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 - 1932 Olympics
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Los Angeles Times

1932: The 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles. Held during the worldwide Great Depression, many nations and athletes were unable to pay for the trip to Los Angeles. The games would feature the first Olympic Village and the first use of a victory podium.


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