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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 30, 2021

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson (2nd L) signs the Medicare bill July 30, 1965, at the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Mo. Former President Harry S. Truman (2nd R), first lady Claudia Alta Lady Bird Johnson (L) and former first lady Bess Truman (R) look on. File Photo courtesy the White House Press Office
President Lyndon B. Johnson (2nd L) signs the Medicare bill July 30, 1965, at the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Mo. Former President Harry S. Truman (2nd R), first lady Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson (L) and former first lady Bess Truman (R) look on. File Photo courtesy the White House Press Office

Today is Friday, July 30, the 211th day of 2021 with 154 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Venus.

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo. They include English novelist Emily Bronte in 1818; auto pioneer Henry Ford in 1863; English sculptor Henry Moore in 1898; businessman/philanthropist Henry W. Bloch in 1922; longtime Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan "Bud" Selig in 1934 (age 87); film director Peter Bogdanovich in 1939 (age 82); singer Paul Anka in 1941 (age 80); Arnold Schwarzenegger, former California governor/actor, in 1947 (age 74); actor Jean Reno in 1948 (age 73); actor Delta Burke in 1956 (age 65); rock singer Kate Bush in 1958 (age 63); actor Laurence Fishburne in 1961 (age 60); filmmaker Richard Linklater in 1960 (age 61); TV chef Alton Brown in 1962 (age 59); actor Lisa Kudrow in 1963 (age 58); actor Vivica A. Fox in 1964 (age 57); actor Terry Crews in 1968 (age 53); actor Simon Baker in 1969 (age 52); writer/director Christopher Nolan in 1970 (age 51); actor Tom Green in 1971 (age 50); actor Hilary Swank in 1974 (age 47); Olympic champion beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor in 1977 (age 44); actor Jaime Pressly in 1977 (age 44); soccer player Hope Solo in 1981 (age 40); actor Yvonne Strahovski in 1982 (age 39); actor Gina Rodriguez in 1984 (age 37); actor Austin North in 1996 (age 25); musician/producer Finneas O'Connell in 1997 (age 24); actor Joey King in 1999 (age 22).

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On this date in history:

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In 1619, in Jamestown, Va., the first elected legislative assembly in the New World -- the House of Burgesses -- convened in the choir loft of the town's church.

In 1729, Baltimore, Md., was founded.

In 1930, Uruguay won the World Cup soccer tournament.

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In 1932, Walt Disney released his first color cartoon, "Flowers and Trees," made in three-color Technicolor.

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law.

In 1971,the lunar module Falcon of the Apollo 15 mission landed on the moon.

In 1974, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, by a vote of 21-17, approved a third article of impeachment against U.S. President Richard Nixon, charging him with ignoring congressional subpoenas. Nixon resigned -- just over a week later -- before he could be impeached.

In 1975, former Teamsters Union President Jimmy Hoffa was last seen outside a suburban Detroit restaurant. He was declared dead in 1982.

In 2009, Britain, Australia and Romania pulled their remaining forces from Iraq, leaving the United States and its almost 130,000 troops as the sole remnant of the 2003 multinational invading coalition.

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In 2010, more than 1,500 people were reported dead after Pakistan was wracked by record rainfall and massive flooding. Officials said 4 million people had been displaced.

In 2013, a military judge found Pfc. Bradley Manning, who released hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. military and diplomatic documents to the WikiLeaks website, guilty of violating the Espionage Act and other offenses but acquitted him on a charge of aiding the enemy. Manning was later sentenced to 35 years in prison, with the possibility of parole in eight years, and officially changed his first name to Chelsea. President Barack Obama pardoned her in 2016, and she was released in 2017.

In 2020, NASA launched the most advanced Mars rover yet -- the Perseverance -- with technology and tools to find signs of life on the Red Planet.


A thought for the day: "Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it." -- founder of Pennsylvania William Penn

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