On This Day in History

for Saturday 29th August, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 170

1526 - Battle of Mohács: decisive battle - Hungarian empire conquered by Ottomans led by Suleiman the Magnificent.
1533 - Francisco Pizarro orders death of last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa
1825 - Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
1842 - Great Britain & China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war
2005 - Hurricane Katrina makes its 2nd landfall as a category 3 hurricane devastating much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle. Kills more than 1,836, causes over $115 billion in damage.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 216

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 8

1885 - Pulitzer Prize-winning American author (Age of Innocence) Edith Jones (23), marries Edward "Teddy" Wharton (36)
1955 - "Untamed Youth" actress Mamie Van Doren (24) weds trumpeter and actor Ray Anthony (33)
1964 - 46th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming
1968 - Norwegian Crown Prince Harald (later Harald V) marries Sonja Haraldsen at Oslo Cathedral
1993 - Actress Elke Sommer (52) weds Wolf Walther (46)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 116

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 206

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