Historical Events on July 29

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  • 362 Emperor Julianus of Constantinople ends education laws
  • 626 Avaren/Slaves under khagan Bajan begin siege of Constantinople
  • 904 Thessalonica is sacked by Saracen pirates led by renegade Leo of Tripoli
  • 1014 Battle of Strumitsa-valley: Byzantine destroys Bulgarian armies
  • 1030 Battle at Stiklestad (Trondheim)
  • 1179 Lando Sittino proclaimed (anti-)pope Innocent III
  • 1560 Turkish fleet recaptures Djerba on Spanjaarden

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1563 League of High Nobles routes King Philip II

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II

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1567 James VI is crowned King of Scots at Stirling

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1579 Antwerp request union with Utrecht
  • 1579 King Philip II arrests plotters Antonio Perez & princess van Eboli
  • 1585 University of Franeker/ University of Friesland opens in the Netherlands
  • 1588 The Battle of Gravelines - Spanish Armada damaged & scattered by the English fleet
  • 1588 Duke Farneses troops ready for invasion of England

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1609 Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • 1634 Dutch fleet under Johannes van Walbeeck lands on Curacao
  • 1655 Biggest townhall in the world opens in Amsterdam
  • 1676 Nathaniel Bacon declared a rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect settlers from Indians
  • 1693 War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen/Neerwinden - France wins Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.

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1696 Louis XIV. King of France, & Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy, sign Peace of Turin, a turning point in the War of the League of Augsburg

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1715 10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane
  • 1751 1st international world title prize fight-Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M Petit of France in 29 mins in England
  • 1773 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, OH
  • 1783 Skaptar Volcano on Iceland erupts killing about 9,000
  • 1786 1st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pitts Gazette
  • 1793 John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.
  • 1794 African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, dedicated
  • 1835 1st sugar plantation in Hawaii begins
  • 1836 Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
  • 1847 Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States
  • 1848 Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule put down by police
  • 1851 Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia
  • 1858 Treaty of Amity and Commerce/Harris Treaty signed between US & Japan opening Japanese ports to trade
  • 1864 3rd & last day of Battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
  • 1864 Battle of Macon, GA (Stoneman's Raid)
  • 1864 American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.
  • 1874 Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court
  • 1899 1st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY
  • 1899 Southern California Golf Association forms
  • 1899 The First Hague Convention is signed.
  • 1900 In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by Italian-born anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
  • 1902 Union of Orthodox Rabbis of US & Canada forms

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1905 US Secretary of State William Howard Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to Japanese free rein in Korea in return for non-interference with the US in the Philippines

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • 1906 4th Tour de France won by Rene Pottier of France
  • 1907 1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France
  • 1907 Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England
  • 1908 St Louis Browns Rube Waddell strikes out 16 Philadelphia Athletics
  • 1910 JWEL Hilgers is 1st Dutchman to fly above Dutch territory
  • 1911 Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
  • 1913 Albania becomes sovereignty under prince Wilhelm von Wied
  • 1914 1st transcontinental phone link made between NYC & SF
  • 1914 Austrian-Hungary bombs Belgrade
  • 1914 British fleet leaves Portland/passes Straits of Dover
  • 1914 Russia mobilize troops along Austrian boundary
  • 1914 In response to Austria's declaration of war on Serbia, Russian diplomats and general urge general mobilization, but the Tsar calls for partial mobilization

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1915 Pirate Honus Wagner at 41, hits a grand slam HR

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • 1916 Postal check & Girodienst establishes
  • 1920 1st transcontinental airmail flight from NY to SF
  • 1920 Mexican rebel Pancho Villa surrenders
  • 1920 Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.

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1921 Cleveland's 125th anniversary celebration: Cy Young, 54, pitches 2 inn

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1921 New rules of language assumed (equal rights Flemings/Walen Belgium)

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1921 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1922 Greek troops defeat Turkish forces and are on their way to Constantinople, but the Allies forbid them taking the city

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1923 Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1923 KPD holds struggle day against fascism, in Germany
  • 1924 Paul Runyan wins PGA golf championship
  • 1927 1st iron lung installed (Bellevue hospital, NY)
  • 1927 Phil Mead scores his 100th 100, Hampshire v Northants

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1928 Test footage first created for Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" with Mickey Mouse

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • 1928 Cleve Indians score 17 in 1st 2 inns to beat Yanks 24-6 at Dunn Field they also set a record with 24 singles in 1 game
  • 1928 23rd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • 1930 115°F (46°C), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record)
  • 1930 Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada
  • 1932 Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., U.S. troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.
  • 1934 17th PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Park CC Williamsville NY
  • 1934 28th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
  • 1936 RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show & monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy)
  • 1937 Japanese troops occupies Peking & Tientsin
  • 1937 Tongzhou Incident: East Hopei Army mutinies against Japanese troops and civilians
  • 1938 Comic strip "Dennis the Menace," 1st appears
  • 1938 Olympic National Park forms
  • 1940 S>V. Urk Dutch soccer team forms
  • 1942 Eastern Blvd in the Bronx renamed Bruckner Blvd
  • 1943 1 million inhabitants flee Hamburg
  • 1943 Nazi's evacuate Hollandsche Theater in Amsterdam
  • 1944 Allied air force bomb Germany for 6 hours
  • 1944 Frank McCormick (Reds) HR off Ace Adams (Giants) in both games of DH
  • 1944 US 4th Armour division occupiers Avranches
  • 1945 After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed & sunk by a Japanese submarine
  • 1947 Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg Va
  • 1948 King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic games in London
  • 1949 Moscow ends the blockade of West Berlin
  • 1949 BBC radio begins broadcasting
  • 1950 Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run
  • 1951 38th Tour de France won by Hugo Koblet of Switzerland
  • 1952 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet
  • 1953 US bomber shot down by Soviet Air Defence Forces in the Sea of Japan, north of Vladivostok

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1954 Publication of "Fellowship of the Ring" 1st volume of "Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien by by George Allen and Unwin in London

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 1955 Smokey Burgess hits 3 HRs to help Pirates beat Reds 16-5
  • 1955 USSR performs nuclear Test
  • 1956 11th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Kathy Cornelius

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1956 Jacques Cousteau's Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau
  • 1956 WCKT (now WSVN) TV channel 7 in Miami, FL (IND) begins broadcasting

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1957 Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1957 International Atomic Energy Agency forms by UN
  • 1957 Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres

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1958 US President Eisenhower signs into law National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1958 Southern Pacific Bay ferries stop running in San Francisco
  • 1959 First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.

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1961 Bob Dylan injured in car accident

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • 1961 Phillies lose 1st of 23 straight games
  • 1961 Wallis & Futuna Islands become a French overseas territory
  • 1965 Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
  • 1965 Gemini 5 returned after 12d 7h 11m 53s
  • 1965 Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
  • 1965 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1966 Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock NY
  • 1966 Nigerians chief of staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup
  • 1967 Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134
  • 1967 Moderate quake (6.5) strikes Caracas Venezuela causing severe damage
  • 1968 Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
  • 1968 Gram Parsons refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
  • 1968 Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption
  • 1968 Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited
  • 1968 Wash DC Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs Cleve
  • 1969 Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars
  • 1970 6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct
  • 1972 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1973 $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from NY Hilton
  • 1973 Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy
  • 1974 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee
  • 1974 Episcopal Church ordained female priests
  • 1974 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1974 St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base
  • 1975 Ford became 1st US President to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz
  • 1975 Military coup by Gen Mohammed/Pres Jakubu Gowon fired
  • 1976 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1976 In New York City, the "Son of Sam" kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
  • 1978 600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, NY
  • 1978 Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m
  • 1978 Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn & its rings
  • 1978 On Old Timer's Day, NY Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as NY Yankee manager in 1980 & Bob Lemon will become GM
  • 1979 7th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Amy Alcott
  • 1981 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
  • 1981 Iran ex-president Bani Sadr flees to Paris
  • 1981 Anti-apartheid protesters against the Springbok rugby tour are confronted by police who use batons to stop them marching to South Africa’s Consul, New Zealand.
  • 1983 "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
  • 1983 Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
  • 1984 12th du Maurier Golf Classic: Juli Inkster
  • 1984 23rd Summer Olympics opens in Los Angeles
  • 1985 19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F)-Challenger 8-launched
  • 1986 Bomb attack in West-Beirut, 30 killed
  • 1986 Dennis Amiss scores his 100th 100, Warwickshire v Lancashire
  • 1986 NY jury rules NFL violated antitrust laws, awards USFL $1 in damages
  • 1987 Ben & Jerry's & Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia
  • 1988 FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion
  • 1988 Gorbachev pushes plan electing president & parliament in March, 1989
  • 1988 Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
  • 1988 South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
  • 1988 Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson & Curt Schilling
  • 1988 Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
  • 1989 Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
  • 1989 Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
  • 1989 Vince Coleman, record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases
  • 1989 White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher & Sam Sosa
  • 1990 26th Curtis Cup: US wins 14-4
  • 1990 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)

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1990 36th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1990 Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
  • 1990 South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference
  • 1991 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0)
  • 1991 Yankee Stadium fans throw cups & blowup dolls at Jose Canseco
  • 1992 "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • 1992 Evgueni Sadovyi swims world record/OR 400m freestyle (3:45.00)
  • 1992 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguys), arrested for narcotic possession
  • 1993 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
  • 1993 Walter Koenig (Chekov in Star Trek) suffers a mild heart attack
  • 1993 Israeli Court of Appeal overturns (5-0) conviction of John Demjaujuk, saying not enough evidence he is Concentration Camp Ivan the Terrible
  • 1994 200,000 Muslims demand the death of feminist writer Taslima Nasrin in Bangladesh
  • 1994 Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8½ year jail sentenced
  • 1994 H Emans Arubaanse Peoples Party wins parliamentary election
  • 1994 India army kills 27 Muslim militants
  • 1994 Jesse Timmedequas, rapes & murders Megan Kanka, 7 (Megan's Law)
  • 1994 Parliamentary election in Aruba

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1995 Monica Seles beats Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • 1995 Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14
  • 1996 The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court.

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2001 88th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • 2005 Astronomers announce their discovery of Eris.
  • 2007 94th Tour de France won by Alberto Contador of Spain
  • 2012 Tropical Storm Khanun kills 88 people and leaves 60,000 homeless in North Korea
  • 2013 44 people are killed in a wave of car bombings in Iraq
  • 2013 300 prisoners are freed after a Taliban attack in Dera Ismal Khan, Pakistan
  • 2013 €103 million of diamonds is stolen from the Carton Intercontinental Hotel, Cannes, France
  • 2014 France contributes 8 million Euros in aid to Gaza
  • 2014 100 Gazans killed overnight by Israeli strikes
  • 2015 Over 3,500 immigrants over 2 days attempt to enter the Channel Tunnel at Calais, to cross into Britian
  • 2015 Mohammed Omar, mullah and Taliban leader is confirmed dead (killed 2013) by the Afghan government
  • 2015 Part of missing airline MH370 is found on the island of Reunion