TODAY IN HISTORY
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.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure making “In God We Trust” the national motto, replacing “E Pluribus Unum” (Out of many, one).
President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a measure creating Medicare, which began operating the following year.
Israel’s Knesset passed a law reaffirming all of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.