July 29th

2008
United States Congress apologizes for slavery. The U.S. House of Representatives publicly apolgized for the institution of slavery and Jim Crow laws that discriminated against African Americans.
Reparations for slavery debate in the United States
2003
Red sox switch hitter Bill Mueller became the first baseball player to hit grand slam home runs from both sides of the plate in the same game.
Bill Mueller
1981
Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer. The most talked about wedding of the year was watched on television by millions of people worldwide. The couple were married in St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom, and divorced 15 years later in 1996.
Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer ...
1968
In Humanae Vitae (of Human Life), Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the Catholic Church's prohibition on artificial methods of birth control.
Humanae vitae
1958
President Eisenhower signed the congressional act that created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was authorized by Congress.
National Aeronautics and Space Act
1957
The International Atomic Energy Agency is established. The independent agency aims to ban the use of nuclear energy for military purposes. American W. Sterling Cole served as the agency's first director general.
International Atomic Energy Agency
1949
Moscow ends the blockade of West Berlin.
Berlin Blockade
1948
The XIV Olympics opened in London, United Kingdom after a 12 year hiatus due to the Second World War. The last Summer Olympics before this were held in Berlin in 1936.
1948 Summer Olympics
1921
Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
Nazi Party
1905
US Secretary of State William Howard Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to Japanese free rein in Korea in return for non-interference with the US in the Philippines.
Taft–Katsura agreement
1890
Artist Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France.
Death of Vincent van Gogh
1848
Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule put down by police.
Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848
1836
The Arc de Triomphe is inaugurated in Paris, France. The famous monument honors those to dies while fighting for France during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. It was designed by Jean Chalgrin.
Arc de Triomphe
1588
The Battle of Gravelines - Spanish Armada damaged & scattered by the English fleet.
Spanish Armada