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July 29: This Day That Year

July 29

- 1783 - Iceland: Skaptar Volcano erupts, killed 9,000+ people.

- 1836 - France: Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

- 1883 - Birthday: Benito Mussolini (Italian dictator - 1922-43), born in Predappio, Italy (died April 28, 1945, age 61).

- 1888 - Birthday: Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-American inventor (development of television, cathode ray tube), born in Murom, Russian Empire (died July 29, 1982, age 94).

- 1890 - Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter, dies 2 days after shooting himself (born March 30, 1853, age 37).

- 1921 - Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.

- 2001 - Lance Armstrong was disqualified after winning 98th Tour de France.

- 2012 - North Korea: Tropical Storm Khanun kills 88 people and leaves 60,000 homeless.

- 2013 - Pakistan: 300 prisoners escaped after a Taliban attack in Dera Ismal Khan.

- 2014 - France contributes 8 million Euros in aid to Gaza.

- 2015 - More than 3,500 immigrants over 2 days try to enter the Channel Tunnel at Calais, to cross into Britain.

- 2015 - Microsoft launches Windows 10

- 2016 - USA: Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for US President (first woman by a major US party) at Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

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