What Happened on July 29

Significant Events

  • 1588 The Battle of Gravelines - Spanish Armada damaged & scattered by the English fleet
  • 1848 Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule put down by police
  • 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
  • 1921 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party
  • 1949 Moscow ends the blockade of West Berlin
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Did You Know?

After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed & sunk by a Japanese submarine

On July 29, 1945

Famous Weddings

  • 1565 Mary Queen of Scots marries her cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
  • 1914 Mountain climber George Mallory (28) weds Ruth Mallory
  • 1934 "Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (24) weds screenwriter Arthur Sheekman (33)
  • 1955 Mexican artist Diego Rivera (68) marries 4th wife art dealer Emma Hurtado
  • 1981 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral, London

Famous Divorces

  • 2006 Robyn Denise Moore divorces Oscar-winning actor Mel Gibson (55) due to irreconcilable differences after 31 years of marriage
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