About July 29

July 29, 2020 is the 211st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 155 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 198 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 29

  • 238
    The Praetorian Guard stormed the palace and capture Pupienus and Balbinus. They are dragged through the streets of Rome and executed. On the same day Gordian III, age 13, is proclaimed emperor.
  • 615
    Pakal ascends the throne of Palenque at age 12.
  • 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.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
  • 1967
    During the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of Caracas, Venezuela is shaken by an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: off the coast of North Vietnam the USS Forrestal catches on fire in the worst U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134.
  • 1973
    Greeks vote to abolish the monarchy, beginning the first period of the Metapolitefsi.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel (Eurotunnel).
  • 1996
    The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act is struck down by a U.S. federal court as too broad .
  • 2005
    Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.

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