What happened on July 29 down the years?
On this day
1565 – Mary, Queen of Scots, marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany, at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh;
1567 – James VI is crowned King of Scotland;
1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris;
1890 – Artist Vincent Van Gogh dies, aged 37;
1907 – Sir Robert Baden-Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. The camp runs from August 1 to August 9, 1907, and is regarded as the foundation of the Scouting movement;
1921 – Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party;
1948 – The Olympics open in London, the first summer games for 12 years due to World War Two;
1965 – The Beatles’ second film, Help!, has its UK premiere;
1974 – Mamas and the Papas singer Cass Elliot died, aged 32;
1981 – Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer marry at St Paul’s Cathedral, in front of a TV audience of more than 700 million;
1987 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and French President François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build the Channel Tunnel linking their two countries.
1992 – Actor Jimmy Nail was at number one in the UK chart with Ain’t No Doubt.
1993 – Charges are dropped against two youths accused of murdering black teenager Stephen Lawrence;
Mansfield Town defender George Taft, 23 today;
Nottingham Forest and Ireland star Andy Reid, 34 today;
Snooker player Joe Johnson, the 1986 world champion, 64 today;
Former athlete Sally Gunnell, 1992 Olympic 400m hurdles champion, 50 today;
The Wonderstuff singer Miles Hunt, 50 today;
TV presenter Andi Peters, 46 today;
Actor Wil Wheaton, star of Stand by Me, Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory, 44 today;
Actor Stephen Dorff, star ofBackbeat and Blade, 43 today.