Today in history, 29. - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Today in history, 29.

Each of the events below occurred on the same day of the month, July 29.

1890: Painter Vincent Van Gogh dies in Auvers-sue-Oise, France at age 37.

1938: Television news anchor Peter Jennings is born in Toronto, Canada.

1948: Opening ceremonies are held for the Summer Olympics in London.

1958: President Dwight Eisenhower signs the National Aeronautics Space Act into law, creating NASA.

1966: Singer Martina McBride is born in Sharon, Kansas.

1967: The USS Forrestal catches fire off the coast of North Vietnam resulting in 134 deaths.

1981: A worldwide audience of 700 million tune into the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in London.

2007: Talk show host Tom Snyder, 71, dies in San Francisco, California.

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