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

  • 904
    Sack of Thessalonica: Saracen raiders under Leo of Tripoli sack Thessalonica, the Byzantine Empire’s second-largest city, after a short siege, and plunder it for a week.
  • 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.
  • 1567
    James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
  • 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.
  • 1858
    United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 1959
    First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act is struck down by a U.S. federal court as too broad .

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