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Historical Events In August - 29

Sunday, 16 May 2021

1664  Adriaen Pieck/Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam on August - 29.  

1686  On August - 29 wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, composer  

1708  Haverhill, Mass destroyed by French & Indians on August - 29.  

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

1712  Gregory King, English statistician (law of King), dies at 63 on August - 29.  

1738  On this day in history georg Reuter, composer, dies at 81  

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

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

1756  England & France meet in war on this day in history.  

1758  First indian reservation established on this day in history.  

1758  New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation on this day in history.  

1758  Gerard Van Wage, historian, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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 August - 29.  

1780  On August - 29 jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather)  

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

1792  At least 900 die when the British warship Royal George sinks at Spithead while repairs are being carried out just below the waterline on this day in history.  

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

1793  On August - 29 slaves in French colony of St Domingue (Haiti) freed  

1799  Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1808  On this day in history hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer  

1809  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Cambridge MA, physician/author (Old Ironsides) on this day in history.  

1810  On August - 29 over 600 prostitutes counted in Lower Canada (must be the cold winters)  

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

1815  Anna Ella Carroll, US, civil war writer (Reconstruction) on this day in history.  

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

1825  Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil on August - 29.  

1831  On August - 29 michael Faraday demonstrates 1st electric transformer  

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 August - 29.  

1842  Alfred Shaw, cricketer (pioneering England Test bowler) on this day in history.  

1844  On August - 29 the first white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win  

1844  1st white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 29

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1387  On August - 29 birth of henry V, king of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19)  

1434  Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator was born on August - 29.  

1476  On August - 29 birth of kano Motonobu, Kyoto Japan, co-founder (Kano school of painting)  

1561  Bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry) was born on August - 29.  

1609  Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna) was born on this day in history.  

1619  Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron was born on August - 29.  

1628  John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701) was born on this day in history.  

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

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Famous Deaths In August - 29

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0029  On this day in history death of john the Baptist, beheaded  

0886  Basilius I, the Macedonier, Byzantine emperor (867-886), dies on this day in history.  

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 August - 29 ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot, dies at 35  

1526  Louis II, King of Hungary/Bohemia, dies in accident at 20 on August - 29.  

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