What’s Happening Today?
International Tiger Day. This is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues.
National Chicken Wing Day (USA). National Chicken Wing Day was proclaimed by Buffalo (in New York) Mayor Stan Makowski in 1977. Americans eat about 30 billion chicken wings per year. Wings come in numerous flavours, such as lemon pepper, pepper parmesan, barbecue, honey mustard, sweet and sour, and garlic. They are often dipped in blue cheese, ranch dressing, or plum sauce, and are served with celery sticks and carrot sticks.
What Happened Today?
1. In 1957, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was established. The independent agency aims to ban the use of nuclear energy for military purposes. American W. Sterling Cole served as the agency's first Director-General. Rafael Mariano Grossi is the current Director-General.
2. In 1981, Charles, the Prince of Wales wed Lady Diana Spencer. It was the most talked-about wedding of the year and was watched on television by millions of people worldwide. The couple were married in St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom, and divorced 15 years later in 1996.
3. In 2008, the United States Congress apologized for slavery. The U.S. House of Representatives publicly apologized for the institution of slavery and Jim Crow laws that discriminated against African Americans.
1. 1883 – Benito Mussolini, former Italian dictator and ally on Nazi Germany and its leader Adolf Hitler in World War II
2. 1947 – Stan Kroenke, American billionaire and owner of Arsenal Football Club in England.
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