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  1. #1 7-29-12: Today in History 
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    NASA created, 1958
    American Revolution
    French navy contacts Continentals, 1778
    Automotive
    General Motors buys Cadillac, 1909
    Civil War
    Confederate spy Belle Boyd is captured, 1862
    Cold War
    NASA established, 1958
    Crime
    Son of Sam terrorizes New York, 1976
    Disaster
    Rocket causes deadly fire on aircraft carrier, 1967
    General Interest
    Spanish Armada defeated, 1588
    Tipperary Revolt ends in failure, 1848
    Italian American assassinates Italian king, 1900
    Prince Charles marries Lady Diana, 1981
    Hollywood
    Hollywood golden couple weds, 2000
    Literary
    Chang-Rae Lee's birthday, 1965
    Music
    The Doors score their first #1 hit with "Light My Fire", 1967
    Old West
    Escalante and Dominguez begin expedition, 1776
    Presidential
    President Eisenhower authorizes creation of NASA, 1958
    Sports
    Carl Lewis wins fourth consecutive long jump at 35, 1996
    Vietnam War
    101st Airborne Division arrives in Vietnam, 1965
    Fire ravages U.S. carrier off Vietnam, 1967
    Former U.S. Attorney General visits North Vietnam, 1972
    World War I
    Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany and Czar Nicholas of Russia exchange telegrams, 1914
    World War II
    Japanese sink the USS Indianapolis, 1945

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    NASA, NASA yeah I remember NASA, back before they became the pat the muzzie on the head organization, we used to be a great country.
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    1958 - U.S. President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which formed NASA and led to the establishment of the space center near Houston in 1961.

    1988 - The FDIC bailed out the 1st Republic Bank of Dallas with $4 billion.

    2010 - Baylor University's KWBU-TV/Waco signed off after 21 years due to budgetary concerns.
    It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
    It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
    Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.
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