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  • Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 29, 1908

    Titanic

    Drawings

    Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 29, 1908

    On 29 July 1908, Harland and Wolff presented the drawings to J. Bruce Ismay and other White Star Line executives. Ismay approved the design and signed three "letters of agreement" two days later, authorising the start of construction… The name Titanic derives from the Titan of Greek mythology. Built in Belfast, Ireland, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (as it was then known), the RMS Titanic was the second of the three Olympic-class ocean liners—the first was the RMS Olympic and the third was the HMHS Britannic.




  • Ontario, Canada
    Saturday Jul 29, 1916

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Matheson Fire

    Ontario, Canada
    Saturday Jul 29, 1916

    The great Matheson Fire was a deadly forest fire that passed through the region surrounding the communities of Black River-Matheson and Iroquois Falls, Ontario, Canada, on July 29, 1916. 223 people were killed according to the official estimate.




  • 57th Street, New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 29, 1917

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Silent Parade

    57th Street, New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 29, 1917

    To publicly demonstrate the black community's outrage over the riots, Du Bois organized the Silent Parade, a march of around 9,000 African Americans down New York City's Fifth Avenue, the first parade of its kind in New York, and the second instance of blacks publicly demonstrating for civil rights.




  • Tisza River, Hungary
    Tuesday Jul 29, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    The Romanian Army crossed the Tisza River

    Tisza River, Hungary
    Tuesday Jul 29, 1919

    On the night of 29–30 July, the Romanian Army crossed the Tisza River. Decoy operations were mounted at other points along the river, bringing intense artillery duels. Romanian forces held the element of surprise.




  • Germany
    Friday Jul 29, 1921

    Adolf Hitler

    Party Chairman

    Germany
    Friday Jul 29, 1921

    Hitler spoke to several packed houses and defended himself and Esser, to thunderous applause. His strategy proved successful, and at a special party congress on 29 July, he was granted absolute powers as party chairman, replacing Drexler, by a vote of 533 to 1




  • Tongzhou, Beijing, China
    Thursday Jul 29, 1937

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    The Tungchow mutiny

    Tongzhou, Beijing, China
    Thursday Jul 29, 1937

    On July 29, some 5,000 troops of the 1st and 2nd Corps of the East Hopei Army mutinied, turning against the Japanese garrison. In addition to Japanese military personnel, some 260 civilians living in Tongzhou in accordance with the Boxer Protocol of 1901, were killed in the uprising (predominantly Japanese including the police force and also some ethnic Koreans). The Chinese then set fire to and destroyed much of the city. Only around 60 Japanese civilians survived, who provided both journalists and later historians with firsthand witness accounts. As a result of the violence of the mutiny against Japanese civilians, the Tungchow mutiny, as it came to be called, strongly shook public opinion within Japan.




  • Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Sunday Jul 29, 1956

    Pelé

    Santos

    Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Sunday Jul 29, 1956

    In 1956, de Brito took Pelé to Santos, an industrial and port city located near São Paulo, to try out for professional club Santos FC, telling the directors at Santos that the 15-year-old would be "the greatest football player in the world."


  • St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England
    Wednesday Jul 29, 1981

    Prince Charles

    1st Marriage

    St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England
    Wednesday Jul 29, 1981

    Prince Charles proposed to Diana in February 1981; she accepted and they married in St Paul's Cathedral on 29 July of that year. Upon his marriage, Charles reduced his voluntary tax contribution from the profits generated by the Duchy of Cornwall from 50% to 25%.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 29, 1981

    Princess Diana

    "Fairytale Wedding"

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 29, 1981

    Twenty-year-old Diana became Princess of Wales when she married the Prince of Wales on 29 July 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral, which offered more seating than Westminster Abbey, a church that was generally used for royal nuptials. The couple had residences at Kensington Palace and Highgrove House, near Tetbury.


  • Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Friday Jul 29, 1983

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Dawn 3

    Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Friday Jul 29, 1983

    The Iranians attempted to further exploit activities in the north on 30 July 1983, during Operation Dawn-3. Iran saw an opportunity to sweep away Iraqi forces controlling the roads between the Iranian mountain border towns of Mehran, Dehloran and Elam. Iraq launched airstrikes, and equipped attack helicopters with chemical warheads; while ineffective, it demonstrated both the Iraqi general staff's and Saddam's increasing interest in using chemical weapons. In the end, 17,000 had been killed on both sides, with no gain for either country.


  • Mongolia
    Sunday Jul 29, 1990

    Mongolian Revolution of 1990

    Mongolia's first free multi-party elections

    Mongolia
    Sunday Jul 29, 1990

    Following the 1990 Democratic Revolution in Mongolia, Mongolia's first free, multi-party elections for a bicameral parliament were held on 29 July 1990.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Jul 29, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    The Russian Interior Ministry troops destroyed a Chechen border post and captured an 800 meter section of strategic road

    Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Jul 29, 1999

    On 29 July 1999, the Russian Interior Ministry troops destroyed a Chechen border post and captured an 800 meter section of strategic road.


  • Stockbridge and Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 29, 1999

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Atlanta Shootings

    Stockbridge and Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 29, 1999

    Mark Orrin Barton was a spree killer from Stockbridge, Georgia, who killed 12 people and injured 13 more on July 29, 1999.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Jul 29, 2003

    Ronaldinho

    To Barcelona

    Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Jul 29, 2003

    Barcelona entered the running for Ronaldinho and outbid Manchester United for his signature in a €30 million deal.


  • Netherlands
    Thursday Jul 29, 2004

    Marco van Basten

    The New Manager of The Netherlands National Team

    Netherlands
    Thursday Jul 29, 2004

    On 29 July 2004, Van Basten was named the new manager of the Netherlands national team, with Van 't Schip as his assistant. Van Basten’s appointment as manager of the Netherlands sparked a little controversy at the time, since he only just started his managerial career and the media argued that he did not have a lot of experience yet.


  • Cody, Wyoming, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 29, 2004

    Warren Buffett

    His wife died

    Cody, Wyoming, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 29, 2004

    Buffett's wife (Susan Buffett) died on July 29, 2004.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Friday Jul 29, 2011

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook announced Its Bug Bounty Program

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Friday Jul 29, 2011

    On July 29, 2011, Facebook announced its Bug Bounty Program that paid security researchers a minimum of $500 for reporting security holes. The company promised not to pursue "white hat" hackers who identified such problems.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 29, 2015

    Microsoft

    Windows 10

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 29, 2015

    On July 29, 2015, Windows 10 was released.


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