29th JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

JULY 29th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1958 : NASA was created | & more about history on this day in the video… The U.S. Congress passed legislation establishing NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on the 29th July 1958. NASA is a civilian agency responsible for coordinating America’s activities in space, and sponsors space expeditions, to yield vital information about the solar system and universe. NASA also launches earth orbiting satellites for weather forecasting, navigation, global communications and other purposes.

MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 29th

  • 1836 ~ The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France inaugurated
  • 1899 ~ The First Hague Convention was signed
  • 1921 ~ Adolf Hitler became leader of the Nazi Party
  • 1948 ~ The Olympic Games opened in London after 12 year hiatus
  • 1958 ~ NASA was created
  • 2005 ~ Astronomers discovered dwarf planet Eris

…see the timeline below for more details, births & events…

PEOPLE BORN ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 29th

  • 1883 ~ Benito Mussolini (27th Prime Minister of Italy / died 1945)
  • 1923 ~ Jim Marshall (founder of Marshall Amplification / died 2012)
  • 1933 ~ Robert Fuller (American actor)
  • 1973 ~ Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men)

…see the timeline below for more details & more events…

DEATHS ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 29th

  • 1890 ~ Vincent van Gogh (Dutch painter)
  • 1983 ~ David Niven (English actor)

…see the timeline below for more details & more events…

TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY & PEOPLE BORN on JULY 29th

1836 ~ The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France was inaugurated.

1848 ~ Tipperary Revolt in Ireland, during the Irish Potato Famine.

1851 ~ Annibale de Gasparis discovered the asteroid 15 Eunomia.

1883 ~ Benito Mussolini the 27th Prime Minister of Italy was born (died 1945).

1890 ~ Vincent van Gogh the Dutch painter died (born 1853).

1899 ~ The First Hague Convention was signed.

1914 ~ The Cape Cod Canal opened.

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

1923 ~ Jim Marshall the English businessman and founder of Marshall Amplification was born (died 2012).

1933 ~ Robert Fuller the American actor was born.

1945 ~ The BBC Light Programme radio station was launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.

1946 ~ Neal Doughty the American keyboard player and songwriter from REO Speedwagon was born.

1948 ~ The Games of the XIV Olympiad opened in London after a 12 year hiatus caused by World War II. It was the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

1957 ~ The International Atomic Energy Agency was established.

1958 ~ U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which created NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

1959 ~ John Sykes the English singer, songwriter and guitarist from Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake was born.

1973 ~ Wanya Morris the American singer from Boyz II Men was born.

1980 ~ Iran adopted a new holy flag after the Islamic Revolution.

1983 ~ David Niven the English actor, singer and producer died (born 1910).

1987 ~ British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand signed the agreement to build the Eurotunnel under the English Channel.

2005 ~ Astronomers announced their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.

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