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Historical Events In August - 29

Friday, 03 July 2020

1664  Adriaen Pieck/Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam on this day in history.  

1686  Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, composer on August - 29.  

1708  On August - 29 haverhill, Mass destroyed by French & Indians  

1708  On this day in history english troops occupy Menorca & Sardinia  

1712  Gregory King, English statistician (law of King), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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  Prussian Emperor Frederick II attacks Saxony; beginning of the Seven Years War that will see the English capture Canada on August - 29.  

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

1758  First indian reservation established on this day in history.  

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

1758  On this day in history gerard Van Wage, historian, dies at 75  

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

1773  Raphael G Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music) on August - 29.  

1776  On this day in history americans withdraw from Manhattan to Westchester  

1780  Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather) on August - 29.  

1786  On this day in history shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass  

1792  On this day in history 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 August - 29.  

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

1809  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Cambridge MA, physician/author (Old Ironsides) on August - 29.  

1810  On this day in history over 600 prostitutes counted in Lower Canada (must be the cold winters)  

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

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 this day in history.  

1831  Michael Faraday demonstrates 1st electric transformer on this day in history.  

1842  On August - 29 treay Of Nanking, ceeding Hong Kong to Britain  

1842  On this day in history gr Britain & China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war  

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

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 August - 29.  

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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  On August - 29 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  On this day in history birth of sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna)  

1619  On August - 29 birth of jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron  

1628  On August - 29 birth of john Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)  

1632  John Locke, England, empiricist philosopher; disproved substance was born on this day in history.  

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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 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  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  Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot, dies at 35 on this day in history.  

1526  Louis II, King of Hungary/Bohemia, dies in accident at 20 on this day in history.  

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