What happened this day in history July 29

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 210th day of the year 2022 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, 2022 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,650,880 minutes 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 ‘dihectadecagon’ 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 177 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 3,507 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 29 Historical Events

  • 1848
    Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt – in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
  • 1920
    Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
  • 1921
    Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
  • 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).
  • 1967
    During the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of Caracas, Venezuela is shaken by an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.
  • 1973
    Greeks vote to abolish the monarchy, beginning the first period of the Metapolitefsi.
  • 1976
    In New York City, David Berkowitz (aka the “Son of Sam”) kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
  • 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. Jayawardene sign the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord on ethnic issues.
  • 2005
    Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.

Who were born on July 29?

  • 1876
    Maria Ouspenskaya, Russian-born American actress (d. 1949)
  • 1885
    Theda Bara, American film actress (d. 1955)
  • 1918
    Edwin O'Connor, American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner (d. 1968)
  • 1920
    Neville Jeffress, Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1924
    Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1942
    Tony Sirico, American actor
  • 1951
    Dan Driessen, American baseball player
  • 1957
    Alessandra Marc, American operatic soprano
  • 1981
    Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula 1 Driver
  • 1982
    Allison Mack, American actress

Who died on July 29?

  • 1095
    King Ladislaus I of Hungary (b. c. 1040)
  • 1900
    King Umberto I of Italy (b. 1844)
  • 1950
    Joe Fry, British racing driver (b. 1915)
  • 1966
    Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, Nigerian military leader (b. 1924)
  • 1970
    John Barbirolli, English conductor (b. 1899)
  • 1982
    Harold Sakata, American professional wrestler (“Tosh Togo”) and actor (b. 1920)
  • 1982
    Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-born American physicist and inventor (b. 1889)
  • 1990
    Bruno Kreisky, Chancellor of Austria (b. 1911)
  • 2001
    Edward Gierek, Polish politician (b. 1913)
  • 2004
    Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)

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