On This Day: July 30th

July 30th:

1863- Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, promising to stop harassing the emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah

1935- 1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution

1646- English parliament sets king Charles I Newcastle Propositions

1729- City of Baltimore founded

1863- President Abraham Lincoln issues “eye-for-eye” order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot

1872- Mahlon Loomis patents wireless telegraphy

1902- Anti-Jewish rioters attack funeral procession of Rabbi Joseph (NYC)

1928- George Eastman shows first amateur color motion pictures to guests at his New York house including Thomas Edison

1945- After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I-58. 880 of the crew died, many after being attacked by sharks, the inspiration for the movie Jaws.

1954- Elvis Presley joins the Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71

1956- US motto “In God We Trust” authorized

1966- US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam

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