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July 29: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 29

July 29th is known as International Tiger Day as well as Rain Day.

We’ve made it to the 210th day of the year! There are 155 days left until we reach the new year.

Those of you who were born on this day share the Leo zodiac sign.

Today we are going to cover all the top births and deaths of the day along with some other amazing historical events from July 29th.

Did you know that on this day in 1954, J. R. R. Tolkien published his novel “Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring”? This was the much-requested sequel to “The Hobbit”.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 29th in history!

What Happened On July 29 In History?

2019

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” single reached a new record for the longest time on the Billboard charts after spending 17 weeks at number 1.

Source CBS News
1981

Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer got married at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

The wedding was televised and watched by over 750 million people across the globe.
1968

Pope Paul VI declared the prohibition of birth control.

On this day, the pope issued the encyclical called Humanae vitae meaning "Of Human Life."
1958

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which became NASA.

This act was signed to provide for research into flight problems within and outside the Earth's atmosphere. NASA began work on October 1, 1958.
1954

J. R. R. Tolkien published the original “The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring” novel.

1948

King George VI officially opened the 11th modern-day Olympic Games at the Wembley Arena in London, UK.

1928

A screening test of Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” occurred featuring Mickey Mouse.

1907

Sir Robert Baden-Powell established the Boys Scouts in England.

1836

Arc de Triomphe in Paris became the world’s largest triumphal arch at 164 ft tall.

OTD in 1836: Arc de Triomphe in Paris became the world's largest triumphal arch at 164 ft tall.
1588

The English navy defeated the Spanish Armada at the Battle of Gravelines.

OTD in 1588: The English navy defeated the Spanish Armada at the Battle of Gravelines.
904

Renegades of the Abbasid Caliphate captured Thessalonica, which is modern-day Thessaloniki, Greece.

The event in history is known as The Sack of Thessalonica, and the Abbasid Caliphate was led by Leo of Tripoli, a Muslim convert and privateer.

Did you know that on this day, July 29th 1954, J. R. R. Tolkien published his novel "Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring"?