On This Day

Historical Events on July 29 (Part 2)

  • 2013 €103 million of diamonds is stolen from the Carton Intercontinental Hotel, Cannes, France

Golf Tournament

2013 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale: American Mark Wiebe wins in a playoff with Bernhard Langer of Germany

  • 2014 France contributes 8 million Euros in aid to Gaza
  • 2014 100 Gazans killed overnight by Israeli strikes
  • 2014 Chicago Cubs player John Baker scores the win against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field in the longest game in Cubs history
  • 2015 Over 3,500 immigrants over 2 days attempt to enter the Channel Tunnel at Calais, to cross into Britain
  • 2015 Mohammed Omar, mullah and Taliban leader is confirmed dead (killed 2013) by the Afghan government
  • 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 and 149 are injured after a truck runs into a religious procession in Zacatecas, Mexico

Presidential Convention

2016 Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for US President at Democratic convention in Philadelphia - first woman by a major US party

  • 2017 Terrorist plot to bring down a plane averted in Sydney, Australia, 4 arrested
  • 2018 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes island of Lombok, Indonesia, killing at least 14
  • 2018 Palestinian teenage activist Ahed Tamimi released from prison after eight months
  • 2018 Ethiopian state funeral for murdered dam engineer Simegnew Bekele in Addis Ababa prompts unrest
  • 2018 Tour de France: Geraint Thomas becomes the first Welshman and only 3rd Briton to win the Tour; beats Dutchman Tom Dumoulin by 1' 51"; Peter Sagan wins green points jersey
  • 2018 British Senior Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: Spaniard Miguel Ángel Jiménez wins by 1 shot from defending champion Bernhard Langer of Germany
  • 2018 Chipper Jones, Alan Trammell, Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Jack Morris are inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
  • 2018 Hun Sen's Cambodian People’s Party Hun Sen claims to have won all 125 seats in country's general election with widespread criticism of a sham vote
  • 2018 Demonstrations calling for safer road by students begin in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 2019 Prison riot kills 58, with 16 decapitated in battle between rival factions at the Altamira prison, Para state, Brazil

#1 in the Charts

2019 Record for longest run at the top of US singles chart made by country rap single "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X remixed with Billy Ray Cyrus, No. 1 for 17 weeks

  • 2020 Scaled back Hajj pilgrimage begins in Saudi Arabia with no foreigners
  • 2021 Flash floods kill at least 60 people in Kamdesh, eastern Afghanistan
  • 2021 Chinese team of Yang Junxuan, Tang Muhan, Zhang Yufei & Li Bingjie smash 4 x 200m freestyle relay WR 7:40.33 at Tokyo Olympics; minor medallists USA and Australia also beat previous mark
  • 2021 Australian canoeist Jessicas Fox with 109.96s wins inaugural women's C-1 slalom gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games

Olympic Gold

2021 Following Simone Biles' withdrawal, teammate Sunisa Lee becomes first Hmong-American Olympic champion in any sport when she wins women's artistic individual all-around gymnastics gold in Tokyo

  • 2021 Croatian rowing brothers Martin and Valent Sinković team to win coxless pair gold at the Tokyo Olympics; pair's second Olympic gold after winning double sculls in 2016