Today in History, English
Today in History, English

85583July 29Birth1806 – Horace Abbott, American businessman and banker (d. 1887)
85584July 29Birth1817 – Ivan Aivazovsky, Armenian-Russian painter and illustrator (d. 1900)
85585July 29Birth1817 – Martin Körber, Baltic German pastor, composer, and conductor (d. 1893)
85586July 29Birth1843 – Johannes Schmidt, German linguist and academic (d. 1901)
85587July 29Birth1846 – Sophie Menter, German pianist and composer (d. 1918)
85588July 29Birth1846 – Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil (d. 1921)
85589July 29Birth1849 – Max Nordau, Hungarian physician, author, and critic, co-founded the World Zionist Organization (d. 1923)
85590July 29Birth1860 – Charles Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington, English politician, 8th Governor of Queensland (d. 1940)
85561July 29Event1973 – Greeks vote to abolish the monarchy, beginning the first period of the Metapolitefsi.
85562July 29Event1973 – During the Dutch Grand Prix driver Roger Williamson was killed in the race, after a suspected tire failure caused the car to pitch into the barriers at high speed.
85563July 29Event1976 – In New York City, David Berkowitz (a.k.a. the "Son of Sam") kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
85564July 29Event1980 – Iran adopts a new "holy" flag after the Islamic Revolution.
85565July 29Event1981 – 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.
85566July 29Event1987 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel (Eurotunnel).
85567July 29Event1987 – Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi and President of Sri Lanka J. R. Jayewardene sign the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord on ethnic issues.
85568July 29Event1993 – The Supreme Court of Israel acquits alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.
85569July 29Event1996 – The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act is struck down by a U.S. federal court as too broad.
85570July 29Event2005 – Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.
85571July 29Event2006 – Declaration of Montreal is adopted.
85572July 29Event2010 – An overloaded passenger ferry capsizes on the Kasai River in Bandundu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, resulting in at least 80 deaths.
85573July 29Event2013 – Two passenger trains collide in the Swiss municipality of Granges-près-Marnand near Lausanne injuring 25 people.
85574July 29Birth869 – Muhammad al-Mahdi, Iraqi 12th Imam (d. 941)
85575July 29Birth1166 – Henry II, Count of Champagne (d. 1197)
85576July 29Birth1605 – Simon Dach, German poet and hymnwriter (d. 1659)
85577July 29Birth1646 – Johann Theile, German organist and composer (d. 1724)
85578July 29Birth1744 – Giulio Maria della Somaglia, Italian cardinal (d. 1830)
85579July 29Birth1763 – Philip Charles Durham, Scottish admiral and politician (d. 1845)
85580July 29Birth1797 – Daniel Drew, American businessman and financier (d. 1879)
85581July 29Birth1801 – George Bradshaw, English cartographer and publisher (d. 1853)
85582July 29Birth1805 – Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian and philosopher (d. 1859)

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