On This Day in History for August 29

Events in History

  • 708 Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
  • 1178 Anti-Pope Callistus III gives pope title to Alexander III

Weddings in History

  • 1885 Pulitzer Prize-winning American author (Age of Innocence) Edith Jones (23), marries Edward "Teddy" Wharton (36)
  • 1964 46th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming
  • 1968 Norwegian Crown Prince Harald (later Harald V) marries Sonja Haraldsen at Oslo Cathedral

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