August 29 in History – What happened on 29 August in Past

29 August - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on August 29, the day number in a year is 241 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 242. August 29 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

August 29 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1475After an invasion by England and the Duchy of Burgundy, Francesigned the Treaty of Picquigny with England, freeing Louis XI to dealwith the threat posed by Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy.
1526Ottoman–Hungarian Wars-Louis II, the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia, died after his army was defeated by Ottomanforces led by Suleiman the Magnificent at the Battle of Mohács.
1612The British defeated the Portuguese at the Battle of Surat.
1640Bishops' Wars-Scottish Covenanter forces led by Alexander Leslie defeated the English army near Newburn, England.
1728The city of Nucle was established as Fort Gate-Hub by Royal Governor Claus Parc in Greenland.
1742Edmund Hole published his "short treatise" on the card game Whist.
1756The invasion of Persia's Frederick II Saxony began a seven-year war on the continent.
1786Led by Daniel Shays, disgruntled farmers in WesternMassachusetts, US, angered by high tax burdens and disenfranchisement,started Shays' Rebellion.
1797Massacre of Tranent: British soldiers attack protesters against enforced recruitment to militia in Trent, Scotland, killing 12 people.
1825Portugal recognized the independence of Brazil.
1831Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction, leadingto the formation of Faraday's law of induction.
1831Michael Faraday of Britain performed the Elektr Transformer for the first time.
1833The British Slave Abolition Act took the form of law.
1833The British Parliament called for Factory Acts to limit child labor.
1842Great Britain and China signed the Treaty of Nanking.
1842Great Britain and China signed the Treaty of Nanning, the opium war ended.
1844The Indians won the first white-Indian lacrosse game in Montreal.
1850German composer Richard Wagner's romantic opera Lohengrin,containing the Bridal Chorus, was first performed under the direction ofFranz Liszt in Weimar, present-day Germany.
1885Gottlieb Daimler patented the world's first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen.
1905Major Hockey player Major Dhyanchand was born in Allahabad. He participated in three Olympic Games and played a key role in bringing gold to the team.
1922The first radio advertisement is broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City.
1925The Maffire Hotel opened in St. Louis City, Missouri.
1929Sefd massacre in 1929; In which 18–20 Jews were killed by Palestinian Arabs in Sefd.
1930The last 36 residents of St Kilda, Scotland, now a UNESCO WorldHeritage Site for its natural and cultural qualities, voluntarilyevacuated to Morvern.
1937Toyota Motors, now Japan's largest automobile manufacturer, wasspun off from Toyota Industries as an independent company.
1941The German instjkamando killed 1469 Jewish children in Russia.
1949The Soviet Union successfully conducted its first nuclearweapons test, exploding the 22-kiloton RDS-1.
1949One of the top scientists of India. Radhakrishnan was born.
1953The then Soviet Russia detonated the first hydrogen bomb.
1957The Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, 1957.
1958Famous pop singer Michael Jackson was born.
1963During a large political rally in Washington, D.C., MartinLuther King, Jr. delivered his 'I Have a Dream' speech from the steps ofthe Lincoln Memorial, describing his desire for a future where blacksand whites would coexist harmoniously as equals.
1968Crown Prince Harald of Norway married Sona Harlesson for 9 years in Oslo.
1984Followers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh deliberately contaminatedsalad bars in The Dalles, Oregon with salmonella, the first and singlelargest bioterrorist attack in United States history.
1991Italian businessman Libero Grassi was killed by the SicilianMafia after taking a public stand against their extortion demands.
1996All 141 people aboard the Vanukovo Airlines crash in the Spitsbergen hill of the Arctic island.
1996US President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore were renamed at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
2003NASA's flawed work culture was blamed for the Columbia spacecraft crash.
2005Storm surges of Hurricane Katrina caused multiple breaches inlevees around New Orleans, flooding about 80% of the city andsurrounding areas for weeks.
2006Three more men are accused in London regarding the acts of terrorism over the alleged 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot, raising the total number of suspects involved to eleven.
2007NASA’s internal investigation regarding the heavy drinking among astronauts before missions finds no evidence.
2008Georgia cuts diplomatic ties with Russia following Russian recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
2010Sumatra's Sinabung volcano explodes for the first time in 400 years, killing one and causing Indonesian citizens to evacuate in huge numbers.
2011The floods in northern India cause disruption in transport services in Mumbai and 15 isolated villages in Maharashtra state.
2012Brazilian researchers claim that the banana spider venom, in some cases, can help relieve erectile dysfunctions in less than 20 minutes.
2012At least 26 Chinese workers were killed and 21 went missing in the Siaojiawan coal mine explosion in Sichuan province in China.
2013The head of the Indian Mujahideen (IM), YasinBhatkal, is convicted.
2014Ebola spreads to Senegal when a 21-year-old man becomes the first reported case, due to his recent contact with Ebola victims from Guinea.

Famous Birthdays of August 29:

YearName / Profession / Country
1947James Hunt / Racing Car Driver / United Kingdom
1905Major Dhyanchand / Player / India
1966Jörn Großkopf / Footballer / Germany
1955Diamanda Galás / Writer / United States of America
1933Sorel Etrog / Painter / Romania
1959Ramón Díaz / Footballer / Argentina
1947Temple Grandin / Academic / United States of America
1969Jennifer Crittenden / Writer / United States of America
1862Maurice Maeterlinck / Poet / Belgium
1946Giorgio Orsoni / Lawyer / Italy
1777Hyacinth / Religious Leader / Russia
1990Patrick van Aanholt / Footballer / Netherlands
1946Demetris Christofias / Politician / Cyprus
1935Hugo Brandt Corstius / Author / Netherlands
1977John Patrick O'Brien / Footballer / United States of America
1887Jivraj Narayan Mehta / Politician / India
1929Thom Gunn / Poet / United States of America
1954Michael P. Kube-McDowell / Author / United States of America
1926Donn Fendler / Author / United States of America
1917Isabel Sanford / Actress / United States of America
1321John of Artois / Soldier / France
1946Francine D. Blau / Academic / United States of America
1924Dinah Washington / Singer / United States of America
1910Vivien Thomas / Surgeon / United States of America
1912Sohn Kee-chung / Runner / South Korea
1724Giovanni Battista Casti / Author / Italy
1756Jan Śniadecki / Mathematician / Poland
1961Rodney McCray / Basketball Player / United States of America
1959Timothy Shriver / Business Man / United States of America
1991Manasi Moghe / Model / India

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