On This Day

On This Day in History for August 29 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1988 USSR launches 3 cosmonauts (Valery Polyakav, 1 Afghan) to station Mir
  • 1990 C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, killing 13

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1990 Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
  • 1991 JFK Jr wins his 1st battle as an attorney
  • 1991 USSR suspends Communist Party activities
  • 1992 Randy Myers blows his 6th save of the season & it marks the 5th time he's blown a potential win for Greg Harris
  • 1992 Brave's Charlie Leibrandt 1,000th strikeout. He decides to keep the ball by rolling it to the dugout, allowing Ricky Jordan to take second base on error.
  • 1995 NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
  • 1996 Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Vnukovo Airlines Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.
  • 1997 At least 98 villagers are killed by the GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
  • 2003 Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf.

Historic DiscoveryHurricane Katrina

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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A section of New Orleans, Louisiana is flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005
A section of New Orleans, Louisiana is flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005
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  • 2007 A United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base.
  • 2011 "Tha Carter IV" 9th studio album by Lil Wayne is released
  • 2012 Georgian hostage crisis results in 3 police officers and 10 militants being killed
  • 2012 Operation Eagle, undertaken by the Egyptian Army, results in the deaths of 11 suspected terrorists and the arrest of another 23

  • 2012 Banana Spider venom is found to be effective in relieving erectile dysfunction
  • 2013 41 people are killed and 33 are injured in a bus accident in Kenya
  • 2014 Senegal is 5th country hit by Ebola
  • 2014 Riots break out in Guinea following rumours that health workers are deliberately transmitting the Ebola virus to locals
  • 2016 Italian coastguard says 6,500 migrants rescued at sea in 40 separate incidents in 1 day off coast of Sabratha, Libya
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey sets rainfall record (51.88 inches in Cedar Bayou) from a tropical cyclone in continental US, according to US National Weather Service

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2017 US President Donald Trump visits flood affected Texas

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017 Monsoon rains in Mumbai cause chaos closing schools and airports

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2018 John McCain is only the third person to lie in state at the Arizona state capital rotunda in Phoenix

US Senator John McCain
US Senator
John McCain
  • 2018 Germany hands back human remains of Namibian Herero and Nama people murdered during 1904-08 genocide at church service in Berlin

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2018 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces new retirement ages, 60 for women, 65 for men in TV address, amid protests

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2018 Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond resigns from the Scottish National Party amid sexual abuse allegations
  • 2019 Discovery of world's largest child sacrifice site announced by archaeologists with 227 victims from Chimú culture in Huanchaco, Peru
  • 2019 Scientists announce there is no single 'gay' gene with genetics accounting for at most 25% of same-sex behavior, in study published in "Science"

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2020 Elon Musk unveils pig named Gertrude with coin-sized computer in her brain, part of his Nuralink start-up creating a brain-to-machine interface

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk

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