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.