Historical Events for July 29th

1565 – Mary Queen of Scots, widowed, marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1655 – Biggest townhall in the world opens in Amsterdam
1773 – 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, OH
1835 – 1st sugar plantation in Hawaii begins
1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
1899 – 1st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY
1914 – 1st transcontinental phone link made between NYC & SF
1920 – 1st transcontinental airmail flight from NY to SF
1923 – Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin
1927 – Bellevue Hospital in NY installs 1st iron lung
1928 – Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” is released
1938 – Comic strip “Dennis the Menace,” 1st appears
1949 – BBC radio begins broadcasting
1952 – 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet
1956 – Jacques Cousteau’s Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)
1965 – Beatles movie “Help” premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends

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