29 July It Happened Today

1833  Death of William Wilberforce, English politician who was a lead figure in the anti-slavery campaign.

1856  Death of German composer Robert Schumann.

1883  Birth of Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini.

1890  Death of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh.

1948  The Olympic Games open in London.

1974  Death of Cass Elliott, former singer with the Mamas and Papas.

1983  Death of English actor David Niven.

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