What Happened on August 29, 2018

Historical Events

  • Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond resigns from the Scottish National Party amid sexual abuse allegations
  • Germany hands back human remains of Namibian Herero and Nama people murdered during 1904-08 genocide at church service in Berlin

Event of Interest

John McCain is only the third person to lie in state at the Arizona state capital rotunda in Phoenix

Event of Interest

Russian President Vladimir Putin announces new retirement ages, 60 for women, 65 for men in TV address, amid protests

Contract of Interest

Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers signs NFL record contract extension with the Green Bay Packers; 4 years worth $134m rising to a possible $180m with a record $103m in guarantees

2018 History

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Taylor, American dancer and choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company), dies at 88 [1]
  • Peter Mond, 4th Baron Melchett, English jurist and Labour politician who was Minister of State for Northern Ireland (1976-79), dies at 70 [1]

About August 29, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: In My Feelings - Drake
  • UK #1 Song: Shotgun - George Ezra