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Notable Historical Events for July 29th

1567James VI is crowned King of Scots at Stirling.

1696Louis XIV. King of France, & Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy, sign Peace of Turin, a turning point in the War of the League of Augsburg

1923Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin

1956Jacques Cousteau's Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)

1609Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years

1921Cleveland's 125th anniversary celebration: Cy Young, 54, pitches 2 inn

1995Monica Seles beats Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis

1928Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" is released

1961Bob Dylan injured in car accident

199036th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel

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Notable Birthdays on July 29th

1883Benito Mussolini, [Il Duce], Forli Kingdom of Italy, Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43), (d. 1945)

1953Geddy Lee, Toronto Canada, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer)

1924Elizabeth Short, victim in the Black Dahlia case (d. 1947)

1938Peter Jennings, Toronto Canada, news anchor (ABC Evening News)

1905Clara Bow, Brooklyn New York, silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid), (d. 1965)

1925Ted Lindsay, Renfrew Ontario, Canadian hockey player

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Notable Weddings on July 29th

2000American actress Jennifer Aniston (31) weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt (36) in a private ceremony at Malibu, California

1981Charles, Prince of Wales weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral, London

1934"Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (24) weds screenwriter Arthur Sheekman (33)

1914Mountain climber George Mallory (28) weds Ruth Mallory

July 29th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 29th

1108King Philip I, King of the Franks 1059, 1060-1108), dies at 56

1833William Wilberforce, English abolitionist, dies at 73

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