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 - 1948 Summer Olympics
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1948: After a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, open in London, England. The event came to be known as the Austerity Games because of the economic climate and post-war rationing. No new venues were built for the games, and athletes were housed in existing accommodations instead of an Olympic Village.

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