On This Day

What Happened on August 29

Important Events

  • 1526 Battle of Mohács: In a decisive battle the Hungarian Empire is conquered by the Ottoman Empire led by Suleiman the Magnificent
  • 1825 Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil
  • 1842 Great Britain and China sign Treaty of Nanking, ending the Opium war
  • 1862 Second Battle of Bull Run, fought in Manassas, Virginia begins, Confederate victory (US Civil War)
  • 1949 USSR performs its first nuclear test at Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR
  • 2005 Hurricane Katrina makes 2nd and 3rd 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.
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August 29 in Film & TV

  • 1967 Final TV episode of "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen watched by 78 million people

August 29 in Music

  • 1958 Cliff Richard and the Drifters release single "Move It", Richards debut single. Credited as 1st British Rock n Roll song.

August 29 in Sport

  • 1882 Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"

Did You Know?

Seismic sea waves created by Krakatoa eruption create a rise in English Channel 32 hrs after explosion

On August 29, 1883


Would You Believe?

Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.

On August 29, 1911

Famous Weddings

  • 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
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