Events on Jul 29

  • 0362Emperor Julianus of Constantinople ends education laws
  • 0626Avaren / Slaves under khagan Bajan begin siege of Constantinople
  • 1014Battle of Strumitsa-valley: Byzantine destroys Bulgarian armies
  • 1030Battle at Stiklestad (Trondheim)
  • 1179Lando Sittino proclaimed (anti-)Pope Innocent III
  • 1560Turkish fleet recaptures Djerba on Spanjaarden
  • 1563League of High Nobles routes King Philip II
  • 1565Mary Queen of Scots marries her cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
  • 1579Antwerp request union with of Utrecht
  • 1579King Philip II arrests plotters Antonio Perez and Princess van Eboli
  • 1585Friese academy opens
  • 1588Attacking Spanish Armada defeated and scattered by English defenders
  • 1588Duke Farneses troops ready for invasion of England
  • 1634Dutch fleet under Johannes van Walbeeck lands on Curacao
  • 1655Biggest townhall in the world opens in Amsterdam
  • 1676Nathaniel Bacon declared a rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect settlers from Indians
  • 1693Battle at Neerwinden: French beats English / Dutch army
  • 1696French King Louis XIV and Victor Amadeua van Savoye signs peace
  • 171510 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane
  • 17511st international world title prize fight-Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M Petit of France in 29 minutes in England
  • 17731st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, Ohio
  • 1783Skaptar Volcano on Iceland erupts killing about 9,000
  • 17861st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pittsburgh Gazette
  • 18351st sugar plantation in Hawaii begins
  • 1844New York Yacht Club forms
  • 18581st commercial treaty between US and Japan signed
  • 1858US citizens allowed to live anywhere in Japan
  • 18643rd and last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
  • 1874Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court
  • 18991st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, New York

Born on Jul 29

  • 1590Gilles Hayne: Composer
  • 1605Simon Dach: German poet
  • 1620Nicolaas Heinsius: Dutch philologist / diplomat
  • 1646Johann Theile: German composer (Adam & Eve)
  • 1723Christleib Siegmund Binder: Composer
  • 1739Johannes Ritschel: Composer
  • 1755Franz Gotz: Composer
  • 1758Antonius van Gils: Dutch RC theologist (opposed Enlightenment)
  • 1778Carl Borromaus Neuner: Composer
  • 1805Alexis de Tocqueville: France -- Statesman / writer (Democracy in America)
  • 1817James Blair Steedman: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
  • 1820Clement Laird Vallandigham: MC (Union), died in 1871
  • 1828Cuvier Grover: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1885
  • 1830Alvan Cullem Gillem: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1875
  • 1853Esther de Boer-van Rijk: Dutch actress (Kniertje-Hope of Blessing)
  • 1853Henry Morton Dunham: Composer
  • 1854Georg Kerschensteiner: German educator (Theory of Education)
  • 1861Alica Hathaway Lee Roosevelt: 1st Wife of Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1861Sergei D Sazonov: Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (1910-16)
  • 1865Nicola Spinelli: Composer
  • 1867Enrique Granados: Spain -- Composer
  • 1869Booth Tarkington: United States -- Novelist (17, Magnificent Ambersons)
  • 1871[Gregory Efimovich] Rasputin: Mad Russian Monk
  • 1874August Stramm: Writer
  • 1876Maria Ouspenskaya: Tula, Russia -- Actress (Waterloo Bridge)
  • 1878Don Marquis: Illinois, United States -- Journalist / poet (archy & mehitabel)
  • 1883Manuel Infante: Spanish composer / conductor
  • 1884Henri Liebrecht: Belgian playwright / journalist
  • 1887Rudi Stephan: Composer
  • 1887Sigmund Romberg: Nagykanizsa, Hungary -- Operetta composer (Blossom Time)

Died on Jul 29

  • 1030Olaf Haraldsson: King of Norway, dies in battle of Stiklestad
  • 1095Ladislaus I Arpad de Heilige: King of Hungary
  • 1099Urban II [Odo van Lagery]: French Pope (1088-99)
  • 1108Philip I: Co-king of France (1059, 1060-1108), dies at 56
  • 1164Olaf: King of Norway
  • 1573Spanish Prince of Eboli
  • 1596Jacobus Latomus: Flemish Poet (Psalms / Jeremias) dies at about 84
  • 1632Samuel Ampzing: Vicar / Poet (Biblical Treasures)
  • 1644Urban VIII [Maffeo Barberini]: Pope (1623-44)
  • 1649David Teniers I: Flemish Painter (altaar stukken)
  • 1669Christopher Simpson: Composer
  • 1786Franz Asplmayr: Composer, dies at 58
  • 1797Christoph Rheineck: Composer, dies at 48
  • 1825Micah Hawkins: Composer, dies at 48
  • 1838Jonathan Huntington: Composer, dies at 66
  • 1844Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart: Composer, dies at 53
  • 1856Robert A Schumann: German pianist / Composer (Humoresque), dies at 46
  • 1857Charles LJL Bonaparte: Corsican / French Prince of Canino, dies at 54
  • 1859Auguste Mathieu Panseron: Composer, dies at 63
  • 1863Edward Needle Kirk: US Union Brigadier General, dies in battle at about 35
  • 1886Adolf Muller: Composer, dies at 84
  • 1886Solomon Gazfried: Rabbi / Author (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch)
  • 1890Vincent Van Gogh: Painter, dies in Auvers, France
  • 1897Joost G Kist: Lawyer / President of High Council (1885-97), dies at 74
  • 1900Umberto I: Italian King (1878-1900) assassinated by Gaetano Bresci
  • 1906Alexandre Luigini: Composer, dies at 56
  • 1913Tobias MC Asser: Lawyer (Nobel 1911)
  • 1922Edward Gailliard: Flemish language / archaeologist, dies at 81
  • 1930Alexander von Fielitz: Composer, dies at 69
  • 1933Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup: Composer, dies at 73

Historical events on July 30

  • 0579Benedict I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0657St. Vitalian begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Eugene I
  • 1178Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy
  • 1419Anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed Reformer Jan Hus, stormtown hall in Prague and throw Catholic councillors out the windows
  • 1537Resistant of Bomy: French / Dutch cease fire
  • 1601Spanish garrison of Rhine birch surrenders to Earl Mauritius
  • 1619House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective US governing body
  • 1626Earthquake hits Naples; 10,000 die
  • 1646English parliament sets King Charles I Newcastle Propositions
  • 1650Prince Willem II occupies Amsterdam
  • 1653Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland
  • 1655Dutch troops occupy Fort Assahudi Seram
  • 1678English troops lands in Flanders
  • 1715Spanish gold and silver fleet disappears off St. Lucie, Florida
  • 1729City of Baltimore founded
  • 1733Society of Freemasons opens 1st American lodge in Boston
  • 1739Caspar Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, New Jersey
  • 1775Captain Cook with Resolution returns to England
  • 1809English invasion army lands in Walcheren
  • 1822James Varick becomes 1st Bishop of African Meth Episcopal Zion Church
  • 1826Java Prince Dipo Negoro surprise attacks Dutch colony, 82 killed
  • 18361st English newspaper published in Hawaii
  • 1839Slave rebels, take over slaver Amistad
  • 18441st US yacht club organized, New York Yacht Club
  • 1863President Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot
  • 1864Battle of Chambersburg, PA - burned by Union forces under McCausland
  • 1864Battle of the Crater: General Burnsides fails on attack of Petersburg
  • 1864Confederate troops attack Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in fire
  • 1865Pope Pius IX visits Suriname
  • 1866Race riot in New Orleans

Born on July 30

  • 1747Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini: Composer
  • 1763Samuel Rogers: English poet (Italy, a poem)
  • 1793Josepf Francois Snel: Composer
  • 1815Thomas Jackson Rodman: Bvt Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1817Charles Radoux-Rogier: Composer
  • 1824Eugenio Terziani: Composer
  • 1831Helene P Blavatsky: Founder (Theosophist Cooperation)
  • 1837Elon John Farnsworth: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
  • 1838Eugen Richter: German parliament member (Liberal)
  • 1855James Edward Kelly: United States -- Sculptor "Sculptor of American History"
  • 1855Wilhelm von Siemens: German industrialist
  • 1856Richard B Haldane: British viscount / lord-chancellor (Life of A Smith)
  • 1857Thorstein Veblen: United States -- Economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899)
  • 1868Alfred Weber: German economist / sociologist
  • 1872Clementine: Princess of Belgium, Wife of Prince Napoleon Bonaparte
  • 1875James William Tate: Composer
  • 1880Robert Rutherford McCormick: United States -- Editor / publisher (Chicago Tribune)
  • 1882Holmes Herbert: Mansfield, England -- Actor (The Kiss)
  • 1882Leo van Puyfielde: Flemish art historian
  • 1886Johan Algot Haquinius: Composer
  • 1887Felix A Vening Meinesz: Dutch geophysicist (gravity)
  • 1887Timothy Mara: NFL owner (New York Giants)
  • 1888Raden Sutomo: Indonesian freedom fighter
  • 1889Vladimir K Zworykin: USSR -- Electronics engineer / inventor (father of TV)
  • 1897Jacques de Kadt: Dutch politician / writer (Fascism is War!)
  • 1898Henry Moore: England, United Kingdom -- Sculptor (Vertebrae)
  • 1899Gerald Moore: England, United Kingdom -- Pianist (Am I Too Loud)
  • 1899Henricus Moorman: Dutch Vice-Admiral (KVP)
  • 1899John Woods Duke: Composer
  • 1906Serafin Pro: Composer

Died on July 30

  • 0579Benedict I: Italian Pope (575-79)
  • 1516Johan V Nassau: Earl of Nassau-Vianden / Dietz
  • 1652John Cloppenburg: Vicar / theologist, dies at 68
  • 1655Sigmund Theophil Staden: Composer, dies at 47
  • 1718William Penn: English Quaker / colonizer (No cross, no crown)
  • 1727Franz Weichlein: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1741Wierich PL count von Daun: Governor-General of Austria and Netherlands
  • 1781Augustin Ullinger: Composer, dies at 35
  • 1796Nicolas the Pigage: French classical architect
  • 1832Jean-A-C Chaptal: French chemist / Internal minister
  • 1863George Crockett Strong: US Union General Major, dies of injuries at 29
  • 1865George Wright: US Union Brigadier General, dies at 61
  • 1898Otto von Bismarck: German "Iron" chancellor, dies at 83
  • 1903Servas Daems [Peeter Klein]: Flem writer (Wheelbarrows), dies at 65
  • 1912Mutsuhito: 122nd Emperor of Japan (1867-1912), dies at 60
  • 1918Chaim Soloveitchik: Rabbi of Brisk, talmudic scholar
  • 1927Robert Marquies de Flers: French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau)
  • 1936Adolf Philipp: Composer, dies at 72
  • 1943Benjamin James Dale: Composer, dies at 58
  • 1957Sem Dresden: Dutch Composer / conductor, dies at 76
  • 1958Alexander Albrecht: Composer, dies at 72
  • 1962Myron McCormick: Actor (China Girl, Jigsaw), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1965Junichiro Tanizaki: Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79
  • 1966Edward G Craig: English actor / director (On Art of Theatre), dies at 94
  • 1967Alfried Krupp: German industrialist, dies at 59
  • 1967John Macchia: Actor (Beach Blanket Bingo), dies of a stroke at 35
  • 1968Jon Leifs: Composer, dies at 69
  • 1970George Szell: Hungarian / US conductor (Cleveland Orch), dies at 73
  • 1973Erich Katz: Composer, dies at 72
  • 1973Guy Middleton: Actor (Fur Collar, Now & Forever), dies at 65