Today in History, English
Today in History, English

85531July 29Event1018 – Count Dirk III defeats an army sent by Emperor Henry II in the Battle of Vlaardingen.
85532July 29Event1030 – Ladejarl-Fairhair succession wars: Battle of Stiklestad: King Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes.
85533July 29Event1148 – The Siege of Damascus ends in a decisive crusader defeat and leads to the disintegration of the Second Crusade.
85534July 29Event1565 – The widowed Mary, Queen of Scots, marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany, at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.
85535July 29Event1567 – James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
85536July 29Event1588 – 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.
85537July 29Event1693 – War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen: France wins a Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
85538July 29Event1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
85539July 29Event1848 – Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt: In Tipperary, Ireland, then in the United Kingdom, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
85540July 29Event1851 – Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.
85541July 29Event1858 – United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
85542July 29Event1864 – American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.
85543July 29Event1899 – The First Hague Convention is signed.
85544July 29Event1900 – In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by the anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
85545July 29Event1907 – 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.
85546July 29Event1913 – The Norwegian football club Vålerenga Fotball was founded.
85547July 29Event1914 – The Cape Cod Canal opened.
85548July 29Event1920 – Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
85549July 29Event1921 – Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
85550July 29Event1932 – Great Depression: In Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.
85551July 29Event1937 – Tōngzhōu Incident: In Tōngzhōu, China, the East Hopei Army attacks Japanese troops and civilians.
85552July 29Event1945 – The BBC Light Programme radio station is launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.
85553July 29Event1948 – 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.
85554July 29Event1950 – Korean War: After four days, the No Gun Ri Massacre ends when the US Army 7th Cavalry Regiment is withdrawn.
85555July 29Event1957 – The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
85556July 29Event1958 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
85557July 29Event1959 – First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
85558July 29Event1965 – Vietnam War: The first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.
85559July 29Event1967 – 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.
85560July 29Event1967 – During the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of Caracas, Venezuela is shaken by an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.

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