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July 29 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- July 29th

Happy Birthday!
1869 Booth Tarkington, author (The Magnificent Ambersons)
1905 Clara Bow, actress (Hula, Dancing Mothers, Mantrap)
1938 Peter Jennings, journalist
1942 Tony Sirico, actor (The Sopranos, Mickey Blue Eyes)
1953 Ken Burns, writer/producer/director (The Civil War, Baseball)
1966 Martina McBride, country singer (Independence Day)
1972 Wil Wheaton, actor (Star Trek: the Next Generation, Stand By Me)
1973 Stephen Dorff, actor (FearDotCom)

Deaths:
1890 Vincent van Gogh, painter (Portrait of Doctor Gachet)
1974 Mama Cass Elliot, singer from The Mamas and the Papas (California Dreamin')

Events:
1958 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was formed
1981 Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married

History Lesson:

Cass Elliot didn't die because she choked on a sandwich. They think she had a heart condition for years that made her faint. It is sad that people made up this story because she was overweight.

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