Friday, July 28, 2017

July 29

  • July 29, 1613
    The Globe Theatre, a 20-sided timber building for Shakespeare's plays, is destroyed by fire during a performance of "Henry VIII", but no one is hurt
  • July 29, 1693
    The Army of the Grand Alliance is destroyed by the French at the Battle of Neerwinden in the Netherlands
  • July 29, 1773
    A large earthquake destroys so much of Antigua that the Spanish move away and built a new capital on a plateau 30 miles away that becomes Guatemala City
  • July 29, 1830
    Bourbon monarchy is overthrown during the July Revolution after attempt of Charles X to limit the political and civil rights, so the ascent of his cousin Louis-Philippe, Duke of Orléans, becomes constitutional monarch of France
  • July 29, 1875
    Peasants in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Balkans rebel against the Ottoman army
  • July 29, 1914
    Russia, an Serbia's ally, orders a troop mobilization against Austria-Hungary after Austro-Hungarian forces begin to shell the Serbian capital, Belgrade
  • July 29, 1958
    United States President Dwight Eisenhower signs the National Aeronautics and Space Act creating NASA, the United States government agency responsible for the civilian space program
  • July 29, 1961
    Wallis and Futuna Islands becomes a French overseas territory
  • July 29, 2003
    Second Liberian Civil War ends
  • July 29, 2010
    Heavy monsoon rains begin to cause widespread flooding in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, killing nearly 2,000 and leaving roughly a million homeless

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