Historical Events In August - 29
Wednesday, 03 March 2021
1664 Adriaen Pieck/Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam on this day in history.
1686 On August - 29 wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, composer
1708 Haverhill, Mass destroyed by French & Indians on this day in history.
1708 On August - 29 english troops occupy Menorca & Sardinia
1712 On August - 29 gregory King, English statistician (law of King), dies at 63
1738 On August - 29 georg Reuter, composer, dies at 81
1742 On August - 29 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 On this day in history england & France meet in war
1758 On this day in history first indian reservation established
1758 On August - 29 new Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation
1758 Gerard Van Wage, historian, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1769 Edmond Hoyle, games expert, dies (birth date unknown) on this day in history.
1773 Raphael G Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music) on this day in history.
1776 On August - 29 americans withdraw from Manhattan to Westchester
1780 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather) on August - 29.
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 August - 29.
1793 On August - 29 slaves in French colony of St Domingue (Haiti) freed
1799 On this day in history pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71
1808 On August - 29 hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer
1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Cambridge MA, physician/author (Old Ironsides) on this day in history.
1810 Over 600 prostitutes counted in Lower Canada (must be the cold winters) on this day in history.
1811 On this day in history henry Bergh, 1st president of SPCA
1815 On this day in history anna Ella Carroll, US, civil war writer (Reconstruction)
1821 Horace Coignet, composer, dies at 86 on August - 29.
1825 On this day in history portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
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 On August - 29 1st white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win