On this day: July 29

Published On: Jul 15 2013 04:38:01 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 29 2016 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 - Megan's Law
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1994: Megan Kanka, 7, is raped and killed by convicted sex offender Jesse Timmendequas in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. The next day Timmendequas, Kanka's neighbor, confessed to investigators and led them to where he had dumped her body. The murder attracted national attention and subsequently led to the introduction of "Megan's Law," which requires law enforcement to disclose details relating to the location of registered sex offenders. Timmendequas was eventually found guilty and initially sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted to life in prison without the possibility of parole when the New Jersey Legislature abolished the state's death penalty in 2007.

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