July 29, 1900 – Italian American assassinates Italian king

July 29, 1900 – Italian American assassinates Italian king

In Monza, Italy, King Umberto I is shot to death by Gaetano Bresci, an Italian-born anarchist who resided in America before returning to his homeland to murder the king.

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July 2, 1900 – Zeppelin demonstrates airship

July 2, 1900 – Zeppelin demonstrates airship

In the sky over Germany’s Lake Constance, Count Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, a retired Prussian army officer, successfully demonstrates the world’s first rigid airship.

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