On This Day in History for July 29 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 150 of 150

  • 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 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 Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m
  • 1978 Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn & its rings
  • 1981 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
  • 1981 Iran ex-president Bani Sadr flees to Paris
  • 1983 Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
  • 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
  • 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"
  • 1989 Vince Coleman, record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases
  • 1990 South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference
  • 1991 Yankee Stadium fans throw cups & blowup dolls at Jose Canseco
  • 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
  • 1996 The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court.
  • 2005 Astronomers announce their discovery of Eris.
  • 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
  • 2015 Microsoft launches Windows 10
  • 2015 Zion Harvey became the first paediatric patient to receive a double hand transplant at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • 2015 27 people are killed & 149 are injured after a truck runs into a religious procession in Zacatecas, Mexico

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