30 July 2012

Timeline July 29 to 30

July 29
1588  The English defeated the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines.
1793  John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.
1948  The Games of the XIV Olympiad – after a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, open in London, England.
1981  Britain's Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

July 30
1792  The French national anthem, "La Marseillaise" by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, was first sung in Paris.
1818  Emily Bronte, English novelist and poet, was born.
1863  Henry Ford, American automaker, was born in Dearborn Township, Mich.
1941  Paul Anka, Canadian singer and composer, was born.

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