On this day: July 30

POSTED: 11:29 PM PDT Jul 28, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 29, 2016 

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 - Joe Shuster
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DC Comics

1992: Artist Joe Shuster, the co-creator of the DC Comics character Superman (along with writer Jerry Siegel), first published in "Action Comics #1" in June 1938, dies of congestive heart failure and hypertension at age 78 in Los Angeles, California. Shuster and Siegel sold all rights to the character to DC Comics for $130 in March 1938 and fought a number of legal battles over ownership of the superhero the rest of their lives, eventually gaining recognition for their roles in creating him.


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