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 - Buffalo Bob Smith
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1998: Buffalo Bob Smith, the host of the longtime children's show "Howdy Doody," dies at age 80 in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The Buffalo, New York, native was born Robert Emil Schmidt in 1917.


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