On this day: July 30

Published On: Jul 29 2012 02:29:17 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 30 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - USS Indianapolis
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U.S. Navy

1945: USS Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sinks in minutes. Of 1,196 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 900 men faced exposure, dehydration and shark attacks as they waited four days for rescue. Only 317 survived.

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