1872 First claimed assent of the Grand Teton. Nathaniel P. Langford and James Stevenson made the claim, but it is disputed with some feeling that they reached a side peak.
1878 Thomas Edison and Henry Draper view a total eclipse of the sun from Rawlins.
1916 The Cheyenne Daily Leader for July 29, 1916. Hope on the border?
The Cheyenne Leader was reporting today that there appeared to be some hope that border difficulties might be mediated through a commission. Of course, it can't help but be noted that Carranza, who appeared to be willing to do this, had not caused the original border difficulty in the first place and Villa wouldn't be participating.
Otherwise, Frontier Days was making the news, as was the Russian offensive on the Eastern Front.
1946 USS Natrona decommissioned.
1977 Cantonment Reno added to the National Register of Historic Places.
1907 Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms the Boy Scout movement.
1932 The Bonus Army disperses and heads home.
1950 Lieutenant General Walton Walker, regarding the Pusan Perimeter, issued his "stand or die" order to Eighth Army, declaring, "there will be no Dunkirk, there will be no Bataan."