On this day: July 30

Published On: Jul 29 2012 02:29:17 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 30 2014 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 - Medicare
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U.S. Social Security Administration

1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid. Johnson (far right) is seen here with Secretary of HEW John Gardner (second from left) and SSA Commissioner Bob Ball (left) receiving the first Medicare Part-B application form from a member of the general public, Baltimore resident Tony Palcaorolla (second from right).

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