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August 29th, 2007 (August 29 2007)EventA United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base.
August 29th, 2007 (August 29 2007)DeathRichard Jewell, central figure in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing (born in 1962)
August 29th, 2007 (August 29 2007)DeathPierre Messmer, French politician and Prime Minister (born in 1916)
August 29th, 2007 (August 29 2007)DeathAlfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet s Coffee & Tea (born in 1920)
August 29th, 2007 (August 29 2007)DeathJames Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand industrialist (born in 1914)James Cameron Quotes
August 29th, 2005 (August 29 2005)EventHurricane 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 29th, 2004 (August 29 2004)DeathHans Vonk, Dutch conductor (born in 1942)
August 29th, 2003 (August 29 2003)EventAyatollah 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.Earl Long Quotes
August 29th, 2003 (August 29 2003)DeathAyatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (b.1939)
August 29th, 2003 (August 29 2003)DeathPatrick Procktor, English artist (born in 1936)
August 29th, 2003 (August 29 2003)DeathMichel Constantin, French film actor (born in 1924)
August 29th, 2002 (August 29 2002)DeathAlan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (born in 1920)
August 29th, 2001 (August 29 2001)DeathFrancisco Rabal, Spanish actor (born in 1926)
August 29th, 2000 (August 29 2000)DeathWillie Maddren, English former footballer (born in 1951)
August 29th, 1997 (August 29 1997)EventAt least 98 villagers are killed by the GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
August 29th, 1996 (August 29 1996)EventVnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Vnukovo Airlines Tupolev Tu-154 crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.
August 29th, 1995 (August 29 1995)EventNATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
August 29th, 1995 (August 29 1995)DeathFrank Perry, American film director (born in 1930)
August 29th, 1992 (August 29 1992)BirthMallu Magalhaes, Brazilian singer-songwriter
August 29th, 1992 (August 29 1992)DeathTeddy Turner, comedian (born in 1917)Ted Turner Quotes
August 29th, 1991 (August 29 1991)EventSupreme Soviet suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.
August 29th, 1990 (August 29 1990)BirthSam Stern, English Chef / Author
August 29th, 1989 (August 29 1989)DeathPeter Scott, English explorer, naturalist, and painter (born in 1909)
August 29th, 1987 (August 29 1987)BirthTony Kane, Irish footballer
August 29th, 1987 (August 29 1987)DeathArchie Campbell, American country music comedian (born in 1914)
August 29th, 1987 (August 29 1987)DeathLee Marvin, American actor (born in 1924)
August 29th, 1986 (August 29 1986)BirthLauren Collins, Canadian actress
August 29th, 1985 (August 29 1985)BirthPouyan Afkary, Iranian-American musician (Scary Kids Scaring Kids)
August 29th, 1985 (August 29 1985)BirthJeffrey Licon, American actor
August 29th, 1984 (August 29 1984)DeathMuhammad Naguib, Egyptian statesman (born in 1901)
August 29th, 1982 (August 29 1982)EventThe synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.Tom Ze Quotes
August 29th, 1982 (August 29 1982)BirthA+, American rapper
August 29th, 1982 (August 29 1982)BirthCarlos Delfino, Argentinean basketball player
August 29th, 1982 (August 29 1982)DeathIngrid Bergman, Swedish actress (born in 1915)
August 29th, 1981 (August 29 1981)BirthLanny Barbie, Canadian adult actress
August 29th, 1981 (August 29 1981)BirthGenevieve Jeanson, Quebec bicycle racer
August 29th, 1981 (August 29 1981)BirthJay Ryan (Jay Bunyan), Australian actor
August 29th, 1981 (August 29 1981)DeathLowell Thomas, American writer and broadcaster (born in 1892)
August 29th, 1980 (August 29 1980)BirthDavid Desrosiers, Canadian musician(Simple Plan)
August 29th, 1980 (August 29 1980)BirthChris Simms, American football player
August 29th, 1980 (August 29 1980)BirthDavid West, American basketball player
August 29th, 1980 (August 29 1980)BirthNicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor
August 29th, 1979 (August 29 1979)BirthChieu Luu, Canadian journalist
August 29th, 1979 (August 29 1979)BirthRyan Shealy, American baseball player
August 29th, 1978 (August 29 1978)BirthCelestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer
August 29th, 1977 (August 29 1977)BirthJohn Patrick O Brien, American soccer player
August 29th, 1977 (August 29 1977)BirthAaron Rowand, American baseball player
August 29th, 1977 (August 29 1977)BirthDevean George, American basketball player
August 29th, 1977 (August 29 1977)BirthRoy Oswalt, American baseball player
August 29th, 1977 (August 29 1977)BirthCharlie Pickering, Australian comedian
August 29th, 1977 (August 29 1977)DeathBrian McGuire, Australian racing driver (born in 1945)Al McGuire Quotes
August 29th, 1976 (August 29 1976)BirthStephen Carr, Irish footballer
August 29th, 1976 (August 29 1976)BirthKevin Kaesviharn, National Football League player
August 29th, 1976 (August 29 1976)BirthPablo Mastroeni, American soccer player
August 29th, 1976 (August 29 1976)BirthJon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer
August 29th, 1976 (August 29 1976)DeathJimmy Reed, American blues singer (born in 1925)
August 29th, 1976 (August 29 1976)DeathKazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (born in 1899) Philo Quotes
August 29th, 1975 (August 29 1975)BirthDante Basco, Filipino-American actor
August 29th, 1975 (August 29 1975)DeathEamon de Valera, first Taoiseach and third President of Ireland (born in 1882)
August 29th, 1974 (August 29 1974)BirthKumi Tanioka, Japanese composer
August 29th, 1973 (August 29 1973)BirthAdam Sessler, American TV show host
August 29th, 1973 (August 29 1973)BirthOlivier Jacque, motorcyclist
August 29th, 1972 (August 29 1972)BirthBae Yong Joon, South Korean actor
August 29th, 1972 (August 29 1972)DeathLale Andersen, German singer (born in 1905)
August 29th, 1971 (August 29 1971)BirthHenry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player
August 29th, 1971 (August 29 1971)BirthCarla Gugino, American actress
August 29th, 1970 (August 29 1970)EventChicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Ruben Salazar.
August 29th, 1969 (August 29 1969)BirthMe Shell NdegeOcello, American singer
August 29th, 1969 (August 29 1969)BirthJoe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player
August 29th, 1968 (August 29 1968)DeathUlysses S. Grant III, American soldier and planner (born in 1881)Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
August 29th, 1967 (August 29 1967)BirthAnton Newcombe, American musician (The Brian Jonestown Massacre)Anton Newcombe Quotes
August 29th, 1966 (August 29 1966)EventThe Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
August 29th, 1966 (August 29 1966)DeathSayyid Qutb, Egyptian theoretician (born in 1906)
August 29th, 1965 (August 29 1965)BirthDina Spybey, American actress
August 29th, 1963 (August 29 1963)BirthElizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer
August 29th, 1962 (August 29 1962)BirthHiroki Kikuta, Japanese composer
August 29th, 1962 (August 29 1962)BirthCarl Banks, American Football Player
August 29th, 1961 (August 29 1961)BirthCarsten Fischer, German field hockey player
August 29th, 1960 (August 29 1960)BirthTony MacAlpine, American shred guitarist
August 29th, 1959 (August 29 1959)BirthErnesto Rodrigues, Portuguese composer
August 29th, 1959 (August 29 1959)BirthAkkineni Nagarjuna, Telugu film actor
August 29th, 1959 (August 29 1959)BirthTimothy Perry Shriver, Member of the Kennedy Family
August 29th, 1959 (August 29 1959)BirthChris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut
August 29th, 1959 (August 29 1959)BirthRebecca De Mornay, American actress
August 29th, 1958 (August 29 1958)EventUnited States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
August 29th, 1958 (August 29 1958)BirthMichael Jackson, American singer, dancer and composerMichael Jackson Quotes
August 29th, 1958 (August 29 1958)BirthLenny Henry, British comic
August 29th, 1957 (August 29 1957)BirthJerry D. Bailey, American racing jockey
August 29th, 1956 (August 29 1956)BirthGG Allin, American rock singer
August 29th, 1955 (August 29 1955)BirthFrank Hoste, Belgian cyclist
August 29th, 1954 (August 29 1954)BirthMichael P. Kube-McDowell, American science fiction novelist
August 29th, 1953 (August 29 1953)BirthJames Quesada, Nicaraguan-American anthropologist
August 29th, 1952 (August 29 1952)BirthKaren Hesse, American children s writer
August 29th, 1952 (August 29 1952)BirthDave Malone, American rock guitarist
August 29th, 1950 (August 29 1950)BirthDoug DeCinces, American baseball player
August 29th, 1950 (August 29 1950)BirthDave Reichert, American politician and former sheriff
August 29th, 1949 (August 29 1949)EventSoviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.
August 29th, 1947 (August 29 1947)BirthJames Hunt, English race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (died in 1993)
August 29th, 1946 (August 29 1946)BirthBob Beamon, American jumper
August 29th, 1945 (August 29 1945)BirthWyomia Tyus, American athlete
August 29th, 1944 (August 29 1944)EventSlovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis.
August 29th, 1943 (August 29 1943)EventGerman-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy;Germany dissolves Danish government.
August 29th, 1942 (August 29 1942)BirthJames Glennon, American cinematographer (died in 2006)
August 29th, 1942 (August 29 1942)BirthJohn Heuser, Electron Microscopist, Washington University in Saint Louis
August 29th, 1941 (August 29 1941)BirthRobin Leach, English television host
August 29th, 1940 (August 29 1940)BirthGary Gabelich, American race car driver (died in 1984)
August 29th, 1939 (August 29 1939)BirthJoel Schumacher, American film director
August 29th, 1938 (August 29 1938)BirthElliott Gould, American actor
August 29th, 1938 (August 29 1938)BirthRobert Rubin, United States Secretary of the Treasury
August 29th, 1937 (August 29 1937)BirthJames Florio, Governor of New Jersey
August 29th, 1936 (August 29 1936)BirthJohn McCain, American politicianJohn McCain Quotes
August 29th, 1935 (August 29 1935)BirthWilliam Friedkin, American film director
August 29th, 1935 (August 29 1935)DeathQueen Astrid of Belgium (born in 1905)
August 29th, 1933 (August 29 1933)BirthArnold Koller, Swiss Federal Councilor
August 29th, 1931 (August 29 1931)BirthStelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (died in 2001)
August 29th, 1931 (August 29 1931)BirthLise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist
August 29th, 1931 (August 29 1931)DeathDavid Abercrombie, Abercrombie & Fitch founder
August 29th, 1930 (August 29 1930)EventThe last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
August 29th, 1930 (August 29 1930)BirthJacques Bouchard, Quebec advertising executive (died in 2006)
August 29th, 1930 (August 29 1930)DeathWilliam Archibald Spooner, English writer (born in 1844)
August 29th, 1929 (August 29 1929)BirthThom Gunn, British poet (died in 2004)Thom Gunn Quotes
August 29th, 1928 (August 29 1928)BirthCharles Gray, English actor (died in 2000)Ray Charles Quotes
August 29th, 1926 (August 29 1926)BirthMaria Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer
August 29th, 1924 (August 29 1924)BirthConsuelo Velazquez, Mexican songwriter (died in 2005)
August 29th, 1924 (August 29 1924)BirthDinah Washington, American singer (died in 1963)
August 29th, 1923 (August 29 1923)BirthRichard Attenborough, English film director
August 29th, 1923 (August 29 1923)BirthMarmaduke Hussey, BBC Chairman (died in 2006)
August 29th, 1922 (August 29 1922)EventTurkish forces set fire to Smyrna, in Asia Minor.
August 29th, 1920 (August 29 1920)BirthCharlie Parker, American musician (died in 1955)
August 29th, 1918 (August 29 1918)EventBapaume taken by Australian Corps and Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days Offensive
August 29th, 1917 (August 29 1917)BirthIsabel Sanford, American actress (died in 2004)
August 29th, 1916 (August 29 1916)BirthGeorge Montgomery, American actor (died in 2000)
August 29th, 1916 (August 29 1916)BirthLuther Davis, American playwright
August 29th, 1915 (August 29 1915)EventUS Navy salvage divers raise F-4, first U.S. submarine sunk in accident.
August 29th, 1915 (August 29 1915)BirthIngrid Bergman, Swedish actress (died in 1982)
August 29th, 1912 (August 29 1912)BirthWolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian-Polish cinematographer
August 29th, 1912 (August 29 1912)BirthBarry Sullivan, American actor (died in 1994)
August 29th, 1911 (August 29 1911)EventIshi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
August 29th, 1910 (August 29 1910)EventJapan changes Korea s name to Chosen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.
August 29th, 1907 (August 29 1907)EventThe Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
August 29th, 1905 (August 29 1905)BirthWerner Forssmann, Nobel laureate (died in 1979)
August 29th, 1905 (August 29 1905)BirthDhyan Chand, Indian hockey player (died in 1979)
August 29th, 1904 (August 29 1904)DeathMurad V, Ottoman Sultan (born in 1840)
August 29th, 1901 (August 29 1901)BirthAurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player (died in 1986)
August 29th, 1898 (August 29 1898)EventThe Goodyear tire company is founded.
August 29th, 1898 (August 29 1898)BirthPreston Sturges, American filmmaker (died in 1959)
August 29th, 1895 (August 29 1895)EventThe formation of the Northern Rugby Union at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England.
August 29th, 1891 (August 29 1891)DeathPierre Lallement, inventor of the bicycle (born in 1843 or 1844)
August 29th, 1889 (August 29 1889)DeathStefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (born in 1815)
August 29th, 1885 (August 29 1885)EventGottlieb Daimler patents the world s first motorcycle.
August 29th, 1882 (August 29 1882)EventIs 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 29th, 1877 (August 29 1877)DeathBrigham Young, American religious leader and western settler (born in 1801)
August 29th, 1876 (August 29 1876)BirthCharles F. Kettering, American inventor (died in 1958)
August 29th, 1876 (August 29 1876)BirthKim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (died in 1949)
August 29th, 1871 (August 29 1871)EventEmperor 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 29th, 1871 (August 29 1871)BirthAlbert Lebrun, French politician (died in 1950)
August 29th, 1869 (August 29 1869)EventThe Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, making it the world s first rack railway.
August 29th, 1862 (August 29 1862)EventSecond Battle of Bull Run
August 29th, 1862 (August 29 1862)BirthAndrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (died in 1928)
August 29th, 1862 (August 29 1862)BirthMaurice Maeterlinck, Nobel laureate (died in 1949)
August 29th, 1861 (August 29 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
August 29th, 1856 (August 29 1856)DeathMary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (born in 1778)
August 29th, 1844 (August 29 1844)BirthEdward Carpenter, English poet (died in 1929)
August 29th, 1844 (August 29 1844)DeathEdmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (born in 1762)
August 29th, 1843 (August 29 1843)BirthDavid B. Hill, Governor of New York (died in 1910)
August 29th, 1842 (August 29 1842)EventTreaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.
August 29th, 1833 (August 29 1833)EventThe United Kingdom legislates the abolition of slavery in its empire.
August 29th, 1831 (August 29 1831)EventMichael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
August 29th, 1825 (August 29 1825)EventPortugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
August 29th, 1811 (August 29 1811)BirthHenry Bergh, founder of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (died in 1888)
August 29th, 1810 (August 29 1810)BirthJuan Bautista Alberdi, founding father of the Argentine Republic (died in 1884)
August 29th, 1809 (August 29 1809)BirthOliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician (died in 1894)
August 29th, 1805 (August 29 1805)BirthFrederick Maurice, English theologian (died in 1872)
August 29th, 1799 (August 29 1799)DeathPope Pius VI (born in 1717)
August 29th, 1786 (August 29 1786)EventShays Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens.
August 29th, 1780 (August 29 1780)BirthJean Ingres, French painter (died in 1867)
August 29th, 1780 (August 29 1780)DeathJacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (born in 1713)
August 29th, 1777 (August 29 1777)BirthNikita Yakovlevich Bichurin, founder of Sinology (died in 1853)
August 29th, 1769 (August 29 1769)DeathEdmund Hoyle, English author and teacher (born in 1672)
August 29th, 1756 (August 29 1756)EventFrederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years War.
August 29th, 1756 (August 29 1756)BirthHeinrich Graf von Bellegarde, Austrian field marshal and statesman (died in 1845)
August 29th, 1756 (August 29 1756)BirthJan Sniadecki, Polish mathematician (died in 1830)
August 29th, 1728 (August 29 1728)BirthMaria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Electress of Bavaria (died in 1797)
August 29th, 1725 (August 29 1725)BirthCharles Townshend, English politician (died in 1767)
August 29th, 1712 (August 29 1712)DeathGregory King, English statistician (born in 1648)
August 29th, 1694 (August 29 1694)BirthCharlotte Christine of Brunswick-Luneburg (died in 1715)
August 29th, 1657 (August 29 1657)DeathJohn Lilburne, English dissenter
August 29th, 1655 (August 29 1655)EventWarsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.
August 29th, 1632 (August 29 1632)BirthJohn Locke, English philosopher (died in 1704) Philo Quotes
August 29th, 1628 (August 29 1628)BirthJohn Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (died in 1701)
August 29th, 1619 (August 29 1619)BirthJean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of finance (died in 1683)
August 29th, 1542 (August 29 1542)DeathCristovao da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516)
August 29th, 1541 (August 29 1541)EventThe Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom.
August 29th, 1533 (August 29 1533)EventSpanish conquest of the Inca Empire: Inca emperor Atahualpa is executed in Cajamarca by the garrote by Spanish invaders known as Conquistadores.
August 29th, 1526 (August 29 1526)EventBattle of Mohacs: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
August 29th, 1526 (August 29 1526)DeathKing Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia (killed in battle) (born in 1506)
August 29th, 1521 (August 29 1521)EventThe Ottoman Turks capture Nandorfehervar, now known as Belgrade.
August 29th, 1498 (August 29 1498)EventVasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Portugal.
August 29th, 1475 (August 29 1475)EventThe Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between France and England.
August 29th, 1442 (August 29 1442)DeathJohn VI, Duke of Brittany (born in 1389)
August 29th, 1395 (August 29 1395)DeathDuke Albert III of Austria (born in 1349)
August 29th, 1350 (August 29 1350)EventBattle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
August 29th, 1189 (August 29 1189)EventBan Kulin wrote The Charter of Kulin, which became a symbolic "birth certificate" of Bosnian statehood.
August 29th, 1123 (August 29 1123)DeathKing Eystein I of Norway (born in ca. 1088)
August 29th, 1093 (August 29 1093)DeathHugh I, Duke of Burgundy (born in 1057)
August 29th, 0886 (August 29 0886)DeathBasil I, Byzantine Emperor (born in 811)
August 29th, 0708 (August 29 0708)EventCopper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).

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