Today is Tuesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2019. There are 154 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1619: The first representative assembly in America convenes in Jamestown in the Virginia Colony.
1729: Baltimore, Md., is founded.
1792: The French national anthem “La Marseillaise” by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, is first sung in Paris by troops arriving from Marseille.
1916: German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on Black Tom, an island near Jersey City, N.J., killing about a dozen people.
1942: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill creating a women’s auxiliary agency in the Navy known as “Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service” – WAVES for short.
1956: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a measure making “In God We Trust” the national motto, replacing “E Pluribus Unum” (Out of many, one).
1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a measure creating Medicare.
1975: Former Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit; although presumed dead, his remains have never been found.
2001: Robert Mueller, President George W. Bush’s choice to head the FBI, promises the Senate Judiciary Committee that if confirmed, he will move forcefully to fix problems at the agency. (He became FBI director Sept. 4, 2001, a week before the 9/11 attacks.)
1994: Caparo Inc. says a decision by Sharon Steel Corp.’s secured lenders to push for liquidation of the steel company won’t prevent Caparo from pursuing the purchase of the Sharon Steel plant.
Warren-based Packard Electric, a division of General Motors, will build an $18 million plant in northeastern Alabama, creating 1,200 jobs there.
Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital lays off 15 employees, leaving the 90-bed hospital with 362 full-time employees and 95 part-time workers.
1979: Former Trumbull Domestic Relations/Juvenile Court Judge Bruce P. Henderson, 73, of 306 Central Parkway SE dies in the Washington Square Nursing Home.
The Polish Societies of Youngstown and Vicinity mark the 50th anniversary of Polish Day at St. Stanislaus Church with a special tribute to Pope John Paul II.
Don Yankle of Campbell, a pitcher, is named Most Valuable Player in the Ohio Connie Mack Tournament.
Charles A. Kolat, 21, of Youngstown drowns while swimming in the abandoned Michigan Limestone quarry near Hillsville, Pa.
1969: With only one week remaining for candidates for Youngstown Board of Education to file nomination petitions, not a single aspirant has submitted signatures although three members are to be elected. Frank Franko is circulating petitions.
Fifty-two Youngstown area high-school boys are enrolled in the Upward Bound program, which is in its fourth year at Youngstown State University.
The Struthers beautification awards for July will be presented to four homes, those belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shuttleworth, Mr. and Mrs. Panfilo Traficanti, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Listorti, and Mr. and Mrs. George Kecur.
1944: Lt. Frederick Bierkamp, 23, of Tod Lane, commander of an LCT in invasion action in the English Channel, is reported missing in action, the Navy Department has notified his parents, Dr. and Mrs. F.J. Bierkamp.
Fred Tod, 56, of 278 Broadway, director of the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. and grandson of former Gov. David Tod, dies of heart trouble after an illness of several months.
Cpl. Philip Samolyk of Youngstown dies in Italy protecting a wounded comrade. He is posthumously awarded the Silver Star.