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On This Day: July 29th

This is 210th day of the year and 155 days remain in the year.

in history
1890
Artist Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France.
1958
President Eisenhower signed the congressional act that created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was authorized by Congress.
1968
In Humanae Vitae (of Human Life), Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the Catholic Church's prohibition on artificial methods of birth control.
1981
Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, married Lady Diana Spencer.
2003
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.
July 29 BirthdaysDag Hammarskjold 1905–61, Swedish statesman, secretary-general of the United Nations (1953–61).
Benito Mussolinidictator
Peter Jenningsnews anchor
Alexis de Tocquevillewriter
Elizabeth Hanford Dolepublic official
Booth Tarkingtonauthor
Nancy Landon Kassebaumsenator
Ken Burnsdocumentary filmmaker



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