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What Happened on July 29th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 The 2019 Altamira prison riot between rival Brazilian drug gangs leaves 62 dead.
2015 The first piece of suspected debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is discovered on Réunion Island.
2013 Two passenger trains collide in the Swiss municipality of Granges-près-Marnand near Lausanne injuring 25 people.
2010 An overloaded passenger ferry capsizes on the Kasai River in Bandundu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, resulting in at least 80 deaths.
2005 Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.
1996 The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act is struck down by a U.S. federal court as too broad.
1993 The Supreme Court of Israel acquits alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.
1987 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel (Eurotunnel).
1987 Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi and President of Sri Lanka J. R. Jayewardene sign the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord on ethnic issues.
1981 A worldwide television audience of around 750 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
1981 After impeachment on June 21, Abolhassan Banisadr flees with Massoud Rajavi to Paris, in an Iranian Air Force Boeing 707, piloted by Colonel Behzad Moezzi, to form the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
1980 Iran adopts a new "holy" flag after the Islamic Revolution.
1976 In New York City, David Berkowitz (a.k.a. the "Son of Sam") kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
1973 Greeks vote to abolish the monarchy, beginning the first period of the Metapolitefsi.
1973 Driver Roger Williamson is killed during the Dutch Grand Prix, after a suspected tire failure causes his car to pitch into the barriers at high speed.
1967 Vietnam War: Off the coast of North Vietnam the USS Forrestal catches on fire in the worst U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134.
1967 During the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of Caracas, Venezuela is shaken by an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.
1965 Vietnam War: The first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.
1959 First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
1958 U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
1957 The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
1957 Tonight Starring Jack Paar premieres on NBC with Jack Paar beginning the modern day talk show.
1950 Korean War: After four days, the No Gun Ri Massacre ends when the US Army 7th Cavalry Regiment is withdrawn.
1948 Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad: After a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, open in London.
1945 The BBC Light Programme radio station is launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.
1937 Tōngzhōu Incident: In Tōngzhōu, China, the East Hopei Army attacks Japanese troops and civilians.
1932 Great Depression: In Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.
1921 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
1920 Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
1914 The Cape Cod Canal opened.
1907 Sir Robert Baden-Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. The camp runs from August 1 to August 9 and is regarded as the foundation of the Scouting movement.
1901 Land lottery begins in Oklahoma.
1900 In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by the anarchist Gaetano Bresci. His son, Victor Emmanuel III, 31 years old, succeed to the throne.
1899 The First Hague Convention is signed.
1871 The Connecticut Valley Railroad opens between Old Saybrook, Connecticut and Hartford, Connecticut in the United States.
1862 American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.
1858 United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
1851 Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.
1848 Great Famine of Ireland: Tipperary Revolt: In County Tipperary, Ireland, then in the United Kingdom, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
1836 Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
1818 French physicist Augustin Fresnel submits his prizewinning "Memoir on the Diffraction of Light", precisely accounting for the limited extent to which light spreads into shadows, and thereby demolishing the oldest objection to the wave theory of light.
1775 Founding of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps: General George Washington appoints William Tudor as Judge Advocate of the Continental Army.
1693 War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen: France wins a victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
1588 Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines: English naval forces under the command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeat the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France.
1567 The infant James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
1565 The widowed Mary, Queen of Scots marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany, at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1148 The Siege of Damascus ends in a decisive crusader defeat and leads to the disintegration of the Second Crusade.
1030 Ladejarl-Fairhair succession wars: Battle of Stiklestad: King Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes.
1018 Count Dirk III defeats an army sent by Emperor Henry II in the Battle of Vlaardingen.
1014 Byzantine–Bulgarian wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat on the Bulgarian army, and his subsequent treatment of 15,000 prisoners reportedly causes Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria to die of a heart attack less than three months later, on October 6.
923 Battle of Firenzuola: Lombard forces under King Rudolph II and Adalbert I, margrave of Ivrea, defeat the dethroned Emperor Berengar I of Italy at Firenzuola (Tuscany).
904 Sack of Thessalonica: Saracen raiders under Leo of Tripoli sack Thessaloniki, the Byzantine Empire's second-largest city, after a short siege, and plunder it for a week.
615 Pakal ascends the throne of Palenque at the age of 12.
587 The Neo-Babylonian Empire sacks Jerusalem and destroys the First Temple.
Famous People Born on July 29

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Year Name
1975 Corrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
1941 Jennifer Dunn, American engineer and politician (d. 2007)
1946 Diane Keen, English actress
1951 Susan Blackmore, English psychologist and theorist
1970 Adele Griffin, American author
1963 Julie Elliott, English politician
1982 Jônatas Domingos, Brazilian footballer
1356 Martin the Elder, king of Aragon, Valencia and Majorca (d. 1410)
1952 Joe Johnson, English snooker player and sportscaster
1872 Eric Alfred Knudsen, American author, lawyer, and politician (d. 1957)
Famous People Deaths On July 29

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Date Name
1857 Thomas Dick, Scottish minister, astronomer, and author (b. 1774)
1833 William Wilberforce, English philanthropist and politician (b. 1759)
1966 Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, Nigerian general and politician, 2nd Head of State of Nigeria (b. 1924)
1982 Harold Sakata, American wrestler and actor (b. 1920)
1976 Mickey Cohen, American gangster (b. 1913)
451 Tuoba Huang, prince of Northern Wei (b. 428)
1960 Hasan Saka, Turkish politician, 7th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1885)
1978 Andrzej Bogucki, Polish actor, operetta singer, and songwriter (b. 1904)
1984 Fred Waring, American television host and bandleader (b. 1900)
2004 Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)