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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  

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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  On August - 29 birth of janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator  

1476  Kano Motonobu, Kyoto Japan, co-founder (Kano school of painting) was born on August - 29.  

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  John Locke, England, empiricist philosopher; disproved substance was born on August - 29.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 29

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0029  On August - 29 death of john the Baptist, beheaded  

0886  On August - 29 basilius I, the Macedonier, Byzantine emperor (867-886), dies  

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 this day in history.  

1395  On August - 29 death of duke Albert III of Austria (b. 1349)  

1442  On this day in history 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  Louis II, King of Hungary/Bohemia, dies in accident at 20 on August - 29.  

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