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.