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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.

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1729: The town of Baltimore, Md., is founded and is named after Lord Baltimore, who was the first Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland. Baltimore would grow swiftly in the 18th century as a granary for sugar-producing colonies in the Caribbean.


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