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Artist Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France.


President Eisenhower signed the congressional act that created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was authorized by Congress.


In Humanae Vitae (of Human Life), Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the Catholic Church's prohibition on artificial methods of birth control.


Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, married Lady Diana Spencer.


Red sox switch hitter Bill Mueller became the first baseball player to hit grand slam home runs from both sides of the plate in the same game.

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