On July 29…

1869 – Author Booth Tarkington (The Magnificent Ambersons, Alice Adams) was born in Indianapolis, IN.

1900 – Gaetano Bresci, an Italian-born American citizen, assassinated Italy’s King Umberto I.

1905 – Actress Clara Bow (Hula, Dancing Mothers, Mantrap, Free to Love, Down to the Sea in Ships) was born in New York City.

1958 – The United States space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), was authorized by the U.S. Congress.

1976 – David Berkowitz (“The Son of Sam”) began his murder rampage in New York City.  He killed 6 people and wounded 7 others, before he was arrested in August 1977.

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