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This Day In History: July 30

This Day in History

1619: The House of Burgesses, the first representative assembly in the New World, is elected at Jamestown, VA.
1956: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a joint resolution of Congress authorizing "In God We Trust" as the national motto.
1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill establishing Medicare.
1974: The House of Representatives votes to recommend the third article of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, charging him with defiance of committee subpoenas.
2002: Amid continuing corporate scandals, President George W. Bush signs a corporate governance reform bill.

Today's Birthdays

1511: Giorgio Vasari, writer, painter, and architect (Arezzo, Italy; died 1574)
1818: Emily Bronte, novelist (Haworth, Yorkshire, England; died 1848)
1856: Richard Burdon Haldane, philosopher and statesman (Edinburgh, Scotland; died 1928)
1857: Thorstein Veblen, economist/social philosopher (Valders, WI; died 1929)
1863: Henry Ford, auto maker/industrialist (Wayne County, MI; died 1947)
1890: Casey Stengel, baseball player/manager (Kansas City, MO; died 1975)
1898: Henry Moore, sculptor (Castleford, Yorkshire, England; died 1986)
1914: Lord Killanin, International Olympic Committee president (London, England; died 1999)
1934: Bud Selig, baseball commissioner (Milwaukee, WI)
1936: Buddy Guy, musician (Lettsworth, LA)
1939: Peter Bogdanovich, producer/director (Kingston, NY)
1941: Paul Anka, singer/songwriter (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
1945: David Sanborn, saxophonist/composer (Tampa, FL)
1947: Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor/bodybuilder, CA governor (Graz, Austria)
1954: Ken Olin, actor (Chicago, IL)
1956: Delta Burke, actress (Orlando, FL)
1961: Laurence Fishburne, actor (Augusta, GA)
1963: Lisa Kudrow, actress (Encino, CA)
1964: Vivica A. Fox, actress (Indianapolis, IN)
1971: Tom Green, actor/ tv host (Pembroke, Ontario)
1974: Hilary Swank, actress (Bellingham, WA)

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