This Day in History for 29th August

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 162

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
1261 - Jacques Pantaleon elected as Pope Urban IV
1350 - Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
1475 - Treaty of Picquigny] king Louis XI buys English contacts
1484 - Giovanni Battista Cibo elected as Pope Innocent VIII
1521 - The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár, now known as Belgrade.
1526 - Hungary conquered by Turks in Battle of Mohács
1533 - Francisco Pizarro orders death of last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa
1540 - Emperor Karel deprives city Gent of its definitive rights and privileges
Spanish Conquistador Francisco PizarroSpanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro 1541 - The Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom.
1612 - Battle at Surat, India: English fleet beats Portuguese
1640 - English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland
1655 - Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.
1664 - Adriaen Pieck/Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam
1708 - British troops occupy Menorca & Sardinia
1708 - Haverhill, Mass, destroyed by French & Indians
1742 - Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist
1756 - England & France meet in war
King Charles IKing Charles I 1756 - Prussian Libya occupies Saxson: beginning 7 years War
1758 - New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation
1776 - Americans withdraw from Manhattan to Westchester
1786 - Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass
1792 - British man o'war HMS Royal George capsizes at Spithead; more than 800 killed
1793 - Slaves in French colony of St Domingue (Haiti) freed
1825 - Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
1831 - Michael Faraday demonstrates 1st electric transformer
1833 - Britain's Slavery Abolition Act becomes law
1842 - Great Britain & China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war
1844 - 1st white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win
1854 - Self-governing windmill patented (Daniel Halladay)
1861 - American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
1862 - 2nd Battle of Bull Run Va (Manassas) during US Civil War
1862 - Battle of Aspromonte; Italian royal forces defeat rebels
1862 - US Bureau of Engraving & Printing begins operation
1864 - William Huggins discovers chemical composition of nebulae
1871 - Emperor Meiji orders the Abolition of the han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration. (Traditional Japanese date: July 14, 1871).
1882 - Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"
1882 - Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match v England (7-46 & 7-44)
1883 - Seismic sea waves created by Krakatoa eruption create a rise in English Channel 32 hrs after explosion
1885 - Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle
1885 - Phillies Charlie Ferguson no-hits Providence 1-0
1885 - Boxing's 1st heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves & 3-minute rounds fought between John L Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey
1889 - 1st American International professional lawn tennis contest (Newport RI)
1895 - The formation of the Northern Rugby Union at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England.
1896 - Chop suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador
1898 - The Goodyear tire company is founded.
1900 - Gaetano Bresci, the assassin of King Umberto I of Italy, is tried and sentenced to life imprisonment; he will commit suicide in jail on 22 May 1901
1903 - The Finance Minister, Count Witte, is dismissed in what is seen as a victory for those in Russia who want their country to expand into Manchuria and Korea in defiance of the Japanese
1904 - 1st Olympics in US are held (St Louis)
1904 - 3rd modern Olympic Games opens in St Louis
1905 - Pierre de Brazza leaves Brazzaville
1906 - Bridge in St Lawrence Canada caves in; 70 die
1906 - William J Clothier wins the US Tennis Open
1907 - The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
1908 - NY gives a ticker tape parade to returning US Olympians from London
1909 - AH Latham of France sets world airplane altitude record of 155 m
1909 - World's 1st air race held in Rheims France. Glenn Curtiss (USA) wins
1910 - Japan changes Korea's name to Chōsen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.
1911 - Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
1913 - Pieter Cort Van de Linden forms Dutch government
1914 - 4th day of Battle of Tannenberg: Russian Narev-army panics, Gen Martos caught
1914 - Arizonian is 1st vessel to arrive in SF via Panama Canal
1914 - Battle of St Quentin: French counter attack under General Lanrezac
1916 - Congress creates US Naval Reserve
1916 - Transportship Hsin-Yu & cruiser Hai-Yung collide; 1000 die
1916 - US Congress accept Jones Act: Philippines independence
1916 - General Paul Von Hindenburg replaces Von Falkenhayn as German chief of staff
1918 - Bapaume taken by Australian Corps and Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days Offensive
1924 - German Republic day accepts Dawes plan
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1925 - After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him
1929 - German airship Graf Zeppelin ends a round-the-world flight
1930 - The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
1932 - International Anti-War Committee forms in Amsterdam
1932 - United Cigar Stores shuts 800 shops
1935 - 2nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 5, All-Stars 0 (77,450)
1937 - Phila A's Bob Johnson is 2nd to get 6 RBIs in an inning (1st)
1939 - Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II
1940 - 7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567)
1941 - German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children
1943 - Danish Navy scuttles its warships so as not to be taken by Germany
1944 - 15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees
1944 - Anti German rebellion in Slovakia
1945 - British liberate Hong Kong from Japan
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur 1945 - Gen MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan
1947 - Constantine Tsaldaris succeeds Maximos as Greece premier
1949 - USSR performs first nuclear test
1950 - International Olympic Committee votes to admit West Germany & Japan in 1952
1953 - KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - USSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb
1954 - San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opens
1956 - French government routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis
1957 - Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957
1957 - Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights
1958 - US Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colo
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 1958 - George Harrison joins The Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)
1960 - Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack
1962 - Some provisions of Kuwaiti constitution are suspended
1962 - US U-2 flight sees SAM launch pads in Cuba
1963 - Harmon Killebrew (Twins) HRs off Pete Burnside (Senators) in DH

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 215

1387 - Henry V, king of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19)
1434 - Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator
1476 - Kano Motonobu, Kyoto Japan, co-founder (Kano school of painting)
1561 - Bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry)
1609 - Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna)
1619 - Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron
1628 - John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)
Philosopher John LockePhilosopher John Locke (1632) 1632 - John Locke, Wrington England, empiricist philosopher; disproved substance
1686 - Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, composer
1694 - Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1715)
1725 - Charles Townshend, English politician (d. 1767)
1728 - Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1797)
1756 - Heinrich Graf von Bellegarde, Austrian field marshal and statesman (d. 1845)
1756 - Jan Śniadecki, Polish mathematician (d. 1830)
1773 - Raphael G Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music)
1777 - Nikita Yakovlevich Bichurin, founder of Sinology (d. 1853)
1780 - Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather)
1805 - Frederick Maurice, English theologian (d. 1872)
1808 - Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer
1809 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Cambridge MA, physician/author (Old Ironsides)
1811 - Henry Bergh, 1st president of SPCA
1815 - Anna Ella Carroll, US, civil war writer (Reconstruction)
1842 - Alfred Shaw, cricketer (pioneering England Test bowler)
1843 - David B. Hill, Governor of New York (d. 1910)
1844 - Edward Carpenter, English poet (d. 1929)
1849 - Titus A J van Asch van Wijck, Dutch governor Suriname (1891-97)
1851 - Willem M d'Ablaing, Dutch lawyer
1855 - Emil Pauer, composer
1857 - Sandford Schultz, English cricketer (d. 1937)
Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice MaeterlinckAuthor and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck (1862) 1862 - Maurice Maeterlinck, Ghent Belgium, poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), (d. 1949)
1862 - Andrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1928)
1871 - Albert Lebrun, French politician (d. 1950)
1874 - Walter Field
1876 - Charles F Kettering, Ohio, inventor (auto self-starter)
1876 - Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (d. 1949)
1877 - Alfred DPR Pound, British admiral/1st Sealord (Jutland, WW II)
1879 - Han Yong-woon, Hongsung County Korea, Zen teacher
1880 - Marie-Louise Meilleur, Canada, lived past 117
1881 - Edvin Kallstenius, composer
1881 - Valery Nicolas Larbaud, France, novelist/translator (Enfantines)
1884 - Ehm Welk, writer
1891 - Michael Chekhov, Russia, actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Rhapsody)
1894 - E Franklin Frazier, sociologist, died in 1962
1898 - Preston Sturges, [Edmund P Biden], Chic, director (Sullivan's Travels)
1899 - George Macready, Providence RI, actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place)
1899 - Lyman L Lemnitzer, Marine Corps general (WW II)
1900 - Oscar Nitzchke, German architect (Alcoa building/Centre Pompidou)
1901 - Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
1903 - Ernst Kreuder, writer
1903 - Olive Ann Beech, aircraft industry executive
1904 - Werner Forssman, German urologist (Nobel 1956)
1905 - Lan Adomian, composer
1905 - Martinus A Jansen, Bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70)
1906 - Lurene Tuttle, Pleasant Lake Ind, actress (Father of Bride, Julia)
1907 - Joseph Wechsberg, Austria/US writer (Looking For a Bluebird)
1909 - Francis Henry Smith, librarian
1909 - Roy Reuther, Wheeling WV, labor leader
1910 - Robert Pineda-Duque, composer
1912 - Barry Sullivan, NYC, actor (Duffy's Tavern, Man Called X, Tall Man)
1912 - Emil Schumacher, German painter (Tangible Objects)
1912 - Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian/Polish cinematographer
1912 - Sohn Kee-chung, Korean runner (d. 2002)
1913 - Len Butterfield, cricketer (NZ all-rounder, Test)
1915 - Denys Hay, historian
Actress Ingrid BergmanActress Ingrid Bergman (1915) 1915 - Ingrid Bergman, Stockholm, actress (Casablanca, Cactus Flower), (d. 1982)
1915 - Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist (d. 1985)
1916 - George Montgomery, Brady Mont, actor (Battle of Bulge, Hallucination)
1916 - Leo Horn, Dutch soccer referee/columnist/businessman
1917 - Isabel Sanford, NYC, actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family)
1918 - Jelle Zijlstra, economist/minister/pres Netherlands Bank
1920 - Charles White, Perth Amboy NJ, actor (Airpot 95, Serpico)
1920 - Charlie "Bird" Parker, US jazz saxophonist
1920 - Susan Damante Shaw, London England, actress (Wilderness Family)
1920 - Joseph Lesniewski, Erie, Pennsylvania, Easy Company soldier in 101st Airborne, (d. 2012)
1922 - Emile Habibi, writer
1922 - Yorgos Sicilianos, composer
1922 - Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic
1923 - Hirulal Gaekwad, cricket all-rounder (Test for India 1952-53)
1923 - Lester Albert Trimble, composer
1923 - Reinier Braams, Dutch biophysicist/MP (VVD)
1923 - Richard Attenborough, Cambridge, English actor/director (Gandhi, Young Winston)
1923 - Marmaduke Hussey, BBC Chairman (d. 2006)
1924 - Dinah Washington, Chicago, singer (What a Difference a Day Makes)
1924 - James W Wood, USAF/astronaut (Dynasoar)
1924 - Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (d. 2005)
1926 - Betty Lynn, American actress
1926 - María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer
1927 - Marion Williams, US gospel singers (Stars of Faith)
1928 - Charles Gray, Bournemouth England, actor (Clay-Rawhide)
1928 - Thomas Stewart, San Saba Texas, baritone (La Roche Capriccio)
1929 - Thom Gunn, Kent England, poet (The Wound)
1930 - Marius J J van Amelsvoort, Dutch undersecretary (CDA)
1930 - Jacques Bouchard, Canadian advertising executive (d. 2006)
1931 - Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (d. 2001)
1931 - Lise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist
1933 - Jehan Sadat, 1st lady of Egypt
1933 - Ramses Shaffy, Dutch cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen)
1933 - Arnold Koller, Swiss Federal Councilor
1934 - David H Pryor, (Sen-D Arkansas, 1979- )
1934 - Gene Allison, US R&B-singer (You Can Make It If You Try)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 7 of 7

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)
46th US Vice-President Dick Cheney46th US Vice-President Dick Cheney (1964) 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
1993 - Actress Elke Sommer (52) weds Wolf Walther (46)
1993 - Actress Marlee Matlin (28) weds Kevin Grandalski (28) in New York City
1998 - "Baywatch" actress Traci Bingham (30) weds Robb Vallier at First United Methodist Church in Ames, Iowa

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 114

29 - John the Baptist, beheaded
886 - Basilius I, the Macedonier, Byzantine emperor (867-886), dies
1093 - Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)
1123 - King Eystein I of Norway (b. ca. 1088)
1395 - Duke Albert III of Austria (b. 1349)
1442 - John VI, Duke of Brittany (b. 1389)
1523 - Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot, dies at 35
1526 - Louis II, King of Hungary/Bohemia, dies in accident at 20
1533 - Atahualpa, last Inca King of Peru, murdered by Spanish conquerors
1542 - Cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516)
1653 - Gillesz de Hondecoeter, painter/Hostage rights, buried at about 49
1657 - John Lilburne, English dissenter
1712 - Gregory King, English statistician (law of King), dies at 63
1738 - Georg Reuter, composer, dies at 81
1758 - Gerard Van Wage, historian, dies at 75
1758 - Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal, dies at 56
1769 - Edmond Hoyle, games expert, dies (birth date unknown)
1780 - Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (b. 1713)
1782 - Richard Kempenfelt, Royal Navy Admiral drowns (b. 1718)
1799 - Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71
1821 - Horace Coignet, composer, dies at 86
1844 - Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (b. 1762)
1856 - Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (b. 1778)
1861 - Franz Joseph Glaser, composer, dies at 63
1865 - John Brough, US publisher/(gov-R-Ohio), dies at about 54
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham YoungFounder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young (1877) 1877 - Brigham Young, 2nd president of Mormon Church, dies of peritonitis at 76
1889 - Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (b. 1815)
1891 - Pierre Lallement, inventor of the bicycle (b. 1843 or 1844)
1893 - Aleksei N Apuchtin, Rus poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52 [OS=8/17]
1904 - Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876), dies
1909 - Emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist, dies
1910 - Allen Hill, cricket bowler (England, 2 Tests), dies
1910 - Johann O Backlund, Swedish astronomer, dies at 64
1910 - John YWJ Eilerts de Cock, sea officer (Suriname), dies at 44
1914 - ... Machagovsky, Russian general (Tannenberg), dies in battle
1918 - Max Dauthendey, writer, dies at 51
1921 - Joel Asaph Allen, US zoologist (rule of Allen), dies at 83
1928 - Richard B Haldane, British viscount/lord-chancellor, dies at 72
1930 - William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844)
1931 - David Abercrombie, Abercrombie & Fitch founder
1933 - Georgy Eduardovich Konyus, composer, dies at 70
1935 - Astrid S L T Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden, dies
1935 - Charles Lee Williams, composer, dies at 82
1940 - Arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77
1941 - Henri Louis, French officer/resistance fighter, executed at 40
1941 - Jan L G "Yvan" Doornik, Dutch resist fighter in France, executed at 36
1946 - J E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed
1946 - Milan Harasta, composer, dies at 26
1960 - Alexander Gauge, actor (Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 46
1960 - Hazza el-Majali, PM of Jordan is assassinated
1960 - Vicki Baum, writer, dies
1966 - Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian theoretician (b. 1906)
1968 - Victor Sutherland, dies at 79
1968 - Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier and planner (b. 1881)
1970 - Mary Clare, dies at 76
1972 - Lale [Liselotte H] Anderson, Ger night club performer/singer, dies
1972 - Rene Leibowitz, composer, dies at 59
1973 - Michael Dunn, short actor (Justine, Boom, Madigan), dies at 38
1973 - Stringer Davis, actress (Mouse on the Moon, Miranda), dies at about 77
1975 - Eamon de Valera, Irish president (1937..59), dies at 92
1975 - Leland T Weed
1976 - Anissa Jones, actress (Buffy-Family Affair), ODs at 18
1976 - Jimmy Reed, rocker, dies of epileptic seizure at 50
1976 - Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (b. 1899)
1977 - Jean Hagen, actress (Dead Ringer, Shaggy Dog, Arena), dies at 54
1977 - Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver (b. 1945)
1979 - Mary Marquet, actress (Landru, Paris Canaille), dies at 84
1981 - Lowell Thomas, newscaster (High Adventure), dies in Pawling NY at 89
Actress Ingrid BergmanActress Ingrid Bergman (1982) 1982 - Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Anastasia, Gaslight), dies on 67th birthday
1982 - Lehman Engel, US composer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71
1982 - Nahum Goldmann, pres Zionist World Organization, dies at 87
1983 - Simon Oakland, actor (Toma, Kolchak, Baa Baa Black Sheep), dies at 61
1983 - William Goyen, writer, dies at 68
1984 - Muhammad Naguib, Egyptian statesman (b. 1901)
1985 - Alexander Abramsky, composer, dies at 87
1985 - Evelyn Ankers, actress (Black Beauty, Jungle Woman), dies at 67
1985 - Patrick Barr, actor (Black Orchid, On the Run), dies at 77
1986 - Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indies 1933-35, "chinaman"), dies
Actor Lee MarvinActor Lee Marvin (1987) 1987 - Lee Marvin, actor (Cat Ballou, Gorky Park), dies in Tucson Ariz at 63
1987 - Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (b. 1914)
1989 - Peter Scott, English explorer, naturalist, and painter (b. 1909)
1990 - Sandy, dog in the play Annie, dies at 16
1991 - Dallas Adams, British painter/writer/actor (Terror from Within), dies
1991 - Daniel Ocko, dies of respiratory condition at 78
1991 - Dixie Dunbar, [Charlotte King], dies of heart attack at 72
1991 - Kathryn Cravens, news correspondent, dies at 92
1991 - Libero Grassi, Italian underwear manufacturer/anti mafia, dies
1992 - Mary Norton, children book author (Borrowers), dies at 88
1992 - Teddy Turner, comedian, dies at 75
1993 - Dorian Corey, actor (Paris is Burning), dies of AIDs at 56
1993 - Henry J "Harry" Smeets, dealer of Volkskrant, dies at 56
1994 - Arthur Ernest Mourant, haematologist, dies at 90
1994 - Gladys Marea Hartman, athletics Administrator, dies at 74
1994 - Jean-Marie Vincent, Haitian Catholic priest, shot dead
1994 - Michael Peters, dies of complications due to AIDS at 46
1994 - Phillip Gilmore, actress (Malcolm X), dies at 38
1994 - Tushar Kanti Ghosh, longest serving newspaper editor, dies at 93
1995 - Frank Perry, US dir (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), dies at 65
1995 - Harry Broadhurst, British airman, dies at 89
1995 - Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist, dies at 70

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