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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 - House of Burgesses
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1619: In Jamestown, Va., the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time. The assembly is seen in this 1851 painting by Peter F. Rothermel being addressed by Patrick Henry.


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