Today in history – July 29

1588 – Spain’s “Invincible Armada” was defeated by an English naval force under the command of Charles Howard and Francis Drake.

1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

1914 – The first transcontinental telephone linkup was completed between San Francisco and New York City.

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

1958 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the act which creates NASA.

1981 – British Prince Charles married Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.