July is the seventh month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, July was the fifth month of the year. July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the seventh month when January and February were added to the calendar.
July was originally Quintilis, the fifth month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 45 BCE to honour Julius Caesar.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number is 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. July 29 has its own special significance in India and world history.
In modern times, July also has 31 days. It is the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the coldest month in the Southern hemisphere.
The page contains not only Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world history on July 29. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 29 July:
- 1655: The world’s largest town hall opens in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands.
- 1786: First newspaper published in Pitts Gadget, Alleghany, West.
- 1858: US and Japan sign Harris Confederate.
- 1876: Science organization was established in India.
- 1899: First motorcycle race held in New York.
- 1941: During World War II, Germany, the German component, landed its troops on the southern coast of the region to take over China and India.
- 1949: Broadcasting begins on British Broadcasting Corporation Radio.
- 1957: The United Nations formed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- 1958: US Congress passes a bill to establish its space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
- 1981: Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana are married. At that time around 70 crores, of people saw this royal wedding on TV.
- 1983: The first driverless aircraft ‘Mini’ successfully flew.
- 1996: Aruna Asaf Ali, who contributed to the Indian freedom struggle, passed away.
- 2013: 10.3 million euros of diamonds were stolen from a hotel in Cannes, France.
Famous birthdays and birth anniversaries on this day
- 1904: Industrialists who laid the foundation of modern India, J. R. D. Name of Tata Paramount J. R. D. Tata was born.
- 1905: Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, was born.
- 1931: C. Narayana Reddy, the noted Telugu language poet, who was awarded the Jnanpith Award, was born.
Death anniversaries of famous people in India and the world
- 1891: Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, a famous social reformer, educationist and freedom fighter, died.
- 1996: Aruna Asaf Ali, one of the prominent women who contributed to the ‘Indian Freedom Struggle’, died.
- 2001: Edward Gireck, the first Secretary of Poland, died.
- 2003: Johnnie Walker, a famous comedian of India, died.
- 2009: Maharani Gayatri Devi, the queen of Jaipur, died.
- 2017: Snehmayi Choudhary, the famous Hindi poetess, passed away.