29 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Charles Alexis de Tocqueville, 1805
  • Booth Tarkington, 1869
  • Maria Ouspenskaya, 1876
  • Don Marquis, 1878
  • Benito Mussolini, 1883
  • Sigmund Romberg, 1887
  • William Powell, 1892
  • Thelma Todd, 1905
  • Dag Hammerskjold, 1905
  • Clara Bow, 1905
  • Melvin Belli, 1907
  • Paul Taylor, 1930
  • Elizabeth Dole, 1936
  • Peter Jennings, 1938
  • Peter Jennings, 1938
  • David Warner, 1941
  • Bill Forsyth, 1946
  • Marilyn Quayle, 1949
  • Patty Scialfa, 1956
  • Michael Spinks, 1956

Died On This Day:

  • King Philip I France, 1108
  • William Wilberforce, 1833
  • Robert Schumann, 1856
  • Vincent van Gogh suicide, 1890
  • King Umberto I of Italy assassinated, 1900
  • Sir John Barbirolli, 1970
  • Mama Cass Elliott, 1974
  • Robert Moses, 1981
  • Luis Bu˝uel, 1983
  • Raymond Massey, 1983
  • David Niven, 1983
  • Fred Waring, 1984
  • Jerome Robbins, 1998
  • Francis Crick, 2004
  • Hildegarde, 2005

Today's Events:

  • 1565 - Mary Queen of Scots marries Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, her cousin.
  • 1588 - Spanish Armada sighted by British off Cornwall; Sir Francis Drake puts to sea with English fleet.
  • 1899 - Court of the Hague established.
  • 1900 - Victor Emmanuel III, 31, becomes King of Italy on the assassination of his father Umberto I.
  • 1907 - Robert Baden-Powell recruits 12 boys for camping trip to Brownsea Island; Boy scouting born. 1933-Cornerstone laid for America's first sanatorium for drug addicts at Lexington, KY.
  • 1945 - Treaty of Moscow signed.
  • 1948 - After 12 year absence, 14th Olympic Games opened in Wembley, England by King George VI.
  • 1958 - NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) created.
  • 1974 - Episcopal church in Philadelphia ordains first eleven women as priests.
  • 1975 - Military coup in Nigeria.
  • 1978 - Instant TV replays are now legal for referees use in professional football.
  • 1981 - Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer.
  • 2013 - Biggest jewel heist in history; lone thief steals $136 million in gems and watches at high noon from Carlton Hotel in Cannes.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Martha
  • Olaf, King of Norway (died today in 1030)
  • Beatrice
  • Simplicius
  • William of Saint-Brieue
  • Felix II, antipope
  • Lupus of Troyes

Holiday:

  • Olsok Eve celebrated in Norway

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG Y▄AN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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