Today's History Trivia for July 30
1998 Clinton-Lewinsky Affair Monica Lewinsky turns over a blue dress which she claims contains physical evidence of her affair with Pres. Bill Clinton.
1992 Iran announces that it is keeping the planes Iraq had stored there for safe keeping during the Gulf War.
1975 Jimmy Hoffa The ex-teamster boss is last seen outside of a motel in Detroit, Michigan.
1974 Watergate Impeachment of Pres. Nixon is recommended by the House Judiciary Committee.
1966 Vietnam War U.S. begins bombing the demilitarized zone which separates North and South Vietnam. These types of attacks would lead to many civilian casualties.
1965 Medicare Bill signed by Pres. Johnson to provide health care benefits to the elderly beginning in July.
1956 In God We Trust The phrase is adopted as the official U.S. motto. It had been in use on coins since 1864.
1945 World War II - U.S. Navy's worst wartime loss at sea Only 320 of the 1,196-man crew survived shark-infested waters after the USS Indianapolis was hit by a Japanese torpedo.
1936 First major-league baseball team to travel by air Boston Red Sox.
1928 First public demonstration of a color motion picture by George Eastman.
1923 First Time magazine to feature a woman on the cover, Italian actress Eleonora Duse.
1909 First airplane purchased by the U.S. government A Wright biplane is officially tested. It was accepted by the Army on August 2nd at a cost of $30,000.
1898 First U.S. automobile advertised in a magazine The Winton Motor Car Co. of Cleveland in Scientific American.
1874 First baseball teams to play outside of the U.S. National Association teams the Boston Red Stockings and the Philadelphia Athletic Blue Stockings play the first of a series of exhibition games in England and Ireland. Source: Famous First Facts
1619 First elected governing body in America, the House of Burgesses, is formed in Jamestown, Virginia.
Today's Birthdays for July 30
1974 Hillary Swank American actress. Film: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) and The Next Karate Kid (1994, title role).
1956 Delta Burke American actress, 1974 Miss Florida. TV: Designing Women (Suzanne Sugarbaker).
1954 Ken Olin American actor. TV: thirtysomething (Michael Steadman).
1947 Arnold Schwarzenegger Austrian-born bodybuilder, actor, politician, Governator.
1941 Paul Anka Canadian singer, songwriter. Music: Diana (1957, #1), Puppy Love (1960), and the theme for The Tonight Show.
1939 Peter Bogdanovich American director. Film: The Last Picture Show (1971) and Paper Moon (1973).
1933 Edd Byrnes (Ed Breitenberger), American actor. TV: 77 Sunset Strip (Kookie, with his 1959 hit song Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb).
1927 Richard Johnson d. 2015 British actor. He was the first choice for the role of James Bond in the film series, but turned it down making way for Sean Connery. Film: The Haunting (1963) and Zombi 2 (1979).
1909 Northcote Parkinson d. 1993 British author, historian, creator of Parkinson's Law (work expands to fill the time available for its completion).
1863 Henry Ford d. 1947 American auto maker. He introduced the assembly line and the $5-a-day wage to automobile production.
1818 Emily Brontë d. 1848 English novelist. Writings: Wuthering Heights (1847).
Deaths for July 30
1832 Jean-Antoine Chaptal b. 1756 French chemist. He developed the process of adding sugar to unfermented wine to increase its alcohol content. He also coined the name "nitrogen" and wrote the first book on industrial chemistry.
2016 Gloria DeHaven b. 1925 American actress. TV: Ryan's Hope (Bess Shelby), As the World Turns (Sara Fuller), and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (Annie "Tippy-toes" Wylie).
2015 Lynn Anderson b. 1947 American Grammy-winning country singer. Music: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1971).
2007 Michelangelo Antonioni b. 1912 Italian award-winning film director, Best known for his trilogy L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), and Eclipse (1962), and for Blow-Up (1966, featuring its ball-less tennis match). His films, using minimal plots and dialogues, are known for using their sets and long lingering shots to reveal their character's innermost feelings.
2007 Ingmar Bergman b. 1918 Swedish Oscar-winning film director, producer. Film: Wild Strawberries (1957), The Seventh Seal (1957), and Persona (1966).
1996 Claudette Colbert b. 1903 (Claudette Lily Chauchoin), Oscar-winning French-American actress. Film: It Happened One Night (Oscar).
1898 Prince Otto von Bismarck b. 1815 Prussian statesman. He created and became first chancellor of the German Empire.
1718 William Penn b. 1644 English Quaker, founded Pennsylvania. He was expelled from the Christ Church College, Oxford in 1662 and jailed several times for his religious beliefs.
579 Benedict I b. ???? Italian religious leader, 62nd Pope (575-579).