Current cover of "Newsweek" magazine. Good morning, today is Monday, July 30, 2012. On this day... 1619: The first representative assembly in America convened in Jamestown, Va. 1729: The city of Baltimore was
July 30, 2012

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Current cover of "Newsweek" magazine.

Good morning, today is Monday, July 30, 2012.

On this day...

First I'd like to highlight this day in 1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law. But he wasn't finished there, Medicaid, a state and federally funded program that offers health coverage to certain low-income people, was also signed into law as an amendment to the Social Security Act.

1619: The first representative assembly in America convened in Jamestown, Va.

1729: The city of Baltimore was founded.

1792: The French national anthem, "La Marseillaise" by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, was first sung in Paris.

1863: American automaker Henry Ford was born in Dearborn Township, Mich.

1930: Host Uruguay won soccer's first World Cup with a 4-2 victory over Argentina in the final in Montevideo.

1942: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill creating a women's auxiliary agency in the Navy known as Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, or WAVES.

1945: The USS Indianapolis, which had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine; 880 men lost their lives.

1966: England won the World Cup when Geoff Hurst scored a hat trick in a 4-2 victory over West Germany at London's Wembley Stadium.

1971: Apollo 15 astronauts David R. Scott and James B. Irwin landed on the moon.

1975: Former Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in suburban Detroit. (His remains have never been found.)

2002: Expelled from Congress a week earlier, James A. Traficant Jr. was sentenced to eight years behind bars for corruption.

2008: Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was extradited to The Hague to face genocide charges after nearly 13 years on the run.

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