What Happened on August 29

Significant Events

  • 1526 Battle of Mohács: In a decisive battle the Hungarian Empire is conquered by the Ottoman Empire led by Suleiman the Magnificent
  • 1533 Francisco Pizarro orders the death of the 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.
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

Seismic sea waves created by Krakatoa eruption create a rise in English Channel 32 hrs after explosion

On August 29, 1883

Famous Weddings

  • 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)
More Weddings & Divorces

Would You Believe?

Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.

On August 29, 1911