- 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.
Seismic sea waves created by Krakatoa eruption create a rise in English Channel 32 hrs after explosion
On August 29, 1883
Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
On August 29, 1911