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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1932
    Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans.
  • 1945
    The BBC Light Programme radio station is launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: the first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
  • 1996
    The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act is struck down by a U.S. federal court as too broad .

Who were born on July 29?

  • 1166
    Henry II, Count of Champagne and King of Jerusalem (d. 1197)
  • 1897
    Sir Neil Ritchie, British general (d. 1983)
  • 1904
    J. R. D. Tata, France-born Indian aviation pioneer and industrialist (d. 1993)
  • 1905
    Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish 2nd UN Secretary-General, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (d. 1961)
  • 1909
    Chester Himes, American novelist (d. 1984)
  • 1933
    Lou Albano, American pro wrestling manager (d. 2009)
  • 1947
    Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (d. 2006)
  • 1959
    Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor
  • 1965
    Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born American novelist
  • 1979
    Ronald Murray, American basketball player

Who died on July 29?

  • 1099
    Pope Urban II (b. 1042)
  • 1507
    Martin Behaim, German- or Bohemian-born navigator and geographer at the service of the King of Portugal (b. 1459)
  • 1612
    Jacques Bongars, French scholar and diplomat (b. 1554)
  • 1890
    Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (b. 1853)
  • 1979
    Bill Todman, American television producer (b. 1916)
  • 1979
    Herbert Marcuse, German philosopher (b. 1898)
  • 1992
    Michel Larocque, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1952)
  • 2001
    Edward Gierek, Polish politician (b. 1913)
  • 2001
    Wau Holland, German hacker (b. 1951)
  • 2007
    Mike Reid, English comedian and actor (b. 1940)

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