmembers died, many after being attacked by sharks in the water
— in 1948, Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV
— in 1954, Elvis Presley joins the Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71
— in 1956, The U.S. motto “In God We Trust” is authorized
— in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicare bill into law
— in 1969, The Beatles, producer George Martin, and the Abbey Road engineers assemble the first rough cut of the proposed Abbey Road medley.
— in 1975, labor leader Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He was never seen or heard from again.
— in 1977, “I Just Want to Be Your Everything,” by Andy Gibb, reaches number one on the Billboard Hot 100
— in 1982, The Ron Howard comedy Night Shift, starring Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton, debuts in theaters
— in 1984, the soap opera “Santa Barbara” premieres on NBC-TV
— in 1990, The first Saturn automobile rolled off the assembly line
— also in 1990, George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of the New York Yankees
— in 1991, MTV announces it will split into 3 channels by 1993
— in 1996, Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodgers manager
— also in 1996, Sublime’s self-titled album is released. It’s their major-label debut, and also their last, as lead singer Brad Nowell died of a heroin overdose two months earlier.
— in 2002, WNBA player Lisa Leslie became the first woman to dunk in a game during her team’s 82-73 loss to the Miami Sol
— also in 2002, The accounting law referred to as “The Sarbanes Oxley Act” is signed into law by President George W. Bush
— in 2003, Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who discovered Elvis Presley, died in Memphis at the age of 80
— also in 2003, the last ‘old style’ Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line in Mexico
— in 2004, “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”, starring Kal Penn and John Cho, is released
— in 2007, E! canceled the Paris Hilton reality show The Simple Life
— also in 2007, Hall of Fame 49ers head football coach Bill Walsh died at the age of 75
— in 2013, Wikileaks whistleblower and former US Army soldier Bradley [later Chelsea] Manning is convicted of 17 espionage charges
— and in 2017, Hackers reveal they have stolen data from HBO, including unaired episodes and scripts of Games of Thrones
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