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Historical Events In August - 29

Monday, 28 September 2020

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 August - 29.  

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

1742  Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist on August - 29.  

1756  On August - 29 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  On this day in history first indian reservation established  

1758  New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation on August - 29.  

1758  Gerard Van Wage, historian, dies at 75 on August - 29.  

1769  Edmond Hoyle, games expert, dies (birth date unknown) on this day in history.  

1773  On August - 29 raphael G Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music)  

1776  On August - 29 americans withdraw from Manhattan to Westchester  

1780  Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather) on this day in history.  

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 August - 29.  

1792  On August - 29 english warship Royal George capsizes in Spithead; kills 900  

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 this day in history.  

1808  Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer on this day in history.  

1809  On August - 29 oliver Wendell Holmes, Cambridge MA, physician/author (Old Ironsides)  

1810  Over 600 prostitutes counted in Lower Canada (must be the cold winters) on August - 29.  

1811  Henry Bergh, 1st president of SPCA on this day in history.  

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

1821  Horace Coignet, composer, dies at 86 on August - 29.  

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 August - 29.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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  Henry V, king of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19) was born on August - 29.  

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

1476  On this day in history birth of kano Motonobu, Kyoto Japan, co-founder (Kano school of painting)  

1561  On this day in history birth of bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry)  

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

1619  Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron was born on this day in history.  

1628  John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701) was born on August - 29.  

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

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

1093  On August - 29 death of hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)  

1123  Death of King Eystein I of Norway (b. ca. 1088) on August - 29.  

1395  Death of Duke Albert III of Austria (b. 1349) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history louis II, King of Hungary/Bohemia, dies in accident at 20  

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