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On This Day :: July 29

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1900 – Italy’s King Umberto I was assassinated at Monza by anarchist Gaetano Bresci.

1937 – Coronation of King Farouk in Cairo, Egypt.

1948 – The first Olympic Games after World War Two opened at London’s Wembley Stadium.

1981 – Former Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr granted political asylum in France.

1981 – Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, married Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

2001 – U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong won the 2001 Tour de France to join an elite band of hat-trick winners and confirm his place as one of cycling’s modern greats.

2003 – Belgium’s lower house passed a bill to scrap a controversial war crimes law which gave Belgian courts the power to try war crimes cases no matter where they were committed.

2006 – Last contingent of Japanese ground troops based in Iraq comes home and returns flags, completing the military’s riskiest overseas mission since World War Two.

2007 – Cheese makers in Italy attempt to break their own world record for longest interlaced mozzarella.

2013 – Head-on collision between two passenger trains in Switzerland, near Payerne.

2015 – Microsoft launches Windows 10 operating system.

“Windows 10 Mobile” by maheshone is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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