Thursday, July 29, 2010

On this Day in History -- July 29

Famous people born on this day:

1869, Booth Tarkington, novelist. The Magnificent Ambersons

1871, Rasputin, the mad Russian monk. Biography - Rasputin: The Mad Monk

1905, Clara Bow Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild

1905, Thelma Todd White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd
1907, Melvin Belli, San Francisco's "King of Torts." Melvin Belli: King of the Courtroom

Events on this day in history:

1835, First sugar plantation in Hawaii begun.Agriculture in Hawaii: Sugar Plantations in Hawaii, Mckinley Tariff, Kekaha, Hawaii, Pahala, Hawaii, Waipahu, Hawaii, Aiea, Hawaii, Ladd

1858, First commercial treaty between US and Japan is signed. The Rough Guide to Japan Fourth Edition (Rough Guide Travel Guides)

1914, First transcontinental phone link made. It's between NYC and
San Francisco.Long Distance Calling: Speeding Speech (1950's) [DVD]

1921, First transcontinental airmail flight from New York to San
Francisco (taking 33 hours and 21 minutes to complete).Aviation Pioneers: A Collection of Stories From the First Airmail Pilots, Flight Attendants, and Passengers

1926, Don Juan opens with the most kisses, 127 in a single movie.Don Juan

1958, Southern Pacific Bay Ferries stop running.Southern Pacific Water Lines: Marine, Bay and River Operations of the Southern Pacific System

1981, The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.Diana - Her True Story - In Her Own Words - Completely Revised Edition

1996, Carl Lewis wins his 9th Gold Medal in the 1996 Olympics.One More Victory Lap

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