This Day in History- July 29

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This Day in History - July 29-01

History plays an important role in all our lives. History is packed with incredible stories, scientific breakthroughs, inventions, discoveries, cultures, and traditions. Each and every day carries its own significance which is an indicator of how much can happen every day and reminds us to live our lives meaningfully. Let’s explore all the events that happened on this day in history- July 29.

What Happened Around the World on July 29?

1928- Walt Disney created Steamboat Willie
Every kid’s favorite Mickey Mouse presented by Walt Disney footage was tested for the first time in a short animated movie “ Steamboat Willie”.

Credits: Walt Disney Animation Studios

1948- Opening of Fourteenth Olympics Games 
Today is marked as the inauguration event of the 14th Olympics games in London by King George VI at Wembley Stadium in London.

1954- Publication of “Fellowship of the Ring” 
On this day in history, the fellowship of the ring which is the first volume of Lord of the Rings was published. It was written by J. R. R. Tolkien and published by George Allen in London.

1958- National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 singed at the USA
Former US President Eisenhower signed National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 which gave access to travel within and outside the earth’s atmosphere for the purpose of research.

Credits: Timepedia

1979- Amy Alcott wins at Canadian Open Women’s Golf
History is filled with inspiring women in every field. On this day, Amy Alcott won her first major title by defeating Nancy Lopez by 3.

2005- Discovery of Dwarf planet Eris
The dwarf planet Eris was discovered by a team of Astronomers included Mike Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David Rabinowitz. 

2014- France contributes in aid to Gaza
France lends their contribution towards aid to Gaza with 11 million euros. It was contributed to the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority and the remainder.

2019- Old Town Road on No. 1 for 17 Weeks
The song “Old town road” by Lil Nas and Billy Ray Cyrus becomes one of the songs to remain on the charts for more than 17 weeks straight.

Credits: Lil Nas X

Famous Birthdays 

1904- J. R. D. Tata
An Indian aviator, industrialist, entrepreneur and chairman of Tata Group was born on this day.

Credits: Performance Experts

1959- Sanjay Dutt
The famous Indian actor featured in films such as Sadak, PK, Agneepath was born on this day.

1966- Martina McBride
Popular American country singer and songwriter with famous album Evolution was born in Kansas on July 29.

1981- Jennie Thompson
A famous American gymnast who was awarded Jr Natl-champ-93 and also won Olympics 1996 was born in Texas.

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