THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Saturday, July 29, the 210th day of 2017. There are 155 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1958: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating NASA.
IN THE WORLD
1588: The English attacked the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines, resulting in an English victory. 1981: Britain's Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in a glittering ceremony at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. (However, the couple divorced in 1996.)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum-Baker is 85. Former Sen. Elizabeth H. Dole is 81. Rock musician Neal Doughty (REO Speedwagon) is 71. Documentary maker Ken Burns is 64. Rock singer Patti Scialfa (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) is 64. Hip-hop DJ/ music producer Danger Mouse is 40. Actress Rachel Miner is 37. Actress Kaitlyn Black is 34.