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This Day in History: July 29


July 29: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1715, 10 Spanish treasure galleons sink off of the Florida coast due to a hurricane.
  2. In 1914, transcontinental telephone service began with the first phone conversation between New York and San Francisco.
  3. In 1920, the first transcontinental airmail flight took place between New York and San Francisco.
  4. In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill creating NASA, a civilian organization responsible for coordinating the U.S. activities in space.
  5. In 1974, the Episcopal Church began ordaining female priests.

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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