WHAT HAPPENED TODAY IN HISTORY...JULY 29th:

1899 - 1st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY
1928 - Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" is released
1936 - RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show & monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy)
1974 - Episcopal Church ordained female priests
1985 - 19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F)-Challenger 8-launched
1988 - Last US Playboy Club (Lansing Mich) closes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1905 - Clara Bow, Brooklyn New York, silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid), (d. 1965)
1938 - Peter Jennings, Toronto Canada, news anchor (ABC Evening News)
1966 - Martina McBride, country singer
1981 - Charles, Prince of Wales weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral, London
2000 - American actress Jennifer Aniston (31) weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt (36) in a private ceremony at Malibu, California
2006 - "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) weds singer Kid Rock (35) at Thunder Gulch yacht in Saint-Tropez, France
GOODBYE TO:

1974 - Cass Elliot, singer (Mamas & Papas), dies from heart attack in London at 32

 

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