A look back at this date in history
by Bill Edwards
Staff Writer
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July 29, 1984, in The Star: Funeral services were held yesterday for Horace C. Holland, regarded as a founder of the modern real estate business in Anniston through his ownership of Holland Realty Co. Holland, who was 75 when he died three days ago, was also known for his work with Alcoholics Anonymous. Also this date: In recent business promotions, Thomas C. Weymouth was named senior investment broker in the Anniston office of A.G. Edwards, while T. Anthony Humphries of Oxford was named vice president in commercial lending at AmSouth Bank's main local office.

July 29, 1934, in The Star: In two days work will begin on a municipal golf course for Anniston, providing work for an average of 100 men per day and 300 to 500 during any given week. The 9-hole course is to be built on 60 acres deeded to the city from Anniston Land Co. and which will be available to the city for purchase at the end of 10 years. The project will include construction of a road from East Tenth Street to Marguerite Avenue near Eighteenth Street. Also this date: Gov. B. M. Miller has appointed Anniston pharmacist John A. Edwards to the State Board of Pharmacy, the panel that examines and licenses pharmacists in the state. Gov. Miller made the appointment to fill a vacancy caused by the death of a board member. Additionally: From Pelahatchie, Miss., comes this wire story: "Four white men who beat an aged and infirm negro to death because he 'talked back' to one of them, were under heavy guard in the Rankin County jail tonight while enraged citizens threatened to 'give them the same treatment.'"

On July 29 in
1588 —
The English attacked and defeated the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines.
1914 — Transcontinental telephone service began with the first test phone conversation between New York and San Francisco.

Wednesday's Birthdays: Comedian "Professor" Irwin Corey is 95. Rock musician Neal Doughty (REO Speedwagon) is 63. Documentary maker Ken Burns is 56. Rock singer-musician Geddy Lee (Rush) is 56. Rock singer Patti Scialfa (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) is 56. Actress Alexandra Paul is 46. Country singer Martina McBride is 43. Rock musician Chris Gorman is 42. Former child actor Rodney Allen Rippy is 41. R&B singer Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men) is 36. Actor Josh Radnor is 35. Actress Rachel Miner is 29. Actress Allison Mack is 27. Actor Matt Prokop is 19
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