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Historical Events In August - 29

Friday, 20 May 2022

1664  On this day in history adriaen Pieck/Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam  

1686  On August - 29 wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, composer  

1708  Haverhill, Mass destroyed by French & Indians on this day in history.  

1708  English troops occupy Menorca & Sardinia on this day in history.  

1712  On this day in history gregory King, English statistician (law of King), dies at 63  

1738  Georg Reuter, composer, dies at 81 on August - 29.  

1742  On this day in history edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist  

1756  Prussian Emperor Frederick II attacks Saxony; beginning of the Seven Years War that will see the English capture Canada on this day in history.  

1756  On August - 29 england & France meet in war  

1758  On this day in history first indian reservation established  

1758  On this day in history new Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation  

1758  On August - 29 gerard Van Wage, historian, dies at 75  

1769  Edmond Hoyle, games expert, dies (birth date unknown) on August - 29.  

1773  On this day in history raphael G Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music)  

1776  Americans withdraw from Manhattan to Westchester on this day in history.  

1780  On this day in history jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather)  

1786  Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass on August - 29.  

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

1792  English warship Royal George capsizes in Spithead; kills 900 on this day in history.  

1793  Slaves in French colony of St Domingue (Haiti) freed on August - 29.  

1799  Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71 on August - 29.  

1808  On August - 29 hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer  

1809  On this day in history oliver Wendell Holmes, Cambridge MA, physician/author (Old Ironsides)  

1810  Over 600 prostitutes counted in Lower Canada (must be the cold winters) on this day in history.  

1811  On August - 29 henry Bergh, 1st president of SPCA  

1815  Anna Ella Carroll, US, civil war writer (Reconstruction) on August - 29.  

1821  Horace Coignet, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1825  On this day in history portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.  

1831  Michael Faraday demonstrates 1st electric transformer on August - 29.  

1842  Treay Of Nanking, ceeding Hong Kong to Britain on this day in history.  

1842  Gr Britain & China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war on this day in history.  

1842  Alfred Shaw, cricketer (pioneering England Test bowler) on August - 29.  

1844  On this day in history the first white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win  

1844  On August - 29 1st white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 29

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1387  Henry V, king of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19) was born on this day in history.  

1434  On August - 29 birth of janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator  

1476  Kano Motonobu, Kyoto Japan, co-founder (Kano school of painting) was born on this day in history.  

1561  Bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry) was born on this day in history.  

1609  Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna) was born on August - 29.  

1619  On this day in history birth of jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron  

1628  On this day in history birth of john Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)  

1632  On August - 29 birth of john Locke, England, empiricist philosopher; disproved substance  

Famous Deaths In August - 29

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0029  Death of John the Baptist, beheaded on August - 29.  

0886  Basilius I, the Macedonier, Byzantine emperor (867-886), dies on August - 29.  

1093  Death of Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1057) on August - 29.  

1123  On this day in history death of king Eystein I of Norway (b. ca. 1088)  

1395  On August - 29 death of duke Albert III of Austria (b. 1349)  

1442  On August - 29 death of john VI, Duke of Brittany (b. 1389)  

1523  On this day in history ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot, dies at 35  

1526  On August - 29 louis II, King of Hungary/Bohemia, dies in accident at 20  

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