Calendar for July 29th, 2014

Rain Day (Waynesburg, Pennsylvania)

1588: The Spanish Armada was defeated by an English naval force off the coast of Gravelines, France

1786: The Pittsburgh Gazette became the first newspaper published west of the Allegheny Mountains

Born 1828: John Sargent Pillsbury (manufacturer)

1851: Annibale de Gasparis discovered asteroid 15 Eunomia

Born 1869: Booth Tarkington (author)

Died 1890: Vincent van Gogh (artist)

Born 1892: William Powell (actor)

1914: First successful transcontinental telephone call

Born 1918: Edwin O'Connor (novelist)

Born 1929: Norma Lyon (fourth butter cow sculptor of the Iowa State Fair)

Born 1930: Paul Taylor (dancer)

Born 1932: Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker (politician)

Born 1936: Elizabeth Dole (government official)

Born 1938: Peter Jennings (journalist)

Born 1953: Ken Burns (filmmaker)

1958: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Born 1966: Martina McBride (singer)

Born 1972: Wil Wheaton (actor)

Born 1973: Stephen Dorff (actor)

Born 1974: Josh Radnor (actor)

Died 1974: Mama Cass Elliot (singer)

1981: Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer married at St. Paul's in London, England

Born 1982: Allison Mack (actress)

Died 1983: David Niven (actor)

Died 1998: Jerome Robbins (choreographer)

2003: Bill Mueller of the Boston Red Sox became the first baseball player in major league history to hit grand slams from both sides of the plate in one game

Died 2007: Tom Snyder (talk show host)

2008: A 5.4-magnitude earthquake shook Los Angeles, California

2010: A pair of Winston Churchill’s wartime dentures sold at auction for approximately $23,750

2014: Rare panda triplets born at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China