About July 29

July 29, 2021 is the 210th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 155 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Leo is the sun 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 187 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 29

  • 615
    Pakal ascends the throne of Palenque at age 12.
  • 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.
  • 1565
    The widowed Mary, Queen of Scots, marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany, at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 1567
    James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
  • 1693
    War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen – France wins a Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
  • 1793
    John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.
  • 1836
    Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
  • 1858
    United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
  • 1899
    The First Hague Convention is signed.
  • 1900
    In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by the anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
  • 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.
  • 1932
    Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    The Israeli Supreme Court acquits alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.

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