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
- 1885 Pulitzer Prize-winning American author (Age of Innocence) Edith Jones (23), marries Edward "Teddy" Wharton (36)
- 1955 "Untamed Youth" actress Mamie Van Doren (24) weds trumpeter and actor Ray Anthony (33)
- 1964 46th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming