11 things that happened on this day in history - 29th July

Princess Diana

Here's a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1883 - Benito Mussolini is born

2. 1890 - Artist Vincent van Gogh dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France

3. 1950 - Disney's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island is released

4. 1953 - Thieves have steal the Hohenzollern Jewels valued at over $7.5m by climbing the walls of ancient Hohenzollern castle, better known as the Prussian Crown Jewels

5. 1958 - President Eisenhower signs the congressional act that creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is authorized by Congress

6. 1968 - Pope Paul VI bans the contraceptive pill, as well as all other artificial means of birth control.

7. 1976 - A fire destroys the famous pierhead at the end of the world's longest pier, in Southend on the UK's south-east coast

8. 1981 - Thousands line the streets of London to glimpse Prince Charles and Lady Diana on their wedding day

9. 2003 - Red sox switch hitter Bill Mueller becomes the first baseball player to hit grand slam home runs from both sides of the plate in the same game.

10. 2008 - Former United States President and Commander in Chief, George W. Bush approves the first execution of an American soldier in over fifty years - Ronald Gray, a serial killer who was found guilty of the rape and murder of 4 victims

11. 2012 - US Rapper Snoop Dogg is banned from Norway for two years after he was caught trying to bring a small amount of marijuana into the country

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