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199036th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel

1966Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock NY

1915Pirate Honus Wagner at 41, hits a grand slam HR

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

1928Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" is released

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

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

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

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

1923Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin

1957Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1961Bob Dylan injured in car accident

1995Monica Seles beats Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis

July 29th Historical Events
Date Event
362
Emperor Julianus of Constantinople ends education laws 
626
Avaren/Slaves under khagan Bajan begin siege of Constantinople 
904
Thessalonica is sacked by Saracen pirates led by renegade Leo of Tripoli 
1014
Battle of Strumitsa-valley: Byzantine destroys Bulgarian armies 
1030
Battle at Stiklestad (Trondheim) 
1179
Lando Sittino proclaimed (anti-)pope Innocent III 
1560
Turkish fleet recaptures Djerba on Spanjaarden 
1563
League of High Nobles routes King Philip II 
1567
James VI is crowned King of Scots at Stirling. 
1579
Antwerp request union with Utrecht 
1579
King Philip II arrests plotters Antonio Perez & princess van Eboli 
1585
Friese academy opens 
1588
The Battle of Gravelines - Spanish Armada damaged & scattered by the English fleet 
1588
Duke Farneses troops ready for invasion of England 
1609
Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years 
1634
Dutch fleet under Johannes van Walbeeck lands on Curacao 
1655
Biggest townhall in the world opens in Amsterdam 
1676
Nathaniel Bacon declared a rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect settlers from Indians 
1693
War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen/Neerwinden - France wins Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands. 
1696
Louis 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 
1715
10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane 
1751
1st international world title prize fight-Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M Petit of France in 29 mins in England 
1773
1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, OH 
1783
Skaptar Volcano on Iceland erupts killing about 9,000 
1786
1st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pitts Gazette 
1793
John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there. 
1794
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, dedicated 
1835
1st sugar plantation in Hawaii begins 
1836
Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 
1844
NY Yacht Club forms 
1847
Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States. 
1848
Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police. 
1851
Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia. 
1858
Treaty of Amity and Commerce/Harris Treaty signed between US & Japan opening Japanese ports to trade 
1864
3rd & last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia 
1864
Battle of Macon, GA (Stoneman's Raid) 
1864
American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC. 
1874
Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court 
1899
1st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY 
1899
Southern California Golf Association forms 
1899
The First Hague Convention is signed. 
1900
In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by Italian-born anarchist Gaetano Bresci. 
1902
Union of Orthodox Rabbis of US & Canada forms 
1905
US Secretary of State W.H Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to let Japan have free rein in Korea in return for Japan's non-interference with the US in the Philippines 
1907
1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France 
1907
Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England 
1908
St Louis Browns Rube Waddell strikes out 16 Phila Athletics 
1910
JWEL Hilgers is 1st Dutchman to fly above Dutch territory 
1911
Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0 
1913
Albania becomes sovereignty under prince Wilhelm von Wied 
1914
In response to Austria's declaration of war on Serbia, Russian diplomats and general urge general mobilization, but the Tsar calls for partial mobilization 
1914
1st transcontinental phone link made between NYC & SF 
1914
Austrian-Hungary bombs Belgrade 
1914
British fleet leaves Portland/passes Straits of Dover 
1914
Russia mobilize troops along Austrian boundary 
1914
The Austrians bombard Belgrade in Serbia 
1915
Pirate Honus Wagner at 41, hits a grand slam HR 
1916
Postal check & Girodienst establishes 
1920
1st transcontinental airmail flight from NY to SF 
1920
Mexican rebel Pancho Villa surrenders 
1920
Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project. 
1921
Cleveland's 125th anniversary celebration: Cy Young, 54, pitches 2 inn 
1921
New rules of language assumed (equal rights Flemings/Walen Belgium) 
1921
Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party. 
1923
Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin 
1923
KPD holds struggle day against fascism, in Germany 
1924
Paul Runyan wins PGA golf championship 
1927
1st iron lung installed (Bellevue hospital, NY) 
1927
Phil Mead scores his 100th 100, Hampshire v Northants 
1928
Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" is released 
1928
Cleve Indians score 17 in 1st 2 inns to beat Yanks 24-6 at Dunn Field they also set a record with 24 singles in 1 game 
1928
23rd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1) 
1929
Belgium Maurice Dewaele wins Tour de France 
1930
115°F (46°C), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record) 
1930
Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada 
1932
Great Depression: in Washington, DC, U.S. troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans. 
1934
17th PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Park CC Williamsville NY 
1936
RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show & monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy) 
1937
Japanese troops occupies Peking & Tientsin 
1937
Tongzhou Incident 
1938
Comic strip "Dennis the Menace," 1st appears 
1938
Olympic National Park forms 
1940
Urk soccer team forms 
1942
Eastern Blvd in the Bronx renamed Bruckner Blvd 
1943
1 million inhabitants flee Hamburg 
1943
Nazi's evacuate Hollandsche Theater in Amsterdam 
1944
Allied air force bomb Germany for 6 hours 
1944
Frank McCormick (Reds) HR off Ace Adams (Giants) in both games of DH 
1944
US 4th Armour division occupiers Avranches 
1945
After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed & sunk by a Japanese submarine 
1947
Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg Va 
1948
King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic games in London 
1949
Airlift in West-Germany to West-Berlin ends 
1949
BBC radio begins broadcasting 
1950
Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run 
1952
1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet 
1953
US bombers shot down at north of Wladiwostok 
1955
Smokey Burgess hits 3 HRS to help Pirates beat Reds 16-5 
1955
USSR performs nuclear Test 
1956
11th US 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, FL (IND) begins broadcasting 
1957
Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title 
1957
International Atomic Energy Agency forms by UN 
1957
Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres 
1958
US President Eisenhower signs into law National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 
1958
Southern Pacific Bay ferries stop running 
1959
First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union. 
1961
Bob Dylan injured in car accident 
1961
Phillies lose 1st of 23 straight games 
1961
Wallis & Futuna Islands become a French overseas territory 
1965
Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends 
1965
Gemini 5 returned after 12d 7h 11m 53s 
1965
Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10) 
1965
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1966
Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock NY 
1966
Nigerians chief of staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup 
1967
Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134 
1967
Moderate quake (6.5) strikes Caracas Venezuela causing severe damage 
1967
U S S Forrestal explodes kills 134. $100 million damage 
1968
Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1 
1968
Gram Parsons 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
Wash DC Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs Cleve 
1969
Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars 
1970
6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct 
1972
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island 
1973
$180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from NY Hilton 
1973
Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy 
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 
1975
Ford became 1st US pres to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz 
1975
Military coup by Gen Mohammed/Pres Jakubu Gowon fired 
1976
USSR performs underground nuclear Test 
1976
In New York City, the "Son of Sam" kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks. 
1978
600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, NY 
1978
Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m 
1978
Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn & its rings 
1978
On Old Timer's Day, NY Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as NY Yankee manager in 1980 & Bob Lemon will become GM 
1979
7th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Amy Alcott 
1981
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated 
1981
Iran ex-president Bani Sadr flees to Paris 
1981
Anti-apartheid protesters against the Springbok rugby tour are confronted by police who use batons to stop them marching to South Africa's Consul, New Zealand. 
1983
"Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV 
1983
Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak 
1984
12th du Maurier Golf Classic: Juli Inkster 
1984
23rd Summer Olympics opens in LA 
1985
19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F)-Challenger 8-launched 
1986
Bomb attack in West-Beirut, 30 killed 
1986
Dennis Amiss scores his 100th 100, Warwickshire v Lancashire 
1986
NY jury rules NFL violated antitrust laws, awards USFL $1 in damages 
1987
Ben & Jerry's & Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia 
1988
FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion 
1988
Gorbachev pushes plan electing president & parliament in March, 1989 
1988
Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit 
1988
Last US Playboy Club (Lansing Mich) closes 
1988
South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom" 
1988
Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson & Curt Schilling 
1988
Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home 
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 & Sam Sosa 
1990
26th Curtis Cup: US wins 14-4 
1990
28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR 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 
1991
1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0) 
1991
Yankee Stadium fans throw cups & blowup dolls at Jose Canseco 
1992
"Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 18 perfs 
1992
Evgueni Sadovyi swims world record/OR 400m freestyle (3:45.00) 
1992
Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguys), arrested for narcotic possession 
1993
Cin 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 
1994
200,000 Moslems demand death to feminist Taslima Nasrin 
1994
Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8½ year jail sentenced 
1994
H Emans Arubaanse Peoples Party wins parliamentary election 
1994
India army kills 27 Moslem militants 
1994
Jesse Timmedequas, rapes & murders Megan Kanka, 7 (Megan's Law) 
1994
Parliamentary election in Aruba 
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 
1996
The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court. 
1997
US Senior Golf Open ends at Olympia Fields GC Ill 
2005
Astronomers announce their discovery of Eris. 
2012
Tropical Storm Khanun kills 88 people and leaves 60,000 homeless in North Korea 
2013
44 people are killed in a wave of car bombings in Iraq 
2013
300 prisoners are freed after a Taliban attack in Dera Ismal Khan, Pakistan 
2013
€103 million of diamonds is stolen from the Carton Intercontinental Hotel, Cannes, France 
2017
China urges North Korea to stop acts that could worsen tensions 
2017
South Korea to deploy more THAAD units after North Korea ICBM launch 
2017
Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus with retired General Kelly 
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