July 29th is known as International Tiger Day as well as Rain Day.
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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 fun & interesting facts about July 29th in history!
What memorable events happened on July 29 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The first Monkeypox deaths outside of Africa were recorded in Brazil and Spain.
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 one.
Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for the third time in a row.
It seemed like Lance Armstrong had won the 88th Tour de France fair and square, but this all changed in 2012. There had long been suspicion surrounding Armstrong’s incredible performances, and in August 2012, he was stripped of all his titles dating back to 1998 as it was discovered he was doping.
David Berkowitz, otherwise known as the Son of Sam serial killer, shot his first victims.
Berkowitz walked up to two young women in the Bronx, New York, at 1am and shot at them without provocation. Donna Lauria died instantly, while her friend Jody Valenti was wounded and lived to tell the tale.
Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Josh Radnor. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.
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Unfortunately, July 29th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.
Primarily celebrated in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, Rain Day began back in the late 1800s when a local farmer realized it rained more often than not on July 29th. Ironically enough, Rain Day is now celebrated with street parades, but at least there’s an umbrella decoration contest!
Tigers are a critically endangered species, and humans need to know how they impact their life. The WWF foundation set July 29 as International Tiger Day, and you can get involved by giving them a small donation and learning about the dangers tigers face.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
In 1923, a jockey suffered a fatal heart attack, but his horse finished and won the race, making him the first and only jockey to win a race after death.
Birthday & Zodiac
Those of you who were born on this day share the Leo zodiac sign.
Leo is represented by the lion and is the fifth sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between July 23 and August 22 falls into this astrological sign.
People born during July have the Ruby birthstone. Folklore says that rubies should be worn on the left hand to promote good luck, and if you dream about the gemstone, this also gives you good luck.
For people born on July 29, your estimated date of conception falls on November 5 in the previous year.
Babies conceived on this day will be due around April 21, 2025.