What Happened on August 29, 1916

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Congress creates US Naval Reserve

Event of interestEvent of Interest

General Paul von Hindenburg replaces Von Falkenhayn as German chief of staff

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Transport ship Hsin-Yu & cruiser Hai-Yung collide; 1,000 die
  • US Congress accepts Jones Act: Philippines independence

Famous Birthdays

  • George Montgomery, Brady Mont, actor (Battle of Bulge, Hallucination)
  • Leo Horn, Dutch soccer referee/columnist/businessman