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July 29th History

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July 29th In Pop Culture History

1148 - The Siege of Damascus ended with a crusader defeat and lead end of the Second Crusade.

1836 - Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile (Arch of Triumph of the Star) in Paris, France.

1914 - The 7 mile long Cape Cod Canal opened in Massachusetts.

1916 - Matheson Fire, Ontario

1921 - Adolf Hitler became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.

1948 - 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.

1958 - US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act into law, which created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

1969 - #1 Hit July 29, 1967 - August 18, 1967: The Doors - Light My Fire

1972 - #1 Hit July 29, 1972 - August 25, 1972: Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)

1976 - David Berkowitz (the "Son of Sam") killed one person and seriously wounded another in the first of a series of attacks in New York City.

1981 - A worldwide TV audience of over 700 million people watched the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

1982 - Professional wrestler Jerry Lawler slapped actor Andy Kaufman in the face on the program Late Night with David Letterman, a staged event that prompted a several month 'war' between the two of them.

1987 - British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel (Chunnel).

2000 - #1 Hit July 29, 2000 - August 11, 2000: 'N Sync - It's Gonna Be Me

2005 - Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet, Eris.

July 29, 2015- Windows 10 was released

July 29th
Celebrity Birthdays

Philosophy

Tamyra Gray (1979)
Allison Mack (1982)
Capt. Lou Albano (1933)
Martina McBride (1966)
Theda Bara (1885)
William Powell (1892)
Clara Bow (1905)
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