This Day in History for 29th August

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 164

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 B 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 definitive rights/privileges
1541 - The Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom.
Spanish Conquistador Francisco PizarroSpanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro 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 - English 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
1756 - Prussian Libya occupies Saxson: beginning 7 years War
1758 - New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation
King Charles IKing Charles I 1776 - Americans withdraw from Manhattan to Westchester
1786 - Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass
1792 - English warship Royal George capsizes in Spithead; kills 900
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 - Gr 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 Intl pro 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 Tannenberg: Russian Narev-army panics, Gen Martos caught
1914 - Arizonian is 1st vessel to arrive in SF via Panama Canal
1914 - Battle at St Quentin: French counter attack under General Lanrezac
1916 - Congress creates US Naval reserve
1916 - Gen Von Hindenburg becomes German Chief of Staff
1916 - Transportship Hsin-Yu & cruiser Hai-Yung collide; 1000 die
1916 - US Congress accept Jones Act: Philippines independence
1916 - 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 Great Babe RuthBaseball Great 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 - Denmark scuttles their 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 follows Maximos as Greece premier
1949 - USSR performs first nuclear test
1949 - USSR explodes its 1st atomic bomb
1950 - Intl Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany & Japan in '52
1953 - KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - USSR explodes its 1st hydrogen bomb
1954 - SF 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 - Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colo
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 1958 - George Harrison joins Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)
1960 - Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack
1962 - Some provisions of Kuwaiti constitution are suspended

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 214

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, England, 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
1877 - Brigham Young, 2nd president of Mormon Church, dies
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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