JULY 30: The Daily Flashback

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Buddy Guy
Happy 82nd birthday, Buddy Guy!
Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

1898: The first automobile magazine advertisement was published in Scientific America.
1932: Walt Disney’s “Flowers and Trees” – the first Academy Award winning cartoon and first cartoon short to use Technicolor – premiered.
1954: Elvis Presley made his professional debut in Memphis. It was his first concert to be advertised.
1956: The phrase “In God We Trust” was adopted as the U.S. national motto.
1965: U.S. President Johnson signed into law Social Security Act that established Medicare and Medicaid.
1966: The Troggs’ “Wild Thing” hit No. 1.
1968: The Washington Senators’ Ron Hansen made the first unassisted triple play in the major leagues in 41 years.
1974: The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to impeach President Nixon for blocking the Watergate investigation and for abuse of power.
1996: Sublime’s self-titled album was released.
2002: Bruce Springsteen’s album The Rising was released.

BIRTHDAYS
1890: Casey Stengel
1898: Henry Moore
1933: Edd “Kookie” Byrnes
1936: Buddy Guy
1941: Paul Anka
1945: David Sanborn
1956: Anita Hill
1958: Kate Bush
1961: Neal McCoy

DEATHS
2003: Sam Phillips
2014: Dick Wagner

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