Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 29
This is a list of selected July 29 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
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|1030 – King Olaf II fought and died in the Battle of Stiklestad, trying to regain the Norwegian throne from the Danes.||refimprove|
|1693 – Nine Years' War: France defeated the allied forces of William III of England at the Battle of Landen in present-day Neerwinden, Belgium.||refimprove|
|1848 – Irish Potato Famine: An unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule in Tipperary was put down by police.||refimprove|
|1858 – Japan reluctantly signed the Treaty of Amity and Commerce, an unequal treaty giving the United States various commercial and diplomatic privileges.||refimprove section|
|1899 – The first Hague Convention, among the first formal statements of the laws of war and war crimes in international law, was signed.||refimprove section|
|1900 – Italian American anarchist Gaetano Bresci assassinated King Umberto I of Italy.||refimprove|
|1901 – The Socialist Party of America was formed after a merger between the three-year-old Social Democratic Party of America and disaffected elements of the Socialist Labor Party.||unreferenced section|
|1947 – ENIAC, the world's first general-purpose electronic digital computer, was turned on in its new home at the Ballistic Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, U.S.||refimprove section|
|1957 – The International Atomic Energy Agency was established to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy.||refimprove|
|1967 – Vietnam War: During preparation for another strike in the Gulf of Tonkin, the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was hit by a series of chain-reaction explosions caused by an unusual electrical anomaly on its flight deck, killing 134 sailors and injuring 161 others.||refimprove section|
|1981 – A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watched the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.||unreferenced section|
- 1014 – Byzantine–Bulgarian wars: Forces of the Byzantine Empire defeated troops of the Bulgarian Empire at the Battle of Kleidion in the Belasica Mountains near present-day Klyuch, Bulgaria.
- 1862 – American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd was arrested by Union troops after her lover turned her in.
- 1950 – Korean War: U.S. Army 7th Cavalry Regiment troops concluded four days of shootings of civilians, sparked by fears that columns of refugees might contain North Korean spies.
- 1958 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act into law, establishing a new federal non-military space agency known as NASA.
- Born/died: Edward Gierek (d. 2001)
- 1148 – The Siege of Damascus ended in a decisive crusader defeat, leading to the disintegration of the Second Crusade.
- 1836 – The Arc de Triomphe (pictured) in Paris, commemorating those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, was formally inaugurated.
- 1914 – Connecting Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, the Cape Cod Canal opened on a limited basis.
- 1987 – Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan President J. R. Jayewardene signed the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to resolve the ongoing Sri Lankan Civil War.
- 2010 – An overloaded passenger ferry capsized on the Kasai River in Bandundu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, resulting in at least 80 deaths.