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 211th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 155 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 16, 2024 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 478,392 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.

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 184 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 4,238 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 29 Historical Events

  • 1567
    James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
  • 1836
    Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
  • 1907
    Sir Robert Baden Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. The camp runs from August 1 to August 9, 1907, and is regarded as the foundation of the Scouting movement.
  • 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.
  • 1937
    Tōngzhōu Incident: in Tōngzhōu (China), the East Hopei Army attacks Japanese troops and civilians.
  • 1948
    Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad – after a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, open in London.
  • 1967
    During the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of Caracas, Venezuela is shaken by an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    The Israeli Supreme Court acquits alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.

Who were born on July 29?

  • 1797
    Daniel Drew, American financier (d. 1879)
  • 1905
    Clara Bow, American actress (d. 1965)
  • 1924
    Elizabeth Short, American waitress, victim in the Black Dahlia case (d. 1947)
  • 1938
    Peter Jennings, Canadian-born American journalist (d. 2005)
  • 1947
    Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (d. 2006)
  • 1955
    Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor
  • 1963
    Alexandra Paul, American actress
  • 1966
    Richard Steven Horvitz, American comic voice actor
  • 1971
    Monica Calhoun, American actress
  • 1982
    Allison Mack, American actress

Who died on July 29?

  • 1108
    King Philip I of France (b. 1052)
  • 1752
    Peter Warren, British admiral (b. 1703)
  • 1781
    Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1713)
  • 1890
    Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (b. 1853)
  • 1964
    Vean Gregg, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • 1982
    Harold Sakata, American professional wrestler (“Tosh Togo”) and actor (b. 1920)
  • 1992
    Michel Larocque, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1952)
  • 1994
    Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)
  • 1996
    Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (b. 1919)
  • 2007
    Tom Snyder, American television personality (b. 1936)

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