On This Day In History, 29 July

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World Events Today

  • Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer got married at St Paul’s Cathedral in London today in 1981, an estimated 750 million people watched the “fairytale wedding” on television
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency, the IAEA, an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and, to inhibit its use for any military purpose, was formed today in 1957
  • The first shooting attributed to David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam”, occurred in the Pelham Bay area of the Bronx in New York, today in 1976

Entertainment Events Today

  • After a 12-year break due to World War II, the 16th Summer Olympic Games opened in London today in 1948
  • The Fellowship of the Ring, part 1 of the novel The Lord of the Rings, by the English author J R R Tolkien, was published today in 1954 in the United Kingdom
  • Geraint Thomas won the 105th Tour de France bicycle race today in 2018, he was the first Welshman to win the race

Family Events Today

  • Two days after shooting himself in the chest, the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh died from his injuries today in 1890
  • James David Graham Niven, better known as the English actor David Niven, who starred in many movies, including Separate Tables and The Moon Is Blue, died today in 1983 aged 73
  • The American actor Brad Pitt married the Friends actress Jennifer Aniston, today in 2000, they divorced 5 years later

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Lipstick Day

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