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Today In History - July 30
George Eastman
George Eastman

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Today in History in 1178 Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, was crowned King of Burgundy; in 1909 the Wright Brothers delivered the first military plane to the army; and in 1928 George Eastman showed the first color motion pictures in the U.S.

Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1178 - Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy
  • 1739 - Caspar Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, NJ
  • 1909 - Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army
  • 1928 - George Eastman shows 1st color motion pictures (US)
  • 1942 - FDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES)
  • 1943 - Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy)
  • 1956 - US motto "In God We Trust" authorized
  • 1965 - LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966
  • 1990 - George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees
  • 1996 - Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1815 - Thomas Jackson Rodman, Salem Indiana, Bvt Brigadier General (Union volunteers) was an American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder
  • 1818 - Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire (d. 1848)
  • 1863 - Henry Ford, Dearborn Township Michigan, industrialist and auto maker (Ford- model T), (d. 1947)
  • 1939 - Peter Bogdanovich, Kingston NY, director/producer (Last Picture Show)
  • 1947 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austria, body builder/actor/politician (Terminator, 38th Governor of California)
  • 1950 - Frank Stallone, Sylvestor's brother/actor (Barfly, Outlaw Force), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956 - Delta Burke, Orlando Fla, actress (Suzanne-Designing Women)
  • 1963 - Lisa Kudrow, Encino California, actress (Phoebe-Friends, Romy & Michele)

Famous Weddings

  • 1988 - James Ogilvy (under English princess Alexandra) marries Julia Rawlinson
  • 1994 - Hollywood's highest-paid screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (49) weds Naomi Baka (35) in Maui, Hawaii
  • 2004 - Actor Nicolas Cage (40) weds Alice Kim (20) at a private ranch in Northern California
  • 2005 - Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph (49) weds Pennsylvania Senator Vincent Hughes (48) at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles
  • 2011 - Granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and British equestrian Zara Phillips (30) weds England rugby player Mike Tindall (32) at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2013 - "Hunger Games" actor Sam Claflin (27) weds actress Laura Haddock (27) in a private ceremony

Famous Divorces

  • 2007 - Pop star Britney Spears (25) divorces rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (29) due to irreconcilable differences after over two years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1718 - William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (No cross, no crown), dies at 73
  • 1863 - George Crockett Strong, US Union gen-mjr, dies of injuries at 29
  • 1865 - George Wright, US Union brig-general, dies at 61
  • 1875 - George Pickett, American Confederate general (b. 1825)
  • 1898 - Otto Von Bismarck, German "Iron" chancellor, dies at 83
  • 1918 - Joyce Kilmer, American poet, dies at 31
  • 1998 - Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (Howdy Doody) (b. 1917)
  • 2003 - Sam Phillips, American record producer (b. 1923)
  • 2007 - Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (b. 1918)
  • 2007 - Bill Walsh, American football coach, dies of leukemia at 75

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