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What are the important events that happened on July 29? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 29: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 29 is the 211st day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 155 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 16, 2016 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 408,264 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectadecahenagon’ day.

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Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 183 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,316 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 29 Historical Events

  • 1851
    Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.
  • 1899
    The First Hague Convention is signed.
  • 1900
    In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by the anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
  • 1937
    Tōngzhōu Incident: in Tōngzhōu (China), the East Hopei Army attacks Japanese troops and civilians.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: the first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.

Who were born on July 29?

  • 1905
    Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish 2nd UN Secretary-General, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (d. 1961)
  • 1924
    Robert Horton, American actor
  • 1963
    Alexandra Paul, American actress
  • 1963
    Graham Poll, English football referee
  • 1973
    Stephen Dorff, American actor

Who died on July 29?

  • 1507
    Martin Behaim, German- or Bohemian-born navigator and geographer at the service of the King of Portugal (b. 1459)
  • 1966
    Adekunle Fajuyi, Nigerian regional military governor (b. 1926)
  • 1976
    Mickey Cohen, American gangster (b. 1913)
  • 1983
    David Niven, English actor (b. 1910)
  • 1987
    Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Indian-born Bengali writer (b. 1894)

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