Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 30

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, July 30

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1851 Regular passenger service was inaugurated by the Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroad (Fort Wayne) between Allegheny and New Brighton.

1916 German saboteurs blew up a munitions plant on Black Tom, an island near Jersey City, N.J. About a dozen people were killed, and the explosion was so huge, it was felt throughout New York City and damaged the Statue of Liberty.

1956 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure making "In God We Trust" the national motto, replacing "E Pluribus Unum," which means "Out of many, one."

1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a measure creating Medicare, which began the following year.

1975 Former Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in suburban Detroit. Although he is presumed dead, his remains have never been found. …

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