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Born on this Day in History: July 30, 1936 - Buddy Guy was born in Lettsworth, Louisiana. At 13 years old, he made a guitar and taught himself to play. Muddy Waters discovered him while playing at clubs in Chicago. Waters helped him find work at 708 Club. He recorded hits from the 1960s through the 80s. In 2003, he released his first acoustic blues album.
On this Day in History: July 30, 1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law. At the bill-signing ceremony, which took place at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, former President Harry S. Truman was enrolled as Medicare's first beneficiary and received the first Medicare card. Johnson wanted to recognize Truman, who, in 1945, had become the first president to propose national health insurance, an initiative that was opposed at the time by Congress.