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29th of August 0708 EVENT Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
29th of August 1350 EVENT Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
29th of August 1475 EVENT The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between France and England.
29th of August 1498 EVENT Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Portugal.
29th of August 1521 EVENT The Ottoman Turks capture Nandorfehervar, now known as Belgrade.
29th of August 1526 EVENT Battle of Mohacs: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
29th of August 1541 EVENT The Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom.
29th of August 1655 EVENT Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.
29th of August 1756 EVENT Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years' War.
29th of August 1758 EVENT The first American Indian Reservation is established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey.
29th of August 1786 EVENT Shays' Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens.
29th of August 1825 EVENT Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
29th of August 1831 EVENT Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
29th of August 1833 EVENT The United Kingdom legislates the abolition of slavery in its empire.
29th of August 1842 EVENT Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.
29th of August 1861 EVENT American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
29th of August 1869 EVENT The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, making it the world's first rack railway.
29th of August 1871 EVENT 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).
29th of August 1885 EVENT Gottlieb Daimler patents the world's first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen
29th of August 1898 EVENT The Goodyear tire company is founded.
29th of August 1903 EVENT The Russian battleship Slava, the last of the five Borodino-class battleships, is launched.
29th of August 1907 EVENT The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
29th of August 1910 EVENT Japan changes Korea's name to Chosen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.
29th of August 1911 EVENT Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
29th of August 1915 EVENT US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk in accident.
29th of August 1916 EVENT The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act.
29th of August 1918 EVENT Bapaume taken by the New Zealand Division in the Hundred Days Offensive
29th of August 1922 EVENT Turkish forces set fire to Smyrna in Asia Minor.
29th of August 1930 EVENT The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
29th of August 1943 EVENT German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy; Germany dissolves the Danish government.
29th of August 1944 EVENT Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis.
29th of August 1949 EVENT Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.
29th of August 1958 EVENT United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
29th of August 1966 EVENT The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
29th of August 1970 EVENT Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Ruben Salazar.
29th of August 1982 EVENT The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
29th of August 1991 EVENT Libero Grassi, an Italian businessman from Palermo is killed by the Mafia after taking a solitary stand against their extortion demands.
29th of August 1991 EVENT Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.
29th of August 1996 EVENT Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Vnukovo Airlines Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.
29th of August 1997 EVENT At least 98 villagers are killed by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
29th of August 2003 EVENT 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.
29th of August 2005 EVENT Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $80 billion in damage.
29th of August 2007 EVENT 2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident: six US cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads are flown without proper authorization from Minot Air Force Base to Barksdale Air Force Base.
29th of August 1619 BIRTHDAY Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of finance (d. 1683)
29th of August 1628 BIRTHDAY John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)
29th of August 1632 BIRTHDAY John Locke, English philosopher (d. 1704)
29th of August 1694 BIRTHDAY Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Luneburg (d. 1715)
29th of August 1725 BIRTHDAY Charles Townshend, English politician (d. 1767)
29th of August 1728 BIRTHDAY Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1797)
29th of August 1756 BIRTHDAY Jan Sniadecki, Polish mathematician (d. 1830)
29th of August 1756 BIRTHDAY Heinrich Graf von Bellegarde, Austrian field marshal and statesman (d. 1845)
29th of August 1777 BIRTHDAY Nikita Yakovlevich Bichurin, founder of Sinology (d. 1853)
29th of August 1780 BIRTHDAY Jean Ingres, French painter (d. 1867)
29th of August 1805 BIRTHDAY Frederick Maurice, English theologian (d. 1872)
29th of August 1809 BIRTHDAY Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician and writer (d. 1894)
29th of August 1810 BIRTHDAY Juan Bautista Alberdi, Argentinian politician, writer and Constitution main promoter (d. 1884)
29th of August 1811 BIRTHDAY Henry Bergh, founder of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (d. 1888)
29th of August 1842 BIRTHDAY Alfred Shaw, English cricketer (d. 1907)
29th of August 1843 BIRTHDAY David B. Hill, Governor of New York (d. 1910)
29th of August 1844 BIRTHDAY Edward Carpenter, English poet (d. 1929)
29th of August 1857 BIRTHDAY Sandford Schultz, English cricketer (d. 1937)
29th of August 1862 BIRTHDAY Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet Nobel laureate (d. 1949)
29th of August 1862 BIRTHDAY Andrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1928)
29th of August 1871 BIRTHDAY Albert Lebrun, French politician (d. 1950)
29th of August 1876 BIRTHDAY Charles F. Kettering, American inventor (d. 1958)
29th of August 1876 BIRTHDAY Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (d. 1949)
29th of August 1898 BIRTHDAY Preston Sturges, American filmmaker (d. 1959)
29th of August 1901 BIRTHDAY Aurele Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
29th of August 1904 BIRTHDAY Werner Forssmann, German physician Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
29th of August 1905 BIRTHDAY Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish pacifist (d. 1941)
29th of August 1905 BIRTHDAY Dhyan Chand, Indian hockey player (d. 1979)
29th of August 1910 BIRTHDAY Vivien Thomas, African American surgeon (d. 1985)
29th of August 1912 BIRTHDAY Barry Sullivan, American actor (d. 1994)
29th of August 1912 BIRTHDAY Sohn Kee-chung, Korean runner (d. 2002)
29th of August 1912 BIRTHDAY Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian/Polish cinematographer
29th of August 1913 BIRTHDAY Len Butterfield, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1999)
29th of August 1915 BIRTHDAY Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (d. 1982)
29th of August 1915 BIRTHDAY Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist (d. 1985)
29th of August 1916 BIRTHDAY George Montgomery, American actor (d. 2000)
29th of August 1916 BIRTHDAY Luther Davis, American playwright (d. 2008)
29th of August 1917 BIRTHDAY Isabel Sanford, American actress (d. 2004)
29th of August 1920 BIRTHDAY Charlie Parker, American musician (d. 1955)
29th of August 1922 BIRTHDAY Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic (d. 2008)
29th of August 1923 BIRTHDAY Hiralal Gaekwad, Indian cricketer
29th of August 1923 BIRTHDAY Richard Attenborough, English film director
29th of August 1923 BIRTHDAY Marmaduke Hussey, BBC Chairman (d. 2006)
29th of August 1924 BIRTHDAY Consuelo Velazquez, Mexican songwriter (d. 2005)
29th of August 1924 BIRTHDAY Dinah Washington, American singer (d. 1963)
29th of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Helene Ahrweiler, Greek Byzantinologist
29th of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Maria Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer
29th of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Betty Lynn, American actress
29th of August 1927 BIRTHDAY Jimmy C. Newman, American Country and Western and Cajun Singer.
29th of August 1928 BIRTHDAY Charles Gray, English actor (d. 2000)
29th of August 1928 BIRTHDAY Herbert Meier, Swiss writer
29th of August 1929 BIRTHDAY Thom Gunn, British poet (d. 2004)
29th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Jacques Bouchard, Canadian advertising executive (d. 2006)
29th of August 1931 BIRTHDAY Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (d. 2001)
29th of August 1931 BIRTHDAY Lise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist
29th of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Arnold Koller, Swiss Federal Councilor
29th of August 1934 BIRTHDAY John Guy, New Zealand cricketer
29th of August 1934 BIRTHDAY Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor and director (d. 2004)
29th of August 1935 BIRTHDAY William Friedkin, American film director
29th of August 1935 BIRTHDAY Laszlo Garai, Hungarian scientist, psychologist
29th of August 1936 BIRTHDAY John McCain, American politician
29th of August 1937 BIRTHDAY James Florio, American politician
29th of August 1938 BIRTHDAY Elliott Gould, American actor
29th of August 1938 BIRTHDAY Christian Muller, German footballer
29th of August 1938 BIRTHDAY Robert Rubin, United States Secretary of the Treasury 1995 : 1999
29th of August 1939 BIRTHDAY Joel Schumacher, American film director
29th of August 1940 BIRTHDAY Gary Gabelich, American race car driver (d. 1984)
29th of August 1940 BIRTHDAY James Brady, American White House Press Secretary and gun control activist
29th of August 1941 BIRTHDAY Robin Leach, English television host
29th of August 1942 BIRTHDAY James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
29th of August 1942 BIRTHDAY John Heuser, Electron microscopist
29th of August 1943 BIRTHDAY Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photojournalist (d. 1996)
29th of August 1945 BIRTHDAY Wyomia Tyus, American athlete
29th of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Bob Beamon, American long jumper
29th of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Dimitris Christofias, Cypriot politician and sixth President of the Republic of Cyprus
29th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Temple Grandin, American animal welfare and autism expert
29th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY James Hunt, English racing driver (d. 1993)
29th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Werner Kaiser, German footballer
29th of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Doug DeCinces, American baseball player
29th of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Dave Reichert, American politician and sheriff
29th of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Frank Henenlotter, American director
29th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Karen Hesse, American children's writer
29th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Dave Malone, American rock guitarist
29th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Deborah Van Valkenburgh, American actress
29th of August 1953 BIRTHDAY James Quesada, Nicaraguan/American anthropologist
29th of August 1954 BIRTHDAY Michael P. Kube-McDowell, American science fiction novelist
29th of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Diamanda Galas, American singer
29th of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Jacob Lew, American government official
29th of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Frank Hoste, Belgian cyclist
29th of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Mark Morris, American choreographer
29th of August 1956 BIRTHDAY GG Allin, American rock singer (d. 1993)
29th of August 1957 BIRTHDAY Jerry D. Bailey, American racing jockey
29th of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Michael Jackson, American pop singer (d. 2009)
29th of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Lenny Henry, British writer, comedian and actor
29th of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor
29th of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Ernesto Rodrigues, Portuguese composer
29th of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Timothy Perry Shriver, member of the Kennedy Family
29th of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Rebecca De Mornay, American actress
29th of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut
29th of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Stephen Wolfram, British physicist and mathematician
29th of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Todd English, American chef
29th of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Tony MacAlpine, American guitarist
29th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Carsten Fischer, German field-hockey player
29th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Rodney McCray, American basketball player
29th of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Ian James Corlett, Canadian voice actor
29th of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Carl Banks, American football player
29th of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese composer
29th of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer
29th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Will Perdue, American basketball player
29th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Dina Spybey, American actress
29th of August 1966 BIRTHDAY Jorn Grosskopf, German footballer
29th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Jiri Ruzek, Czech photographer
29th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Anton Newcombe, American musician (The Brian Jonestown Massacre)
29th of August 1968 BIRTHDAY Me'Shell NdegeOcello, American singer
29th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player
29th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Chris Daughtry, American Idol contestant
29th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Carla Gugino, American actress
29th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Henry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player
29th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Bae Yong Joon, South Korean actor
29th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Olivier Jacque, motorcyclist
29th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Adam Sessler, American TV show host
29th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Kumi Tanioka, Japanese composer
29th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Juan Diego Botto, Argentine-Spanish actor
29th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Dante Basco, Filipino/American actor
29th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Stephen Carr, Irish footballer
29th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Kevin Kaesviharn, American football player
29th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer
29th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Pablo Mastroeni, American soccer player
29th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Aaron Rowand, American baseball player
29th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY John Patrick O'Brien, American footballer
29th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Roy Oswalt, American baseball player
29th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Devean George, American basketball player
29th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Charlie Pickering, Australian comedian
29th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Jo Weil, German actor
29th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer
29th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Ryan Shealy, American baseball player
29th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Stijn Devolder, Belgian cyclist
29th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY David Desrosiers, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
29th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Chris Simms, American football player
29th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY David West, American basketball player
29th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor
29th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Mohammad Sheikh, Kenyan cricketer
29th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Lanny Barbie, Canadian pornographic actress
29th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Genevieve Jeanson, French Canadian cyclist
29th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Jay Ryan (Jay Bunyan), Australian actor
29th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Dennis Oh, Korean-American actor
29th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Carlos Delfino, Argentine basketball player
29th of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Alexander Hug, German rugby player
29th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Jeffrey Licon, American actor
29th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Marc Rzepczynski, American baseball player
29th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Lea Michele, American actress and singer
29th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Lauren Collins, Canadian actress
29th of August 1987 BIRTHDAY Tony Kane, Irish footballer
29th of August 1990 BIRTHDAY Nicole Anderson, American actress
29th of August 1992 BIRTHDAY Mallu Magalhaes, Brazilian singer-songwriter
29th of August 0886 DEATH Basil I, Byzantine Emperor (Born 811)
29th of August 1093 DEATH Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (Born 1057)
29th of August 1123 DEATH King Eystein I of Norway (Born c. 1088)
29th of August 1395 DEATH Duke Albert III of Austria (Born 1349)
29th of August 1442 DEATH John VI, Duke of Brittany (Born 1389)
29th of August 1526 DEATH King Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia (killed in battle) (Born 1506)
29th of August 1542 DEATH Cristovao da Gama, Portuguese soldier (Born c. 1516)
29th of August 1657 DEATH John Lilburne, English dissenter (Born 1614)
29th of August 1712 DEATH Gregory King, English statistician (Born 1648)
29th of August 1769 DEATH Edmund Hoyle, English author and teacher (Born 1672)
29th of August 1780 DEATH Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (Born 1713)
29th of August 1799 DEATH Pope Pius VI (Born 1717)
29th of August 1844 DEATH Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (Born 1762)
29th of August 1856 DEATH Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (Born 1778)
29th of August 1866 DEATH Tokugawa Iemochi, 14th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan (Born 1846)
29th of August 1877 DEATH Brigham Young, American religious leader and western settler (Born 1801)
29th of August 1889 DEATH Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (Born 1815)
29th of August 1891 DEATH Pierre Lallement, inventor of the bicycle (Born 1843)
29th of August 1904 DEATH Murad V, Ottoman Sultan (Born 1840)
29th of August 1930 DEATH William Archibald Spooner, English writer (Born 1844)
29th of August 1931 DEATH David T. Abercrombie, Abercrombie & Fitch founder (Born 1867)
29th of August 1935 DEATH Queen Astrid of Belgium (Born 1905)
29th of August 1946 DEATH Grigory Semyonov, Russian counter-revolutionary (executed) (Born 1890)
29th of August 1946 DEATH Adolphus Busch III, American brewing magnate and President and CEO of the Anheuser-Busch Company (Born 1891)
29th of August 1951 DEATH Sydney Chapman, British economist and civil servant (Born 1871)
29th of August 1966 DEATH Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian theoretician (Born 1906)
29th of August 1968 DEATH Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier and planner (Born 1881)
29th of August 1971 DEATH Nathan Leopold, American convicted murderer (Leopold and Loeb) (Born 1904)
29th of August 1972 DEATH Lale Andersen, German singer (Born 1905)
29th of August 1975 DEATH Eamon de Valera, first Taoiseach and third President of Ireland (Born 1882)
29th of August 1976 DEATH Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (Born 1899)
29th of August 1976 DEATH Jimmy Reed, American blues singer (Born 1925)
29th of August 1977 DEATH Jean Hagen, American actress (Born 1923)
29th of August 1977 DEATH Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver (Born 1945)
29th of August 1981 DEATH Lowell Thomas, American writer and broadcaster (Born 1892)
29th of August 1982 DEATH Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Born 1915)
29th of August 1983 DEATH Simon Oakland, American actor (Born 1915)
29th of August 1984 DEATH Muhammad Naguib, Egyptian statesman (Born 1901)
29th of August 1985 DEATH Evelyn Ankers, English actress (Born 1918)
29th of August 1987 DEATH Lee Marvin, American actor (Born 1924)
29th of August 1987 DEATH Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (Born 1914)
29th of August 1989 DEATH Peter Scott, English explorer, naturalist, and painter (Born 1909)
29th of August 1991 DEATH Libero Grassi, Italian businessman killed by the Mafia (Born 1924)
29th of August 1992 DEATH Felix Guattari, French philosopher and social theorist (Born 1930)
29th of August 1992 DEATH Teddy Turner, comedian (Born 1917)
29th of August 1995 DEATH Frank Perry, American film director (Born 1930)
29th of August 2000 DEATH Willie Maddren, English footballer (Born 1951)
29th of August 2001 DEATH Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks), TV and radio star (Born 1952)
29th of August 2001 DEATH Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor (Born 1926)
29th of August 2002 DEATH Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (Born 1920)
29th of August 2003 DEATH Patrick Procktor, English artist (Born 1936)
29th of August 2003 DEATH Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (Born 1939)
29th of August 2003 DEATH Michel Constantin, French film actor (Born 1924)
29th of August 2004 DEATH Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (Born 1942)
29th of August 2007 DEATH Pierre Messmer, French politician and Prime Minister (Born 1916)
29th of August 2007 DEATH Richard Jewell, central figure in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing (Born 1962)
29th of August 2007 DEATH Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (Born 1920)
29th of August 2007 DEATH James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand industrialist (Born 1914)
29th of August 2008 DEATH Geoffrey Perkins, British comedy producer (Born 1953)
29th of August 2008 DEATH Michael Schoenberg, Geophysicist (Born 1939)

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