LEAD STORY 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
CRIME Son of Sam terrorizes New York, 1976
DISASTER Rocket causes deadly fire on aircraft carrier,1967
GENERAL INTEREST Spanish Armada defeated, 1588
HOLLYWOOD Hollywood golden couple weds, 2000
LITERARY Chang-Rae Lee’s birthday, 1965
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
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Rare white bison named ‘Dancing Boy’ GOSHEN, Conn., July 28 (UPI) — A rare white bison born a month ago on a Connecticut farm was officially named Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy at a ceremony Saturday.
World bikini parade record stands MADISON LAKE, Minn., July 28 (UPI) — An attempt to break the world record for most women parading in bikinis failed Saturday at Paddlefish Days in Madison Lake, Minn., an organizer said.
Calif. hit with $11.7 in late payment fees SACRAMENTO, July 28 (UPI) — Anyone who has been late with a credit card payment can sympathize with the $11.7 million in late fees California racked up in fiscal 2011.
Capone’s armored Cadillac up for sale PLYMOUTH, Mich., July 28 (UPI) — Al Capone’s green and black Cadillac touring car was among the items on the block Saturday at a Michigan auction.
Bird crashes into face of coaster rider JACKSON, N.J., July 28 (UPI) — A bird crashed into the face of a boy who was riding a roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, a park official said.
Gunman demands band camp quiet down PEORIA, Ariz., July 28 (UPI) — A man carrying a gun showed up at an Arizona band camp and told students there to be quiet, police said.
Russia, Japan exchange pets as gifts MOSCOW, July 28 (UPI) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he will send a Siberian cat as a thank you gift to a governor in Japan, who gave him an Akita Inu puppy.