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7/29/2022 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - July 29
St. Paul's Cathedral in London
St. Paul's Cathedral in London

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Today in History in 1847 the Cumberland School of Law was founded in Lebanon, Tennessee; in 1928 Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” was released and in 1981 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1567 - James VI is crowned King of Scots at Stirling.
  • 1609 - Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years
  • 1847 - Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States.
  • 1864 - American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC.
  • 1928 - Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" is released
  • 1938 - Comic strip "Dennis the Menace," 1st appears
  • 1954 - Publication of "Fellowship of the Ring" 1st volume of "Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London
  • 1995 - Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1883 - Benito Mussolini, [Il Duce], Forli Kingdom of Italy, Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43), (d. 1945)
  • 1905 - Clara Bow, Brooklyn New York, silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid), (d. 1965)
  • 1938 - Peter Jennings, Toronto Canada, news anchor (ABC Evening News)
  • 1966 - Martina McBride, country singer

Famous Weddings

  • 1565 - Mary Queen of Scots marries her cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
  • 1914 - Mountain climber George Mallory (28) weds Ruth Mallory
  • 1934 - "Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (24) weds screenwriter Arthur Sheekman (33)
  • 1955 - Mexican artist Diego Rivera (68) marries 4th wife art dealer Emma Hurtado
  • 1981 - His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral, London
  • 1982 - Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson
  • 2000 - American actress Jennifer Aniston (31) weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt (36) in a private ceremony at Malibu, California
  • 2006 - "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) weds singer Kid Rock (35) at Thunder Gulch yacht in Saint-Tropez, France
  • 2006 - "Providence" actress Paula Cale (36) weds screenwriter Michael Lisbe at Sopris Mountain Ranch in Basalt, Colorado
  • 2006 - "Primal Scream" lead singer Bobby Gillespie (44) weds stylist Katy England at St. Margaret's Church in Betley, Staffordshire

Famous Divorces

  • 2006 - Robyn Denise Moore divorces Oscar-winning actor Mel Gibson (55) due to irreconcilable differences after 31 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1890 - Vincent van Gogh, painter, dies in Auvers, France
  • 1974 - "Mama" Cass Elliot, singer (Mamas & Papas), dies from a heart attack in London at 32
  • 1983 - David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland at 73
  • 1998 - Jerome Robbins, American choreographer (b. 1918)
  • 2007 - Tom Snyder, American television personality (b. 1936)

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