August 29rd Events

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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, 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, 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, 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, 1991 (August 29 1991)EventSupreme Soviet suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.
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, 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, 1966 (August 29 1966)EventThe Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
August 29th, 1958 (August 29 1958)EventUnited States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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, 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, 1930 (August 29 1930)EventThe last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
August 29th, 1922 (August 29 1922)EventTurkish forces set fire to Smyrna, in Asia Minor.
August 29th, 1918 (August 29 1918)EventBapaume taken by Australian Corps and Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days Offensive
August 29th, 1915 (August 29 1915)EventUS Navy salvage divers raise F-4, first U.S. submarine sunk in accident.
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, 1898 (August 29 1898)EventThe Goodyear tire company is founded.
August 29th, 1895 (August 29 1895)EventThe formation of the Northern Rugby Union at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England.
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, 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, 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, 1861 (August 29 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
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, 1786 (August 29 1786)EventShays Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens.
August 29th, 1756 (August 29 1756)EventFrederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years War.
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, 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, 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, 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, 0708 (August 29 0708)EventCopper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).

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