29th July

The events happened on 29th July are :

1958 : National Aeronautics and Space Administration established : Criticized for allowing the Soviet Union to launch the first man-made satellite to orbit Earth (Sputnik I, on October 4, 1957), U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation this day creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NASA was well under way by the early years of President John F. Kennedy's administration, when Kennedy proposed that the United States put a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s, leading to the establishment of the Apollo program. Later unmanned programs—such as Viking, Mariner, Voyager, and Galileo—explored other bodies of the solar system.

1981 : Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married in St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

1957 : The International Atomic Energy Agency was created.

1913 : Albania was formally recognized by the major European powers as an independent principality following the issuance of the Vlorë proclamation.

1890 : Vincent van Gogh died in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, two days after shooting himself.

1872 : Nathaniel P. Langford and James Stevenson made the first ascent of Grand Teton, the highest peak of the Teton Range in Wyoming.

1858 : Townsend Harris persuaded the Japanese to sign the Harris treaty, an agreement securing commercial and diplomatic privileges for the United States in Japan.

1588 : The Spanish Armada, the great fleet sent by King Philip II of Spain to invade England, was first sighted by the English off Lizard Point, in Cornwall.

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