On This Day

30th July

762 – Baghdad was founded.

1866 – New Orleans's Democratic government ordered police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.

1965 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.

1975 – Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He was never seen or heard from again.

2003 – In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line.

2006 – The world's longest running music show, Top of the Pops, was broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.

2006 – At least 28 civilians, including 16 children were killed by the Israeli Air Force in Lebanon.

2005 - Anthony Walker, a British student was murdered in a racially motivated crime.

2007 - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to deploy as many as 26,000 peacekeepers to end the violence in Sudan's Darfur region that has reportedly seen about 200,000 people killed since 2003.

2014 - LEN forgot to add the link to the G+ post to this page.