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Calendar for July 29th, 2014

Every Year

  • Rain Day (Waynesburg, Pennsylvania)

  • 1580s

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

  • 1780s

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

  • 1820s

  • Born 1828: John Sargent Pillsbury (manufacturer)

  • 1850s

  • 1851: Annibale de Gasparis discovered asteroid 15 Eunomia

  • 1860s

  • Born 1869: Booth Tarkington (author)

  • 1890s

  • Died 1890: Vincent van Gogh (artist)

  • Born 1892: William Powell (actor)

  • 1910s

  • 1914: First successful transcontinental telephone call

  • Born 1918: Edwin O'Connor (novelist)

  • 1920s

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

  • 1930s

  • Born 1930: Paul Taylor (dancer)

  • Born 1932: Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker (politician)

  • Born 1936: Elizabeth Dole (government official)

  • Born 1938: Peter Jennings (journalist)

  • 1950s

  • 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)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1966: Martina McBride (singer)

  • 1970s

  • 1971: Schooner Bluenose II was donated to Nova Scotia

  • Born 1972: Wil Wheaton (actor)

  • Born 1973: Stephen Dorff (actor)

  • Born 1974: Josh Radnor (actor)

  • Died 1974: Mama Cass Elliot (singer)

  • 1980s

  • 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)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1998: Jerome Robbins (choreographer)

  • 2000s

  • 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

  • 2010s

  • 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


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