Hitler becomes head of National Socialist German Workers Party in 1921

By The Associated Press

Today is Sunday, July 29, the 210th day of 2018. There are 155 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On July 29, 1921, Adolf Hitler became the leader (“fuehrer”) of the National Socialist German Workers Party.

On this date:

In 1030, the patron saint of Norway, King Olaf II, was killed in battle.

In 1890, artist Vincent van Gogh, 37, died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.

In 1914, transcontinental telephone service in the U.S. became operational with the first test conversation between New York and San Francisco. Massachusetts’ Cape Cod Canal, offering a shortcut across the base of the peninsula, was officially opened to shipping traffic.

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating NASA.

In 1974, singer Cass Elliot died in a London hotel room at age 32.

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