Jokes and Trivia for July 30, 2012

TODAY – JULY 30th – MONDAY

212th day of 2012 with 154to follow.

Holidays for Today:

*National Cheesecake Day

*Father-in-Law Day

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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)

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HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS:

  • 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.