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 - The Blair Witch Project
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1999: The independent horror movie "The Blair Witch Project" opens in theaters. The movie, which was presented as "recovered footage" from three student filmmakers who disappeared while filming a documentary about a Maryland legend known as the Blair Witch, went on to gross more than $248 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful independent movies of all time.

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