On This Date in History (7/28/17)

On This Date in History  (7/28/17)

On This Date in History (7/28/17)

1729, the city of Baltimore was founded in Maryland.
1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued an Order Of Retaliation during the Civil War for the Union Army to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot by the Confederate Army.
1863 Automotive pioneer Henry Ford is born. He dies in 1947.
1898 Corn Flakes are invented by Will Kellogg.
1945, the cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis, which had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Only 316 out of 1,196 men survived the sinking and many hours in shark-infested waters.
1954Elvis Presley made his professional concert debut in Memphis, Tennessee’s Overton Park, opening for Slim Whitman.
1956, “In God We Trust” was authorized the national motto of the United States.
1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare bill into law, to provide limited health care for the elderly and disabled.
1970 The Rolling Stones announce that neither Allen Klein, ABKCO Records, nor any other company has any authority to negotiate contracts on their behalf. A lengthy legal battle ensues.
1974, under coercion from the Supreme Court, President Richard Nixon finally released the Watergate tapes. Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee voted 21-17 on the last of three charges to impeach him. Nixon resigned before he could be impeached by the full House and brought to trial before the Senate.
1975 Former Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa mysteriously disappears in suburban Detroit, Michigan. Although presumed dead, his remains have never been found. Hoffa was declared legally dead in 1982.


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