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On this day: July 30

POSTED: 11:29 PM PDT Jul 28, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 29, 2013 

Henry Ford is born, the host nation captures the very first World Cup, the USS Indianapolis sinks into shark-infested waters, and Hoffa goes missing, all on this day.

OTD July 30 - 1932 Olympics
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Los Angeles Times

1932: The 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles. Held during the worldwide Great Depression, many nations and athletes were unable to pay for the trip to Los Angeles. The games would feature the first Olympic Village and the first use of a victory podium.


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