On this day: July 29

Published On: Jul 15 2013 04:38:01 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 29 2014 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 - USS Forrestal
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U.S. Navy

1967: During the Vietnam War, a missile misfire from a F-4 Phantom starts a fire onboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal off the coast of North Vietnam. The blaze would prove to be the worst U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134 people and injuring another 161. Here the destroyer USS Rupertus can be seen helping extinguish the fire.

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