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Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 29 - This Day in History

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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-navy-contacts-continentals


Automotive
1909 : General Motors buys Cadillac
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-motors-buys-cadillac


Civil War
1862 : Confederate spy Belle Boyd is captured
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/belle-boyd-is-captured


Cold War
1958 : NASA established
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nasa-established


Crime
1976 : Son of Sam terrorizes New York
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/son-of-sam-terrorizes-new-york


Disaster
1967 : Rocket causes deadly fire on aircraft carrier
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rocket-causes-deadly-fire-on-aircraft-carrier


General Interest
1588 : Spanish Armada defeated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/spanish-armada-defeated

1848 : Tipperary Revolt ends in failure
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tipperary-revolt-ends-in-failure

1900 : Italian American assassinates Italian king
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/italian-american-assassinates-italian-king

1981 : Prince Charles marries Lady Diana
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/prince-charles-marries-lady-diana


Hollywood
2000 : Hollywood golden couple weds
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hollywood-golden-couple-weds


Literary
1965 : Chang-Rae Lee's birthday
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chang-rae-lees-birthday


Music
1967 : The Doors score their first #1 hit with "Light My Fire"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-doors-score-their-first-1-hit-with-quotlight-my-firequot


Old West
1776 : Escalante and Dominguez begin expedition
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/escalante-and-dominguez-begin-expedition


Presidential
1958 : President Eisenhower authorizes creation of NASA
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-eisenhower-authorizes-creation-of-nasa


Sports
1996 : Carl Lewis wins fourth consecutive long jump at 35
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carl-lewis-wins-fourth-consecutive-long-jump-at-35


Vietnam War
1965 : 101st Airborne Division arrives in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/101st-airborne-division-arrives-in-vietnam

1967 : Fire ravages U.S. carrier off Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fire-ravages-us-carrier-off-vietnam

1972 : Former U.S. Attorney General visits North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/former-us-attorney-general-visits-north-vietnam


World War I
1914 : Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany and Czar Nicholas of Russia exchange telegrams
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kaiser-wilhelm-of-germany-and-czar-nicholas-of-russia-exchange-telegrams


World War II
1945 : Japanese sink the USS Indianapolis
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-sink-the-uss-iindianapolisi
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