On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1910

Historical Events

  • Japan changes Korea's name to Chōsen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony

Famous Birthdays

  • Georges Loinger, French resistance fighter (WWII), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2018)
  • Robert Pineda-Duque, Colombian composer, born in El Santuario, Colombia (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • Allen Hill, cricket bowler (England, 2 Tests), dies
  • Johan Eilerts de Haan, Dutch naval officer and explorer (Lucie River, Suriname), dies, likely due to malaria, at 44
1910 Highlights

About August 29, 1910

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo