About July 29

July 29, 2024 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.

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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 184 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.
  • 1588
    Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines – English naval forces under the command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeat the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France.
  • 1836
    Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
  • 1847
    Cumberland School of Law is founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, United States, one of only 15 law schools to exist in the United States at the end of 1847.
  • 1848
    Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt – in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
  • 1851
    Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.
  • 1899
    The First Hague Convention is signed.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
  • 1959
    First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: the first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.
  • 1973
    Greeks vote to abolish the monarchy, beginning the first period of the Metapolitefsi.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel (Eurotunnel).
  • 1993
    The Israeli Supreme Court acquits alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.
  • 2005
    Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.

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