Historical Events on this Day in History

Events in History for Wednesday 29th July 2015

Today's Significant Events

1588 - The Battle of Gravelines - Spanish Armada damaged & scattered by the English fleet
1848 - Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
1905 - US Secretary of State W.H Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to let Japan have free rein in Korea in return for Japan's non-interference with the US in the Philippines
1921 - Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
1949 - Airlift in West-Germany to West-Berlin ends

Today's Historical Events

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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
1563 - League of High Nobles routes King Philip II
1567 - James VI is crowned King of Scots at Stirling.
King of Great Britain James I and VIKing 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 - Friese academy opens
1588 - The Battle of Gravelines - Spanish Armada damaged & scattered by the English fleet
1588 - Duke Farneses troops ready for invasion of England
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
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.
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV 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
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.
1844 - NY Yacht Club forms
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 - in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is 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, DC.
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
1905 - US Secretary of State W.H Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to let Japan have free rein in Korea in return for Japan's non-interference with the US in the Philippines
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 Phila 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 - In response to Austria's declaration of war on Serbia, Russian diplomats and general urge general mobilization, but the Tsar calls for partial mobilization
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
MLB Shortshop Honus WagnerMLB Shortshop Honus Wagner 1915 - Pirate Honus Wagner at 41, hits a grand slam HR
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.
1921 - Cleveland's 125th anniversary celebration: Cy Young, 54, pitches 2 inn
1921 - New rules of language assumed (equal rights Flemings/Walen Belgium)
1921 - Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
1922 - Greek troops defeat Turkish forces and are on their way to Constantinople, but the Allies forbid them taking the city
1923 - Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin
Theoretical Physicist Albert EinsteinTheoretical 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
1928 - Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" is released
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)
1929 - Belgium Maurice Dewaele wins Tour de France
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, DC, 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
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney 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
1938 - Comic strip "Dennis the Menace," 1st appears
1938 - Olympic National Park forms
1940 - Urk 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 - Airlift in West-Germany to West-Berlin ends
1949 - BBC radio begins broadcasting
1950 - Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run
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
Writer and Academic J. R. R. TolkienWriter and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien 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
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
1956 - Jacques Cousteau's Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)
1956 - WCKT (now WSVN) TV channel 7 in Miami, FL (IND) begins broadcasting
1957 - Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1957 - International Atomic Energy Agency forms by UN
1957 - Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres
1958 - US President Eisenhower signs into law National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958
1958 - Southern Pacific Bay ferries stop running
1959 - First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
Singer-Songwriter Bob DylanSinger-Songwriter Bob Dylan 1961 - Bob Dylan injured in car accident
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
1967 - U S S Forrestal explodes kills 134. $100 million 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 pres 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)
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 1990 - 36th Mazda LPGA Championship won by 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 perfs
1992 - Evgueni Sadovyi swims world record/OR 400m freestyle (3:45.00)
1992 - Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguys), arrested for narcotic possession
1993 - Cin Red pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
1993 - Walter Koenig (Checkov-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
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica SelesTennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles 1995 - Monica Seles beats Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis
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.
1997 - US Senior Golf Open ends at Olympia Fields GC Ill
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 - 100 Gazans killed overnight by Israeli strikes
2014 - France contributes 8 million Euros in aid to Gaza

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