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This Day In History: July 29

This Day in History

1907: Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms the Boy Scouts in England.
1958: Pres. Dwight Eisenhower signs legislation creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
1974: The House Judiciary Committee votes the second article of impeachment against Pres. Richard Nixon, 28-10, charging abuses of power.
1981: Congress passes Pres. Ronald Reagan's tax-cut legislation, which is expected to save taxpayers some $750 billion over a 5-year period. Watched by an estimated 750 million TV viewers, Britain's Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer are married in London 's St. Paul Cathedral.

Today's Birthdays

1805: Alexis de Tocqueville, writer/political scientist/historian (Paris, France; died 1859)
1869: Booth Tarkington, novelist (Indianapolis, IN; died 1946)
1883: Benito Mussolini, Italian Fascist leader (Dovia, Italy; died 1945)
1905: Dag Hammarskjold, statesman/UN secretary general (Sweden; died 1961)
1924: Robert Horton, actor (Los Angeles, CA)
1930: Paul Taylor, dancer/choreographer (Allegheny County, PA)
1934: Robert Fuller, actor (Troy, NY)
1936: Elizabeth Hanford Dole, former Red Cross president, cabinet member, and presidential aspirant (Salisbury, NC)
1937: Daniel L. McFadden, economist, educator, and Nobel laureate (Raleigh, NC)
1938: Peter Jennings, TV anchor (Toronto, Ontario, Canada; died 2005)
1941: David Warner, actor (Manchester, England)
1942: Tony Sirico, actor (Brooklyn, NY)
1953: Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker (New York, NY)
1972: Wil Wheaton, actor (Burbank, CA)


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