29 July (TODAY IN HISTORY) Collected facts include the people born today, the death of famous persons, war conflicts, freedom of any country, the invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc.
Important events of 29 July
- James VI was made King of Scotland in 1567.
- The British army first military troop arrived in India in 1748 to assist the East India Company.
- The United States and Japan signed the Treaty of Harris in 1858.
- Science organization in India was established in 1876.
- The first motorcycle race in New York was organized on July 29, 1899.
- Mohun Bagan won the IIF Shield for the first time in 1911.
- In Germany, Adolf Hitler was elected leader of the National Worker’s German Workers Party in 1921.
- Japanese army captured Peking and Tintin in 1937.
- During World War II, Germany component Japan launched its troops on 1941 AD to take control of their troops on the southern coast of the region.
Broadcasting started in 1949 on British Broadcasting Corporation Radio.
- The United Nations formed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 1957.
- In the Moscow Olympics, India won the gold medal in hockey in 1980.
- Britain Prince Charles and Princess Diana were married in 1981.
- China conducted its 45th underground nuclear test in Lochner in 1996.
- America launched the spacecraft in 2000 with the help of Rocket, a communications satellite called the Panetta-9.
- Seema Bhadauria pulled 3390 kilograms of aircraft from her teeth on July 29, 2000.
- Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara made a world record in Test cricket of 624 runs in 2006.
- Scientists discovered the teeth of elephants of the Pre Historica Period in Athens in 2007.
- Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sent two of his delegates to Turkey for the fourth round of peace talks with Syria in 2008.
- The United Nations Human Rights Council passed a non-binding motion to make human water rights to clean water with the support of 122 countries in 2010.
- The diamond theft of 10.3 million euros in 2013 from a hotel in Kansas, France.
- In Iraq, 44 people died in a car bomb attack on 29 July 2013.
- 300 prisoners absconded after the Taliban assault on 29 July 2013 in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan.
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Born on 29 July
- One of the industrialists who laid the foundation of modern India, J. R. D. Tata was born in 1904.
- Doug Hammarskjøld, the second General Secretary of the United Nations, was born on 29 July 1905.
- C. Narayan Reddy, a famous Telugu poet who was honoured with the Gyanpeeth Award, was born on 1931.
Died on 29 July
- Vincent van Go, one of the renowned painters of the Netherlands, died in 1890.
- The famous social reformer, educationist and freedom fighter, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar died in 1891.
- Aruna Asaf Ali, one of the prominent women contributing to the Indian Independence Movement, died in 1996.
- Edward Girac, Paul’s first secretary, died in 2001.
- Johnny Walker, the well-known comedian of Indian cinema, died on 29 July 2003.
- Maharani Gayatri Devi, the queen of Jaipur, died on 2009.
- Famous Hindi poet Snehamoyi Chaudhary passed away in 2017.
National/International Holidays and Observations List
- International Tiger Day
- Mohun Bagan Day (India)
- National Thai Language Day (Thailand)
- National Anthem Day (Romania)
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