On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1920

Historical Events

  • 1st transcontinental airmail flight from New York to San Francisco
  • Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, Oregon
  • Mexican rebel Pancho Villa surrenders

Famous Birthdays

  • Neville Jeffress, Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia (d. 2007)
  • Rodolfo Acosta, Mexican-American character actor (Salón México, The Fugitive, Littlest Outlaw), born in Chamizal, Texas (d. 1974)
1920 Highlights

About July 29, 1920

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo