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    • August 29, 0284 Origin of Era of Diocletian (Martyrs)

    • August 29, 0708 "Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708)."

    • August 29, 1189 "Ban Kulin wrote The Charter of Kulin, which became a symbolic ""birth certificate"" of Bosnian statehood."

    • August 29, 1350 Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.

    • August 29, 1475 The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between France and England.

    • August 29, 1498 Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Portugal.

    • August 29, 1521 "The Ottoman Turks capture Nndorfehrvr, now known as Belgrade."

    • August 29, 1526 Battle of Mohcs: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.

    • August 29, 1526 Hungary conquered by Turks in Battle of Moh cs

    • August 29, 1533 "Atahualpa, the last Incan king of Peru, is murdered at the request of Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro."

    • August 29, 1533 Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire: Inca emperor Atahualpa is executed in Cajamarca by the garrote by Spanish invaders known as Conquistadores.

    • August 29, 1655 Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.

    • August 29, 1708 "Haverhill, Mass destroyed by French & Indians"

    • August 29, 1756 "Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years' War."

    • August 29, 1756 Prussian Emperor Frederick II attacks Saxony; beginning of the Seven Years War that will see the English capture Canada

    • August 29, 1758 First indian reservation established

    • August 29, 1776 Americans withdraw from Manhattan to Westchester

    • August 29, 1786 "Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass"

    • August 29, 1786 "Shays' Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens."

    • August 29, 1792 At least 900 die when the British warship Royal George sinks at Spithead while repairs are being carried out just below the waterline.

    • August 29, 1810 Over 600 prostitutes counted in Lower Canada (must be the cold winters)

    • August 29, 1825 Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.

    • August 29, 1831 Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.

    • August 29, 1833 The United Kingdom legislates the abolition of slavery in its empire.

    • August 29, 1842 Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.

    • August 29, 1844 "The first white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win"

    • August 29, 1854 Self-governing windmill patented (Daniel Halladay)

    • August 29, 1861 "American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina."

    • August 29, 1862 2nd Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) begins

    • August 29, 1862 Battle of Aspromonte-Italian royal forces defeat rebels

    • August 29, 1862 US Bureau of Engraving & Printing begins operation

    • August 29, 1864 William Huggins discovers chemical composition of nebulae

    • August 29, 1869 "The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, making it the world's first rack railway."

    • August 29, 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)."

    • August 29, 1877 "Mormon Church president Brigham Young dies in Salt Lake City, UT."

    • August 29, 1882 "English cricketers lose to Australia on English soil for the first time , a mock obituary in the Sporting Times then declares the death of English cricket, saying its ashes will be taken to Australia, the origin of the ""Ashes"" trophy"

    • August 29, 1882 Is the date attributed to the death of English Cricket and the origin of the legend of The Ashes. This is the date according to the mock obituary in The Sporting Times.

    • August 29, 1883 Seismic sea waves created by the Krakatoa eruption create a rise in the English Channel 32 hrs after the explosion

    • August 29, 1883 "Thomas Ahearn, head of the Ottawa Street Railway Company, presides over a demonstration of his pioneering electric stove at the Windsor Hotel in Ottawa. This is believed to be the world's very first dinner cooked on an all-electric stove."

    • August 29, 1885 Boxing's first heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves & 3-minute rounds fought between John L Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey

    • August 29, 1885 Gottlieb Daimler patents the world's first motorcycle.

    • August 29, 1885 Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle

    • August 29, 1895 "The formation of the Northern Rugby Union at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England."

    • August 29, 1896 Chop suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador

    • August 29, 1896 "The Chinese-American dish Chop Suey is invented by the personal chef to China's US Ambassador, while on a trip to New York City."

    • August 29, 1898 The Goodyear tire company is founded.

    • August 29, 1904 3rd modern Olympic Games opens in St Louis

    • August 29, 1907 "The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers."

    • August 29, 1909 AH Latham of France sets world airplane altitude record of 155 m

    • August 29, 1909 World's first air race held in Rheims France. Glenn Curtis (USA) wins

    • August 29, 1910 Japan changes Korea's name to Chsen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.

    • August 29, 1911 "Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California."

    • August 29, 1914 Arizonan is first vessel to arrive in SF via Panama Canal

    • August 29, 1915 "US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, first U.S. submarine sunk in accident."

    • August 29, 1916 "Steamer 'Hsin Iu' sinks off China coast, 1,000 drown"

    • August 29, 1918 Bapaume taken by Australian Corps and Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days Offensive

    • August 29, 1919 Prince Edward Island removes ban on automobiles after several years of no cars.

    • August 29, 1922 "Turkish forces set fire to Smyrna, in Asia Minor."

    • August 29, 1930 The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.

    • August 29, 1935 Queen Astrid of Belgium is killed in car accident in Switzerland

    • August 29, 1939 Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II

    • August 29, 1942 American Jewish conference meets in New York to discuss agenda of Jewish Unity (Rescue vs. Zionist program).

    • August 29, 1943 German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy;Germany dissolves Danish government.

    • August 29, 1944 "15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees"

    • August 29, 1944 "Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis."

    • August 29, 1949 "Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan."

    • August 29, 1949 USSR explodes its first atomic bomb

    • August 29, 1950 Intl Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany & Japan in '52

    • August 29, 1950 Visitor posting - MARIANNE IS BORN

    • August 29, 1952 Visitor posting - August 29 1952 Glen Leon Evans is born in Moline IL.

    • August 29, 1954 SF International Airport (SFO) opens

    • August 29, 1957 Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957

    • August 29, 1957 Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights

    • August 29, 1957 "US Senator Strom Thurmond talks nonstop for 24 hours, 18 minutes to filibuster a civil rights bill."

    • August 29, 1958 Air Force Academy opens

    • August 29, 1958 "United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado."

    • August 29, 1962 The lower deck of the George Washington Bridge opens in New York and New Jersey

    • August 29, 1964 USS Boxer and two LSD's arrived off the coast of Hispaniola to give medical aid and helicopter evacuation services to people in areas of Haiti and the Dominican Republic badly damaged by Hurricane Cleo.

    • August 29, 1964 "Walt Disney's ""Mary Poppins"" released"

    • August 29, 1965 Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5

    • August 29, 1965 "Gemini V, with astronauts Charles (""Pete"") Conrad and Gordon Cooper aboard, splashes down after eight days of orbiting the Earth."

    • August 29, 1966 "Last scheduled Beatles concert, in Candlestick Park San Francisco, California."

    • August 29, 1967 "Final TV episode of ""The Fugitive"""

    • August 29, 1970 Black Panthers confront cops in Phila (1 cop killed)

    • August 29, 1970 "Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Ruben Salazar."

    • August 29, 1970 "First flight of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 jetliner, a competitor to the Boeing 747."

    • August 29, 1971 Hank Aaron becomes the first player in baseball's National League to drive in 100+ runs in 11 seasons.

    • August 29, 1975 Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming 4th brightest in sky

    • August 29, 1977 Lou Brock breaks Ty Cobb's record by stealing the 893rd base of his baseball career.

    • August 29, 1981 Number one hit on UK music charts - Aneka - Japanese Boy

    • August 29, 1982 "The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft fr Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany."

    • August 29, 1985 Atlantis moves to launch pad for the 51-J mission

    • August 29, 1987 "Academy Award-winner Lee Marvin dies in Tucson, AZ, at age 63."

    • August 29, 1987 Number one hit on UK music charts - Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

    • August 29, 1988 "USSR launches 3 cosmonauts (Valery Polyakav, 1 Afghan) to station Mir"

    • August 29, 1989 "Off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico a 6.7 quake was felt along the coast of Jalisco. Also felt at Guadalajara and in the southern part of the Mexico City area"

    • August 29, 1990 "C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein AFB, Germany, killing 13"

    • August 29, 1990 Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq

    • August 29, 1991 John F Kennedy Jr wins his first law case

    • August 29, 1991 Supreme Soviet suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.

    • August 29, 1991 The Communist Party ends 75 years of power in the USSR.

    • August 29, 1994 The Windsor and Hantsport Railway commences operation in Nova Scotia.

    • August 29, 1995 NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.

    • August 29, 1996 "A Russian plane carrying coal miners to work at a remote arctic island smashes into a mountain top, killing all 41 people aboard in the worst air disaster on Norwegian soil"

    • August 29, 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."

    • August 29, 1997 "At least 98 villagers are killed by the GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria."

    • August 29, 1997 DVD's outsell Laserdiscs in the U.S.

    • August 29, 1997 The Japanese Supreme Court rules the government acted illegally when it deleted from a history textbook references to Japan's deadly experiments on Chinese during World War II.

    • August 29, 1998 "A Cuban airplane bursts into flames and crashes during takeoff from Quito, Ecuador, killing 79 people."

    • August 29, 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."

    • August 29, 2005 "Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $115 billion in damage."

    • August 29, 2009 Chandrayaan-1 loses contact with ground control.

    • August 29, 2009 Noel Gallagher leaves the British rock band Oasis.

    • August 29, 2009 North Korea frees four South Korean fishermen seized last month when the boat strayed across the Northern Limit Line sea boundary.

    • August 29, 2009 Seven people are found dead in the US state of Georgia and two are seriously wounded in one of the worst slayings in the state in 25 years.

    • August 29, 2009 "Several people are reported killed after fresh clashes erupt in the Kokang region of Shan State, northeastern Burma, near the border with China. A bomb is also thrown across the border."

    • August 29, 2009 "Two civilian members of the UNAMID peacekeeping force are kidnapped by armed men in Darfur, Sudan."







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