July 29 – On This Day In History

29 July

What happened today in history?

  • 1567– James VI is crowned King of Scotland in Stirling.
  • 1588 – The English fleet, under the command of Francis Drake and Charles Howard, defeat the Spanish Armada.
  • 1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France.
  • 1981 – Marriage of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral.

 

Who was born today?

  • 1972- Wil Wheaton – American actor (Star Trek: The Next GenerationStand By Me).
  • 1973 – Stephen Dorff – American actor (Backbeat, Blade).

 

Who died today?

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