On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1910

Day of the Week: Monday

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 sea officer (Lucie R, Suriname), dies at 44
  • Johann Oskar Backlund, Swedish-Russian astronomer (planets/asteroids), dies at 64
  • John YWJ Eilerts de Cock, sea officer (Suriname), dies at 44