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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July 29 - The Day in History - 1958 NASA Created

July 29 : General Interest
1958 : NASA created

On this day in 1958, the U.S. Congress passes legislation establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a civilian agency responsible for coordinating America's activities in space... read more

American Revolution
1778 : French navy contacts Continentals

1909 : General Motors buys Cadillac

Civil War
1862 : Confederate spy Belle Boyd is captured

Cold War
1958 : NASA established

1976 : Son of Sam terrorizes New York

1967 : Rocket causes deadly fire on aircraft carrier

General Interest
1588 : Spanish Armada defeated
1848 : Tipperary Revolt ends in failure< 1900 : Italian American assassinates Italian king
1981 : Prince Charles marries Lady Diana

2000 : Hollywood golden couple weds

1965 : Chang-Rae Lee's birthday

1967 : The Doors score their first #1 hit with "Light My Fire"

Old West
1776 : Escalante and Dominguez begin expedition

1958 : President Eisenhower authorizes creation of NASA

1966 : Carl Lewis wins fourth consecutive long jump at 35

Vietnam War
1965 : 101st Airborne Division arrives in Vietnam
1967 : Fire ravages U.S. carrier off Vietnam
1972 : Former U.S. Attorney General visits North Vietnam

World War I
1914 : Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany and Czar Nicholas of Russia exchange telegrams

World War II
1945 : Japanese sink the USS Indianapolis


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