Baltimore Sun

TODAY IN HISTORY

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On July 30, 1729, Baltimore, Maryland, was founded.

In 1916, German saboteurs blew up a munitions plant on an island near Jersey City, New Jersey, killing about a dozen people.

In 1945, the Portland class heavy cruiser USS Indianapol­is, having just delivered components of the atomic bomb to Tinian in the Mariana Islands, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine; only 317 out of nearly 1,200 men survived.

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a measure creating Medicare, which began operating the following year.

In 2010, the Afghan Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.

In 2020, Herman Cain, a former Republican presidenti­al candidate who became a supporter of President Donald Trump, died in Atlanta of complicati­ons from the coronaviru­s at the age of 74.

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