1775: The U.S Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps is founded.
1836: The Arc de Triomphe is inaugurated in the city of Paris in France.
1848: The Tipperary Revolt happens during the Irish Potato Famine as nationalist revolt against British rule. However, the revolt is put down by police forces.
1851: The asteroid 15 Eunomia is discovered by Annibale de Gasparis on this date.
1858: The Harris Treaty is signed by Japan and the U.S.
1864: Belle Boyd is arrest by Union troops for being a spy for the Confederates during the American Civil War. He’s held at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.
1920: Construction begins on the Link River Dam.
1921: Adolf Hitler becomes head of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
1932: The World War I veterans known as the Bonus Army are dispersed by U.S Troops.
1958: The National Aeronautics and Space Act is signed into law by United States’ President Dwight D. Eisenhower. This piece of legislation creates NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration).
1959: The first U.S Congress elections happen in Hawaii as an official state of the Union.
1965: The 101st Airborne Division paratroopers land at Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam.
1967: Over 130 people are killed when the USS Forrestal catches on fire off the coast of North Vietnam.
1967: Over 500 people are killed during an earthquake in Caracas, Venezuela.
1976: David Berkowitz kills one person and wound another in a series of attacks which take place in New York City.
Famous Birthdays on July 29
American actress Clara Bow is born in 1905.
American poet Stanley Kunitz is born in 1905.
American actress and singer, Thelma Todd is born in 1906.
American actor Richard Egan is born in 1921.
Canadian singer, bass player and founder of the band Rush, Geddy Lee is born in 1953.
Irish poet and playwright Frank McGuinness is born in 1953.
American actor, producer, screenwriter and blogger, Wil Wheaton is born in 1972.
American actor and producer Stephen Dorff is born in 1973.
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