TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - KICKOFF -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT July 30, 1942

Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt signed a bill cre­at­ing a women’s aux­il­iary agency in the Navy known as “Women Ac­cepted for Vol­un­teer Emer­gency Ser­vice” — WAVES for short.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1619

The first rep­re­sen­ta­tive assem­bly in Amer­ica con­vened in Jamestown in the Vir­ginia Colony.

1956

Pres­i­dent Dwight D. Eisen­hower signed a mea­sure mak­ing “In God We Trust” the na­tional motto, re­plac­ing “E Pluribus Unum” (Out of many, one).

1965

Pres­i­dent Lyn­don B. John­son signed a mea­sure cre­at­ing Medi­care, which be­gan op­er­at­ing the fol­low­ing year.

1980

Is­rael’s Knes­set passed a law reaf­firm­ing all of Jerusalem as the cap­i­tal of the Jewish state.

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