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On this day: July 29

Published On: Jul 15 2013 04:38:01 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 29 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Vincent van Gogh dies, the Summer Olympics return after World War II, Jack Paar debuts on the "Tonight" show, Dylan crashes his motorcycle, and Prince Charles marries Diana, all on this day.

OTD July 29 - David Berkowitz
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New York City Police Department

1976: David Berkowitz, aka the "Son of Sam," kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks in the New York City area. He would eventually be arrested on Aug. 10, 1977, and confess to killing six people and wounding several others in the course of eight shootings. He later claimed that he was commanded to kill by a demon that possessed his neighbor's dog. In June 1978, he was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for each murder, to be served consecutively, making his maximum term 365 years.

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