#TodayInCAHistory: On July 30, 1932, the Summer Olympics opened in L.A., commemorating California's first time hosting the Summer Games and the first time an Olympic Village was built. The games returned to L.A. in 1984, making it one of four cities that have hosted the Summer Olympics more than once along with London, Paris and Athens. California also hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley.

In front of the Olympic Village, Olympic Games of Los Angeles in

#TodayInCAHistory: On June 13, 1798, Mission San Luis Rey de Francia was founded by Father Fermin Lasuen. Located near what is today Oceanside in San Diego County, the mission was considered to be "the king of the missions" due to its large size and wealth.

Old Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside - The Franciscan Retreat Center at Old Mission San Luis Rey offers a place for solitude, healing, and revitalization with a wide variety of spiritual and educational programs.

#TodayInCAHistory: On June 24, 1900, Oliver Lippincott drove the first automobile in Yosemite. A Los Angeles-based photographer, Lippincott spent several weeks photographing both Yosemite and his new invention the Locomobile, which was a steam-powered 2 cylinder vehicle with a top speed of 40 MPH.

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#TodayInCAHistory: On June 24, 1900, Oliver Lippincott drove the first automobile in Yosemite. A Los Angeles-based photographer, Lippincott spent several weeks photographing both Yosemite and his new invention the Locomobile, which was a steam-powered 2 cylinder vehicle with a top speed of 40 MPH.

#TodayInCAHistory: On July 29, 1849, California miners forbade the use of slaves as laborers in the mother lode in a meeting  prompted by the actions of Col. Thomas Jefferson Green, a flamboyant Texan who brought his slaves to California to work his claim. Although the miners' declaration was motivated by racism and fear of slave-labor competition, the anti-slavery sentiment ensured that California would enter the Union as a free state the following year on September 9, 1850.

A black gold miner in Auburn Ravine, Ca Many blacks moved west to the gold fields in search of wealth.

#TodayInCAHistory: On June 25, 1846, Capt. John C. Fremont moved his expedition party to Sonoma, CA to join and command the Bear Flag Revolt against the Mexican officials controlling Alta California.

Fremont moved his expedition party to Sonoma, CA to join and command the Bear Flag Revolt against the Mexican officials controlling Alta California.

#TodayInCAHistory: On July 3, 1873, the City of Los Angeles passed the first franchise ordinance to D. V. Waldron to construct a public railroad. The result was the L.A. Street Railway, a horse-drawn streetcar system with $0.10 fare. At its height, the system had over 20  lines and 1,250 trolleys, but the rise of car culture during the 1950s reduced public demand for public transportation, ending the system in 1963. (Image: L.A. Street Railway on Main Street, 1875 from  Metro Library…

The first trolley in Los Angeles ran on a few downtown streets. In this photo from you can see the streetcar tracks running between the livery stables lining an unpaved Main street. Streetcars would run under horsepower for another twenty years.

#TodayInCAHistory: Founded by #CAHallofFame inductee John Muir, the Sierra Club was incorporated on June 4, 1892 with the mission of preserving the Sierra Nevada Mountains. [Image: 1908 Kern River Sierra Club outing attended by (L-R) Miss Nora Thomas, Miss Kneffer & John Muir. Courtesy Sierra Club & William E. Colby Memorial Library.]

Dinnertime at the Kern River during a Sierra Club outing. John Muir is seated on a log talking with Miss Kneffer, a Vassar professor. At left is Miss Nora Thomas.

#TodayInCAHistory: On June 10, 1846, a herd of 170 horses en route to Alta California's acting Governor Jose Castro were taken by a group of U.S. settlers. Due to settlers' fears that the horses would be used by Castro to drive foreigners out of the Mexican territory, the herd was taken to the camp where U.S. Captain John Fremont and his troops were resting at the junction of the Bear and Feather rivers. The event was the first strike in the insurgency that became the Bear Flag Revolt.

#TodayInCAHistory: On June 10, 1846, a herd of 170 horses en route to Alta California's acting Governor Jose Castro were taken by a group of U.S. settlers. Due to settlers' fears that the horses would be used by Castro to drive foreigners out of the Mexican territory, the herd was taken to the camp where U.S. Captain John Fremont and his troops were resting at the junction of the Bear and Feather rivers. The event was the first strike in the insurgency that became the Bear Flag Revolt.

#TodayInCAHistory: On June 20, 1941, #CAHallofFame inductees Charles and Ray Eames were married in an intimate wedding ceremony with family and friends in Chicago before setting off for California, where they spent the next 38 years working as husband and wife and equal business partners at their design studio Eames Office in Venice. (Image: Letter from Charles to Ray, 1941, Library of Congress)

Letter from Charles to Ray (Kaiser) Eames, 1941 (Library of Congress) Dear Miss Kaiser, I am 34 (almost) years old, singel (again) and broke. I love you very much and would like to marry you very very.

#TodayInCAHistory: On July 2, 1937, #CAHallofFame inductee Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific during her round-the-world flight. Earhart was 39 and one of the world's most famous and admired women at the time of her disappearance. (AP Photo/File ANONYMOUS — AP)

USA: Amelia Earhart the first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Women we admire; influential women in history dolls

#TodayInCAHistory: #CAHallofFame inductee Jonas Salk died in La Jolla, CA on June 23, 1995 at the age of 80. A medical researcher and virologist, Salk discovered and developed the first successful polio vaccine in 1955.

Funny pictures about Good Guy Jonas Salk. Oh, and cool pics about Good Guy Jonas Salk. Also, Good Guy Jonas Salk.

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