TODAY – JULY 30th – MONDAY
212th day of 2012 with 154to follow.
Holidays for Today:
*National Cheesecake Day
BIRTHDAYS ON THIS DATE:
- 1926 Christine McGuire, Middletown, Ohio, singer (The McGuire Sisters)
- 1940 Sir Clive Sinclair, Richmond, Surrey, entrepreneur and inventor, known for his work in consumer electronics
- 1947 William Atherton, Orange, Connecticut, actor (Jersey Shore Shark Attack )
- 1948 Otis Taylor, Chicago, Illinois, musician
- 1950 Frank Stallone, New York City, New York, singer and actor (Rocky Balboa )
- 1958 Kate Bush, Bexleyheath, Southeast London, E singer-songwriter (Running Up that Hill, King of the Mountain, Babooshka)
- 1964 Vivica A. Fox, South Bend, Indiana,actress (Independence Day, Set It Off, Soul Food)
- 1970 Dean Edwards, The Bronx, New York, comedian (The Sopranos )
- 1977 Jaime Pressly, Kinston, North Carolina, actress (Joe Dirt, DOA: Dead or Alive and I Love You, Man)
- 1984 Gabrielle Christian, Washington, D.C., actress (Drake & Josh, Windfall, Without a Trace)
- 1733 The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States is constituted in Massachusetts.
- 1756 In Saint Petersburg, Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers.
- 1865 The steamboat Brother Jonathan sinks off the coast of Crescent City, California, killing 225 passengers, the deadliest shipwreck on the Pacific Coast of the U.S. at the time.
- 1866 New Orleans’s Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.
- 1871 The Staten Island Ferry Westfield’s boiler explodes, killing over 85 people.
- 1916 Black Tom Island explosion in Jersey City, New Jersey.
- 1930 In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first Football World Cup.
- 1932 Premiere of Walt Disney’s Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short.
- 1971 Apollo program: Apollo 15 Mission – David Scott and James Irwin on the Apollo Lunar Module module Falcon land on the Moon with the first Lunar Rover.
- 1971 An All Nippon Airways Boeing 727 and a Japanese Air Force F-86 collide over Morioka, Japan killing 162.
- 1974 Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon releases subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the United States Supreme Court.
- 1990 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of New York Yankees for hiring Howie Spira to “get dirt” on Dave Winfield.
- 2003 In Mexico, the last ‘old style’ Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.
- 2006 The world’s longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.