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This Day in History – July 29

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This Day In History1715 – 10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane.

1773 – 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny mountains completed, Schoenbrunn, Ohio.

1847 – Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States.

1899 – 1st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY.

1905 – US Secretary of State William Howard Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to Japanese free rein in Korea in return for non-interference with the US in the Philippines.

1914 – 1st transcontinental phone link made between NYC & San Francisco.

1927 – 1st iron lung installed (Bellevue hospital, NY).

1932 – Great Depression: In Washington, D.C., U.S. troops disperse the last of the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans.

1938 – Comic strip “Dennis the Menace,” 1st appears.

1949 – BBC radio begins broadcasting.

1957 – Jack Paar’s Tonight show premieres.

1969 – Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars.

1978 – 600,000 attend “Summer Jam” rock festival, Watkins Glen, NY.

1987 – Ben & Jerry’s & Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia.

1989 – Phillies retire Steve Carlton’s #32.

1990 – 36th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel.

1995 – Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14.

1995 – Monica Seles beats Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis.

2015 – Microsoft launches Windows 10.

2016 – Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for US President at Democratic convention in Philadelphia-first woman by a major US party.