1800s / 19th century history on the 29th of July

1836 : The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France was inaugurated. The full name is the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, which is known as the Triumphal Arch of the Star, in English. It is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, and honours those that died fighting for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

see the Arc de Triomphe from all angles by drone in 4K quality (Jugoslav Durovic YouTube channel video) over 40,000 views

1851 : The Eunomia asteroid was discovered by Annibale de Gasparis, an Italian astronomer. It is a very large asteroid in the inner asteroid belt, which is also known as 15 Eunomia.

How Did Astronomers Discover 700,000 Asteroids? (Scott Manley verified YouTube channel video) over 30,000 views

1883 : Benito Mussolini, the 27th Prime Minister of Italy was born in Predappio, Italy (died in 1945 aged 61).

The Origins Of Mussolini’s Italy in Secrets Of War (Timeline – World History Documentaries verified YouTube channel video) over 400,000 views

1890 : ViNCENT van GOGH, the Dutch painter died from a gunshot wound, aged 37 (born in 1853). It is believed that he shot himself in the chest with a revolver, 3 days earlier, and was able to walk back to the Auberge Ravoux where he lodged, in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, on the outskirts of Paris, France, where he died. Some people believe he was murdered. Vincent van Gogh was commercially unsuccessful during his lifetime, but he became famous after he died, when he posthumously became one of the most famous and influential painters in Western art history.

Vincent Van Gogh: The Humble Genius (Biographics verified YouTube channel video) over 500,000 views
The Curious Death Of Vincent Van Gogh (BuzzFeed Unsolved Network verified YouTube channel video)
The Death of Vincent van Gogh: Suicide or Murder? : forensics study (Irv Arenburg YouTube channel video)

1899 : The 1st Hague Convention was signed. It consists of an international treaty and declaration, that is negotiated at an international peace conference at The Hague in the Netherlands. Official website : HCCH.net

What Is The Hague And How Powerful Is It? (Now This World verified YouTube channel video) over 200,000 views
1900s / 20th century history on the 29th of July

1914 : The Cape Cod Canal artificial waterway opened in Massachusetts, USA, to connect Cape Cod Bay to Buzzards Bay, which became part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The 150 metre wide canal is approximately 11 kilometres (7 miles). Web pages : A history of the Cape Cod Canal (CapeCodMuseumTrail.com) | The Story of The Original Canal Bridges (CapeCod.com)

How the Cape Cod Canal was built (Capecast verified YouTube channel video) over 30,000 views
see the 10 minute history of the Cape Cod Canal (Cape Cod Canal YouTube channel video) over 20,000 views

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

1923 : Jim Marshall (OBE) the English pioneer of guitar amplification was born in Acton, West London, England (died in 2012 aged 88). He is known as The Father of Loud or The Lord of Loud, because he is the founder of Marshall Amplification. Official website : Marshall.com  

Marshall Memories of the Father Of Loud – Jim Marshall (Marshall Amplification YouTube channel video)

1933 : Robert Fuller, the American actor, was born Leonard Leroy Lee in Troy, New York, USA. Official website : RobertFuller.info

1942 : Doug Ashdown, the Australian singer-songwriter was born in Adelaide, South Australia. He is best known for his hit song Winter in America, in Australia in 1976, which also became a hit in Belgium and the Netherlands in 1978. Official website : DougAshdown.com

Doug Ashdown – Winter in America – song released in 1976 (music video uploaded by Antipodes YouTube channel)

1946 : Neal Doughty, the American keyboard player was born in Evansville, Indiana, USA. He is best known as a founding member of the REO Speedwagon rock band, and the only member to have played on all 16 albums made over 4 decades, from 1971 to 2009. Official website: ReoSpeedwagon.com

REO Speedwagon – Neal Doughty Interview (video) over 30,000 views
REO Speedwagon – Take It On the Run – song released in 1981 (REO Speedwagon verified YouTube channel video) over 5 million views

1948 : The Summer Olympics in London opened after a 12 year hiatus caused by World War II, since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

1948 : John Clarke, the New Zealand-Australian comedian, actor, and writer was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (died in 2017 aged 68). Official website : MrJohnClarke.com

John Clarke: Thanks for your time : a tribute (Clarke And Dawe YouTube channel video) over 400,000 views
Clarke and Dawe – The use of the English language in Australia (Clarke And Dawe YouTube channel video) over 700,000 views

1957 : The International Atomic Energy Agency aka iAEA was established, to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit the use of nuclear energy for weapons and any other military purposes. Official website : iAEA.org

1958 : The NATiONAL AERONAUTiCS & SPACE ACT was signed into law by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, which created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration known as NASA, a civilian agency responsible for coordinating America’s activities in space. NASA also sponsors space expeditions to yield vital information about the solar system and universe, and launches earth orbiting satellites for weather forecasting, navigation, global communications and other purposes. Official website : NASA.gov

1967 : Caracas earthquake in Venezuela killed up to 300 people, with over 1,500 people injured, and damages of up to US$140 million.

1973 : Roger Williamson the British racing car driver was killed during the Dutch Grand Prix, due to a suspected tyre failure. He was a British Formula 3 champion (won twice) when he died during his 2nd Formula One race at the age of 25. (born in 1948, in Ashby-de-la-Zouch).

1981 : The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, England. The wedding was watched worldwide on television by over 700 million people.

40 Years Since Charles and Diana’s ‘Fairytale’ Wedding Day (The Royal Family Channel verified YouTube channel video) over 113 million views

 1983 : David Niven, the English actor died, aged 73, due to ALS : amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (born in 1910). He is remembered in many great movies such as Separate Tables, A Matter of Life and Death, Around the World in 80 Days, The Pink Panther, and Casino Royale (as James Bond).

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