Saturday, July 29, 2017
History for July 29 - On-This-Day.com:
Booth Tarkington 1869, Benito Mussolini 1883, Melvin Belli 1907
Marcel Bich 1914 - Manufacturer and co-founder of Bic, Ken Burns 1953, Martina McBride 1966
1950 - Disney's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" was released.
1957 - Jack Paar began hosting the "Tonight" show on NBC-TV. The name of the show was changed to "The Jack Paar Show." Paar was host for five years.
1957 - The International Atomic Energy Agency was established.
1958 - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was authorized by the U.S. Congress.
1968 - Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church's stance against artificial methods of birth control.
1981 - England's Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married.
1985 - General Motors announced that Spring Hill, TN, would be the home of the Saturn automobile assembly plant.
2005 - Astronomers announced that they had discovered a new planet (Xena) larger than Pluto in orbit around the sun.