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On this day: July 29

POSTED: 02:38 PM PDT Jul 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 28, 2013 

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 - Alexis de Tocqueville
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1805: Historian and scientist Alexis de Tocqueville is born in Paris, France. His two-volume "Democracy in America," published in 1835 and 1840 after his travels in the United States, is today considered an early work of sociology and political science.

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