29 July

July 29 is the 210th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 155 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 29th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 29th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Rain Day
  • International Tiger Day
  • International Chicken Wing Day
  • National Lasagna Day
  • National Lipstick Day
  • National Talk In An Elevator Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – July 29

2008: United States Congress apologizes for slavery

The U.S. House of Representatives publicly apologized for the institution of slavery and Jim Crow laws that discriminated against African Americans.

1981: Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer

The most talked about wedding of the year was watched on television by millions of people worldwide. The couple were married in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, United Kingdom, and divorced 15 years later in 1996.

1957: The International Atomic Energy Agency is established

The independent agency aims to ban the use of nuclear energy for military purposes. American W. Sterling Cole served as the agency’s first director general.

1948: The XIV Olympics opened in London, United Kingdom after a 12 year hiatus due to the Second World War

The last Summer Olympics before this were held in Berlin in 1936.

1836: The Arc de Triomphe is inaugurated in Paris, France

The famous monument honors those to dies while fighting for France during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. It was designed by Jean Chalgrin.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, July 29

1981: Fernando Alonso, Spanish race car driver

1938: Peter Jennings, Canadian/American journalist

1905: Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish diplomat, economist, author, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Prize Laureate

1883: Benito Mussolini, Italian politician, Dictator of Italy

1805: Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian, scientist

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, July 29

1983: Luis Buñuel, Spanish director, producer

1974: Erich Kästner, German author, poet

1970: John Barbirolli, English cellist, conductor

1890: Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter

1833: William Wilberforce, English politician, philanthropist

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