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    What happened on July 29 in History




    DateWhat happened
    July 29, 1588The Spanish Armada is sighted off the coast of England.
    July 29, 1602The Duke of Biron is executed in Paris for conspiring with Spain and Savoy against King Henry IV of France.
    July 29, 1603Bartholomew Gilbert is killed in Virginia by Indians, during a search for the missing Roanoke colonists.
    July 29, 1693The Army of the Grand Alliance is destroyed by the French at the Battle of Neerwinden.
    July 29, 1830Liberals led by the Marquis of Lafayette seize Paris in opposition to the king’s restrictions on citizens’ rights.
    July 29, 1848A rebellion against British rule is put down in Tipperary, Ireland.
    July 29, 1858Japan signs a treaty of commerce and friendship with the United States.
    July 29, 1862Confederates are routed by Union guerrillas at Moore’s Mill, Missouri.
    July 29, 1875Peasants in Bosnia and Herzegovina rebel against the Ottoman army.
    July 29, 1915U.S. Marines land at Port-au-Prince to protect American interests in Haiti.
    July 29, 1921Adolf Hitler becomes the president of the Nationalist Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazis).
    July 29, 1945After delivering parts of the first atomic bomb to the island of Tinian, the U.S.S. Indianapolis is sunk by a Japanese submarine. The survivors are adrift for two days before help arrives.
    July 29, 1981Prince Charles marries Lady Diana.
    July 29, 1990Boston Red Sox hit 12 doubles in a game, setting major league record.
    July 29, 1996A US federal court strikes down the child protection portion of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, calling it too broad.
    July 29, 2005Astronomers announce discovery of dwarf planet Eris, leading the International Astronomic Union to clarify the definition of a planet.

    Born on July 29

    July 29, 1805Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian ( Democracy in America).
    July 29, 1877Charles William Beebe, American biologist, explorer and writer.
    July 29, 1878Don Marquis, novelist and poet.
    July 29, 1883Benito Mussolini, Dictator of Italy (1922-1945).
    July 29, 1887Sigmund Romberg, composer.
    July 29, 1900Owen Lattimore, writer.
    July 29, 1905Stanley Kunitz, poet.
    July 29, 1905Dag Hammerarskjold, Nobel Peace Prize winner, secretary-general of the United Nations (1953-1961).
    July 29, 1909Chester Himes, author (Cotton Comes to Harlem, If He Hollers, Let Him Go).
    July 29, 1918Edwin Greene O’Connor, author (The Last Hurrah).
    July 29, 1918Mary Lee Settle, novelist.
    July 29, 1920Hank Ketchum, cartoonist, creator of Dennis the Menace.
    July 29, 1930Paul Taylor, choreographer and dancer.
    July 29, 1936Elizabeth Hanford Dole, US secretary of transportation (1983-1987), secretary of labor (1989-1990), unsuccessful candidate for Republican presidential nomination (2000), US Senator (2003-2009).
    July 29, 1938Peter Jennings, ABC evening news anchor.
    July 29, 1953Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker (The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Dust Bowl).
    July 29, 1966Richard Steven Horvitz, actor, voiceover actor in videogames (Halo 4) and television cartoons (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy).