1836 – The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France was inaugurated on the 29th day of July in 1836.
1948 – The Games of the XIV Olympiad aka 1948 London Olympics began on the 29th day of July in 1948, after a 12 year hiatus caused by World War II. The previous Summer Olympics were held in Berlin, Germany, 12 years earlier in 1936.
1981 – The wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales & Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London was televised to a worldwide television audience of over 700 million people on the 29th day of July in 1981.
2012 ~ Australia‘s 4x100m relay swimming team broke a new Olympic record and won the first gold medal at the London Olympics on the 29th day of July 2012 (Day 1). The winning swim team members were Alicia Coutts, Cate Campbell, Brittany Elmslie and Melanie Schlanger, who swam the new Olympic record of 3:33.15 to beat the Netherlands in 2nd place, and the United States 3rd.
Read the Herald Sun story: Women’s 4x100m freestyle relay claim Australia’s first gold medal and stamp
The stamp featured above is available from Australia Post
Visit the official London 2012 Olympics website: www.London2012.com/country/australia/ for up to date information about Australia at the Olympics in the United Kingdom.
Today in History for July 29th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…