July 29 Events in History - July 29 Birthdays - July 29 Deaths
2015 Airplane debris is found off the coast of France's Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean; officials believe the debris is from a Boeing 777 and may be part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared over a year ago without a trace
2014 The NCAA settles a lawsuit regarding concussions, paying $70 million to assess head injuries for current and past players of college sports; The fund does not cover treatment, forcing injured players to sue their colleges for compensation
2014 Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, the key Sierra Leone doctor fighting the Ebola virus, dies after succumbing to the disease
2013 In one of the largest jewelry heists in recent years, nearly 103 million euros in diamonds and other jewels were stolen from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel diamond show in Cannes, France
2013 Signs of deteriorating economic security are suggested by an Associated Press survey stating that four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives
2012 In China, thousands protest plans to introduce national patriotism lessons in Hong Kong school, labeling it Chines propaganda
2012 Scientists reveal new research identifying a mechanism by which Earth-warming carbon is pulled deep into the Southern Ocean, and locked away; scientists claim this process may be threatened by global warming
2011 The African Union gains its 54th member, South Sudan
2011 The U.S. House of Representatives votes to increase the debt ceiling; the Senate rejects the measure
2010 Monsoon rains delay salvage of the wreckage of Airblue Flight 202 which crashed in the Margalla Hills outside Islamabad, Pakistan, killing all 152 people onboard
1997 U.S. Senior Golf Open ends at Olympia Fields Golf Club Illinois
1995 Monica Seles beats Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis
1995 Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14
1994 200,000 Moslems demand death to feminist Taslima Nasrin
1994 Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8 year jail sentenced
1994 H Emans Arubaanse Peoples Party wins parliamentary election
1994 India army kills 27 Moslem militants
1994 Parliamentary election in Aruba
1993 Cincinnati Red pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
1993 Walter Koenig, Checkov-Star Trek, suffers a mild heart attack
1993 Israeli Court of Appeal overturns (5-0) conviction of John Demjaujuk, saying not enough evidence he is Concentration Camp Ivan the Terrible
1992 "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 18 performances
1992 Evgueni Sadovyi swims world record/OR 400m freestyle (3:45.00)
1992 Ray Sharkey, actor, Wiseguys, arrested for narcotic possession
1991 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium, Mets beat Cubs 6-0
1991 Yankee Stadium fans throw cups and blowup dolls at Jose Canseco
1990 26th Curtis Cup: U.S. wins 14-4
1990 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats U.S.S.R. in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)
1990 36th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel
1990 Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
1990 South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference
1989 Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
1989 Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
1989 Vince Coleman, record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases
1989 White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher and Sam Sosa
1988 FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion
1988 Gorbachev pushes plan electing president and parliament in March, 1989
1988 Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
1988 Last U.S. Playboy Club, Lansing, Michigan, closes
1988 South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
1988 Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling
1988 Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
1987 Ben and Jerry's and Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia
1986 Bomb attack in West-Beirut, 30 killed
1986 Dennis Amiss scores his 100th 100, Warwickshire vs. Lancashire
1986 New York jury rules NFL violated antitrust laws, awards USFL $1 in damages
1985 19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F)-Challenger 8-launched
1984 12th du Maurier Golf Classic: Juli Inkster
1984 23rd Summer Olympics opens in Los Angeles
1983 "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
1983 Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
1982 Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson
1981 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
1981 Iran ex-president Bani Sadr flees to Paris
1981 Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diane Spencer
1979 7th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Amy Alcott
1978 600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, New York
1978 Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h 40m
1978 Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn and its rings
1978 On Old Timer's Day, New York Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as New York Yankee manager in 1980 and Bob Lemon will become General Manager
1976 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear Test
1975 Ford became 1st U.S. President to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz
1975 Military coup by General Mohammed/President Jakubu Gowon fired
1974 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee
1974 Episcopal Church ordained female priests
1974 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1974 St. Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base
1973 $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from New York, Hilton
1973 Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy
1972 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1970 6 days of race rioting in Hartford, Connecticut
1969 Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars
1968 Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
1968 Gram Parson refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
1968 Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption
1968 Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited
1968 Washington D.C. Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs. Cleveland
1967 Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134
1967 Moderate quake (6.5) strikes Caracas Venezuela causing severe damage
1966 Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock New York
1966 Nigerians chief of staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup
1965 Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
1965 Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
1965 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1961 Phillies lose 1st of 23 straight games
1961 Wallis and Futuna Islands become a French overseas territory
1958 President Eisenhower signs NASA and Space Act of 1958
1958 Southern Pacific Bay ferries stop running
1957 Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1957 International Atomic Energy Agency formed by U.N.
1957 Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres
1956 11th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Kathy Cornelius
1956 Jacques Cousteau's Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)
1956 WCKT (now WSVN) TV channel 7 in Miami, Florida (IND) begins broadcasting
1955 Smokey Burgess hits 3 home runs to help Pirates beat Reds 16-5
1955 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test
1953 U.S. bombers shot down at north of Wladiwostok
1952 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet
1950 Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run
1949 Airlift in West-Germany to West-Berlin ends
1949 BBC radio begins broadcasting
1948 King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic games in London
1947 Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg, Virginia
1945 After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine
1944 Allied air force bomb Germany for 6 hours
1944 Frank McCormick (Reds) home run off Ace Adams (Giants) in both games of DH
1944 U.S. 4th Armour division occupiers Avranches
1943 1 million inhabitants flee Hamburg
1943 Nazi's evacuate Hollandsche Theater in Amsterdam
1942 Eastern Blvd in the Bronx renamed Bruckner Blvd
1940 Urk soccer team forms
1938 Comic strip "Dennis the Menace," 1st appears
1938 Olympic National Park forms
1937 Japanese troops occupies Peking and Tientsin
1936 RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show and monologue from Tobacco Road and comedy)
1934 17th PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Park CC Williamsville NY
1930 115 degrees F (46 degrees C), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record)
1930 Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada
1929 Belgium Maurice Dewaele wins Tour de France
1928 Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" is released
1928 Cleveland Indians score 17 in 1st 2 inns to beat Yankees 24-6 at Dunn Field they also set a record with 24 singles in 1 game
1927 1st iron lung installed, Bellevue hospital, New York
1927 Bellevue Hospital in New York installs 1st iron lung
1927 Phil Mead scores his 100th 100, Hampshire vs. Northants
1924 Paul Runyan wins PGA golf championship
1923 Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin
1923 KPD holds struggle day against fascism, in Germany
1921 Cleveland's 125th anniversary celebration: Cy Young, 54, pitches 2 innings
1921 New rules of language assumed, equal rights Flemings/Walen Belgium
1920 1st transcontinental airmail flight from New York to SF
1920 Mexican rebel Pancho Villa surrenders
1916 Postal check and Girodienst establishes
1915 Pirate Honus Wagner at 41, hits a grand slam home run
1914 1st transcontinental phone link made between New York City and SF
1914 Austrian-Hungary bombs Belgrade
1914 British fleet leaves Portland/passes Straits of Dover
1914 Russia mobilize troops along Austrian boundary
1913 Albania becomes sovereignty under prince Wilhelm von Wied
1911 Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits St. Louis Browns, 5-0
1910 JWEL Hilgers is 1st Dutchman to fly above Dutch territory
1908 St. Louis Browns Rube Waddell strikes out 16 Philadelphia Athletics
1907 Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England
1902 Union of Orthodox Rabbis of U.S. and Canada forms
1899 1st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, New York
1899 Southern California Golf Association forms
1874 Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court
1864 3rd and last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
1864 Battle of Macon, Georgia (Stoneman's Raid)
1858 1st commercial treaty between U.S. and Japan signed
1858 U.S. citizens allowed to live anywhere in Japan
1844 New York Yacht Club forms
1786 1st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pitts Gazette
1783 Skaptar Volcano on Iceland erupts killing about 9,000
1773 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, OH
1751 1st international world title prize fight-Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M Petit of France in 29 minutes in England
1715 10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane
1696 French king Louis XIV and Victor Amadeua van Savoye signs peace
1693 Battle at Neerwinden: French beats English/Dutch army
1676 Nathaniel Bacon declared a rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect settlers from Indians
1655 Biggest townhall in the world opens in Amsterdam
1634 Dutch fleet under Johannes van Walbeeck lands on Curacao
1588 Attacking Spanish Armada defeated and scattered by English defenders
1588 Duke Farneses troops ready for invasion of England
1585 Friese academy opens
1579 Antwerp request union with of Utrecht
1579 King Philip II arrests plotters Antonio Perez and princess van Eboli
1565 Mary Queen of Scots marries her cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
1563 League of High Nobles routes King Philip II
1560 Turkish fleet recaptures Djerba on Spanjaarden
1179 Lando Sittino proclaimed (anti-)pope Innocent III
1030 Battle at Stiklestad (Trondheim)
1014 Battle of Strumitsa-valley: Byzantine destroys Bulgarian armies
626 Avaren/Slaves under khagan Bajan begin siege of Constantinople
362 Emperor Julianus of Constantinople ends education laws