July 29: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on July 29 throughout history. The 210th day of the Gregorian calendar is July 29th. The English destroyed the Spanish Armada in 1588. The first international boxing contest was held in 1754. NASA was established by Congress in 1958.

Leo is the zodiac sign for July 29. On July 29th, Don Carter and Martina McBride were born. The 29th of July is National Chicken Wing Day, National Lasagna Day, and National Lipstick Day.


(July 29, 1945)
The BBC Light Programme radio channel for mainstream light entertainment and music is launched.


(July 29, 1948)
The 1948 Summer Olympics (formally known as London 1948) was held in London, UK. After a 12-year hiatus due to WWII, these were the first Summer Olympics since Berlin 1936. photo source:

(July 29, 1957)
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is formed.

(July 29, 1981)
The wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London was broadcast live to a global television audience of more than 750 million people. photo source:

(July 29, 2005)
The dwarf planet Eris has been discovered by astronomers, and it is the largest object in the solar system that has not yet been visited by a spacecraft. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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