Historical Events on August 29

  • 708 Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
  • 1178 Anti-Pope Callistus III gives pope title to Alexander III
  • 1261 Jacques Pantaleon elected as Pope Urban IV

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1350 Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III
  • 1475 Treaty of Picquigny] king Louis XI buys English contacts
  • 1484 Giovanni Battista Cibo elected as Pope Innocent VIII

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1526 Battle of Mohács: In a decisive battle the Hungarian Empire is conquered by the Ottoman Empire led by Suleiman the Magnificent

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent

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1533 Francisco Pizarro orders death of last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa

Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Spanish Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro
  • 1540 Emperor Karel deprives city Gent of its definitive rights and privileges
  • 1612 Battle of Surat, India: English fleet beats Portuguese

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1640 English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • 1655 Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.
  • 1664 Adriaen Pieck/Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam
  • 1708 British troops occupy Menorca & Sardinia
  • 1708 Haverhill, Mass, destroyed by French & Indians
  • 1742 Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist
  • 1756 England & France meet in war
  • 1756 Prussian Libya occupies Saxson: beginning 7 years War
  • 1758 New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation
  • 1776 Americans withdraw from Manhattan to Westchester
  • 1786 Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass
  • 1792 British man o'war HMS Royal George capsizes at Spithead; more than 800 killed
  • 1793 Slaves in French colony of St Domingue (Haiti) freed
  • 1825 Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil
  • 1831 Michael Faraday demonstrates 1st electric transformer
  • 1833 Britain's Slavery Abolition Act becomes law
  • 1842 Great Britain & China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war
  • 1844 1st white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win
  • 1854 Self-governing windmill patented (Daniel Halladay)
  • 1861 American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
  • 1862 2nd Battle of Bull Run Va (Manassas) during US Civil War
  • 1862 Battle of Aspromonte; Italian royal forces defeat rebels
  • 1862 US Bureau of Engraving & Printing begins operation
  • 1864 William Huggins discovers chemical composition of nebulae
  • 1871 Emperor Meiji orders the Abolition of the han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration. (Traditional Japanese date: July 14, 1871).
  • 1882 Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"

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1882 Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match v England (7-46 & 7-44)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1883 Seismic sea waves created by Krakatoa eruption create a rise in English Channel 32 hrs after explosion
  • 1885 Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle
  • 1885 Phillies Charlie Ferguson no-hits Providence 1-0
  • 1885 Boxing's 1st heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves & 3-minute rounds fought between John L Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey
  • 1889 1st American International professional lawn tennis contest (Newport RI)
  • 1895 The formation of the Northern Rugby Union at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England.
  • 1896 Chop suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador
  • 1898 The Goodyear tire company is founded.
  • 1900 Gaetano Bresci, the assassin of King Umberto I of Italy, is tried and sentenced to life imprisonment; he will commit suicide in jail on 22 May 1901
  • 1903 The Finance Minister, Count Witte, is dismissed in what is seen as a victory for those in Russia who want their country to expand into Manchuria and Korea in defiance of the Japanese
  • 1904 3rd modern Olympic Games opens in St Louis, the 1st held in the U.S.
  • 1905 Pierre de Brazza leaves Brazzaville
  • 1906 26th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Clothier beats Beals Wright (6-3, 6-0, 6-4)
  • 1907 The Quebec Bridge in St Lawrence, Canada collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
  • 1908 NY gives a ticker tape parade to returning US Olympians from London
  • 1908 28th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Beals Wright (6-1, 6-2, 8-6)
  • 1909 AH Latham of France sets world airplane altitude record of 155 m
  • 1909 World's 1st air race held in Rheims France. Glenn Curtiss (USA) wins
  • 1910 Japan changes Korea's name to Chōsen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.
  • 1911 Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
  • 1913 Pieter Cort Van de Linden forms Dutch government
  • 1914 4th day of Battle of Tannenberg (WWI): Russian Narev-army panics, Gen Martos caught
  • 1914 Arizonian is 1st vessel to arrive in SF via Panama Canal
  • 1914 Battle of St Quentin: French counter attack under General Lanrezac
  • 1914 New Zealand forces capture German Samoa
  • 1916 Congress creates US Naval Reserve
  • 1916 Transport ship Hsin-Yu & cruiser Hai-Yung collide; 1,000 die
  • 1916 US Congress accepts Jones Act: Philippines independence

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1916 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
  • 1918 Bapaume taken by Australian Corps and Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days Offensive
  • 1924 German parliament accepts Dawes plan

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1925 After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

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1929 German airship Graf Zeppelin ends a round-the-world flight

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener

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1929 Aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh makes her first solo flight

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • 1930 The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
  • 1932 International Anti-War Committee forms in Amsterdam
  • 1932 United Cigar Stores shuts 800 shops
  • 1935 2nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 5, All-Stars 0 (77,450)
  • 1937 Philadelphia A's Bob Johnson is 2nd to get 6 RBIs in an inning (1st)
  • 1939 Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II
  • 1940 7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567)
  • 1941 German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children
  • 1943 Danish Navy scuttles its warships so as not to be taken by Germany
  • 1944 15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees
  • 1944 Anti-German rebellion in Slovakia
  • 1945 British liberate Hong Kong from Japan

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1945 Gen MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1947 Constantine Tsaldaris succeeds Maximos as Greek premier
  • 1949 USSR performs its first nuclear test at Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR
  • 1950 International Olympic Committee votes to admit West Germany & Japan in 1952
  • 1952 New York premiere of history-based film "The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima"
  • 1953 KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 USSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb
  • 1954 San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opens
  • 1956 French government routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis
  • 1957 Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957
  • 1957 Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights
  • 1958 US Air Force Academy's permanent site opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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1958 George Harrison joins The Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1960 Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack
  • 1962 Some provisions of Kuwaiti constitution are suspended
  • 1962 US U-2 flight sees SAM launch pads in Cuba
  • 1963 Harmon Killebrew (Twins) HRs off Pete Burnside (Senators) in DH
  • 1964 "Funny Thing Happened" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 965 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

1964 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke is released

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1964 On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1965 Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1965 Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1966 The Beatles' last public concert (Candlestick Park, SF)
  • 1966 Dutch Internal minister Smallenbroek resigns after driving drunk
  • 1967 Final TV episode of "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen watched by 78 million people
  • 1967 Yanks longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yanks win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours & 19 minutes

Sport awardTennis Open

1968 1st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1968 Democrats nominate Hubert H Humphrey for US president (Chicago)

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1969 Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • 1969 KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 Black Panthers confront cops in Philadelphia (1 cop killed)
  • 1972 SF Giant Jim Barr retires 1st 20 batters he faces added to last 21 he retired 6 days earlier for record 41 in a row
  • 1974 USSR performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1975 Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming 4th brightest in sky
  • 1976 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1977 St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1978 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1978 USTA National Tennis Center opens in Flushing NY
  • 1979 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1979 Sheridan Broadcasting Corp purchases Mutual Black Network
  • 1981 28th Walker Cup: US wins 15-9
  • 1981 Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))
  • 1982 38°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1982 George Brett gets his 1,500th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1982 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • 1982 Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" hits #1
  • 1982 The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
  • 1985 Atlantis moves to launch pad for 51-J mission
  • 1985 NY Yank Don Baylor is hit by a pitch for a record 190th time
  • 1986 Heike Drechsler of East Germany ties world women's 200 m mark (21.71s)
  • 1986 Moroccan King Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1987 Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1987 Portuguese athlete Rosa Mota wins Women's Marathon at World Chapionships in Rome in 2hr 25:17mins
  • 1987 44th Venice Film Festival: "Au revoir les enfants" directed by Louis Malle wins Golden Lion
  • 1988 Macy's Tap-o-Mania sets a Guinness record for tap dancing
  • 1988 USSR launches 3 cosmonauts (Valery Polyakav, 1 Afghan) to station Mir
  • 1988 45th Venice Film Festival: "The Legend of the Holy Drinker" directed by Ermanno Olmi wins Golden Lion
  • 1990 C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, killing 13

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1990 Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1991 JFK Jr wins his 1st battle as an attorney
  • 1991 USSR suspends Communist Party activities
  • 1992 Largest wrestling crowd outside US (75,000) at Wembley Stadium, London
  • 1992 Randy Myers blows his 6th save of the season & it marks the 5th time he's blown a potential win for Greg Harris
  • 1992 Brave's Charlie Leibrandt 1,000th strikeout. He decides to keep the ball by rolling it to the dugout, allowing Ricky Jordan to take second base on error.
  • 1993 21st du Maurier Golf Classic: Brandie Burton
  • 1993 93rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by John Harris
  • 1995 NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
  • 1996 Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Vnukovo Airlines Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.
  • 1997 At least 98 villagers are killed by the GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
  • 1999 7th World Championships in Athletics close at Seville, Spain
  • 2001 58th Venice Film Festival: "Monsoon Wedding" directed by Mira Nair wins Golden Lion

Music awardsMusic Awards

2002 19th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Pink win

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem
Singer Pink
Singer
Pink
  • 2003 Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2004 21st MTV Video Music Awards: OutKast, Beyoncé & Usher f/ Lil Jon & Ludacris win

Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Singer
Beyoncé Knowles
Singer Usher
Singer
Usher
  • 2004 28th Olympic Games closes at Athens, Greece
  • 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.
  • 2007 A United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base.
  • 2007 64th Venice Film Festival: "Lust, Caution" directed by Ang Lee wins Golden Lion

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

2010 62nd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Bryan Cranston & Kyra Sedgwick win

  • 2012 Georgian hostage crisis results in 3 police officers and 10 militants being killed
  • 2012 Operation Eagle, undertaken by the Egyptian Army, results in the deaths of 11 suspected terrorists and the arrest of another 23
  • 2012 Banana Spider venom is found to be effective in relieving erectile dysfunction

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2012 The USADA claims to have stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • 2012 69th Venice Film Festival: "Pieta" directed by Kim Ki-duk wins Golden Lion
  • 2013 41 people are killed and 33 are injured in a bus accident in Kenya
  • 2014 Senegal is 5th country hit by Ebola
  • 2014 Riots break out in Guinea following rumours that health workers are deliberately transmitting the Ebola virus to locals
  • 2016 Italian coastguard says 6,500 migrants rescued at sea in 40 separate incidents in 1 day off coast of Sabratha, Libya