HISTORY
29 July 2021: This day in history

1588: The Battle of Gravelines – Spanish Armada damaged and scattered by the English fleet

1609: Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years

1848: Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt – an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule put down by police

1905: US Secretary of War William Howard Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to Japanese free rein in Korea in return for non-interference with the US in the Philippines

1921: Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party

1949: Moscow ends the blockade of West Berlin

 

Source: Onthisday.com

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