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July 29th, 2005 (July 29 2005)EventAstronomers announce their discovery of Eris.
July 29th, 1996 (July 29 1996)EventThe controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court.
July 29th, 1993 (July 29 1993)EventThe Israeli Supreme Court acquits accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.
July 29th, 1987 (July 29 1987)EventBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France Francois Mitterrand sign the agreement to build the tunnel under the English Channel (Eurotunnel).Margaret Thatcher Quotes
July 29th, 1987 (July 29 1987)EventPrime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan President J. R. Jayawardene sign the Indo-Lankan Pact on ethnic issues.
July 29th, 1981 (July 29 1981)EventMarriage of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.
July 29th, 1976 (July 29 1976)EventIn New York City, the "Son of Sam" kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
July 29th, 1967 (July 29 1967)EventVietnam 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.
July 29th, 1967 (July 29 1967)EventAt the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of Caracas, Venezuela was shaken by an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.
July 29th, 1965 (July 29 1965)EventVietnam War: The first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.
July 29th, 1959 (July 29 1959)EventFirst United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
July 29th, 1958 (July 29 1958)EventU.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
July 29th, 1957 (July 29 1957)EventThe International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
July 29th, 1948 (July 29 1948)EventOlympic Games: The Games of the XIV OlympiadAfter a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin opened in London.
July 29th, 1945 (July 29 1945)EventThe BBC Light Programme radio station was launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.
July 29th, 1937 (July 29 1937)EventTongzhou Incident
July 29th, 1932 (July 29 1932)EventGreat Depression: In Washington, DC, U.S. troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.
July 29th, 1921 (July 29 1921)EventAdolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.Adolf Hitler Quotes
July 29th, 1920 (July 29 1920)EventConstruction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
July 29th, 1907 (July 29 1907)EventSir Robert Baden-Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of Englandied in The camp ran from August 1-9, 1907, and is regarded as the founding of the Scouting movement.Robert South Quotes
July 29th, 1900 (July 29 1900)EventIn Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by Italian-born anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
July 29th, 1899 (July 29 1899)EventThe First Hague Convention is signed.
July 29th, 1864 (July 29 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC.
July 29th, 1858 (July 29 1858)EventUnited States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
July 29th, 1851 (July 29 1851)EventAnnibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.
July 29th, 1848 (July 29 1848)EventIrish Potato Famine: Tipperary RevoltIn Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
July 29th, 1847 (July 29 1847)EventCumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States.
July 29th, 1836 (July 29 1836)EventInauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
July 29th, 1830 (July 29 1830)EventAbdication of Charles X of France.
July 29th, 1793 (July 29 1793)EventJohn Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.
July 29th, 1693 (July 29 1693)EventWar of the Grand Alliance: Battle of LandenFrance wins a Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
July 29th, 1588 (July 29 1588)EventAnglo-Spanish War: Battle of GravelinesEnglish naval forces under command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeats the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France.
July 29th, 1567 (July 29 1567)EventJames VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
July 29th, 1565 (July 29 1565)EventMary Queen of Scots, widowed, marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.
July 29th, 1030 (July 29 1030)EventLadejarl-Fairhair succession wars: Battle of StiklestadKing Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes.
July 29th, 1014 (July 29 1014)EventByzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat on the Bulgarian army, and his subsequent savage treatment of 15,000 prisoners reportedly causes Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria to die of shock.

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