Once Upon A Time – July 29 – 2015 – Zion Harvey Became First Paediatric Patient To Receive Double Hand Transplant

1588 The Battle of Gravelines – Spanish Armada damaged and scattered by the English fleet

1609 Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years

1848 Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt – an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule put down by police

1905 US Secretary of War 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

1921 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party

1949 Moscow ends the blockade of West Berlin

Historical Events Today

Today In Film & TV

1928 Test footage first created for Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” with Mickey Mouse

Today In Music

1973 Led Zeppelin has more than $200,000 in cash stolen from a safety-deposit box at the New York Hilton hotel

Today In Sport

1751 1st international world title prize fight: Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M. Petit of France in 29 mins in England

More Facts…

1715 10 Spanish treasure galleons sunk off Florida coast by a hurricane

2015 Zion Harvey became the first paediatric patient to receive a double hand transplant at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Famous Weddings

1565 Mary, Queen of Scots (22) marries for the second time her cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (19)

1914 Mountain climber George Mallory (28) weds Ruth Dixon Turner

1934 “Titanic” actress Gloria Stuart (24) weds screenwriter Arthur Sheekman (33)

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