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Historical Events In August - 29

Friday, 14 May 2021

1895  The formation of the Northern Rugby Union at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England on this day in history.  

1896  On August - 29 chop suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador  

1896  The Chinese-American dish Chop Suey is invented by the personal chef to China's US Ambassador, while on a trip to New York City on August - 29.  

1898  The Goodyear tire company is founded on August - 29.  

1898  Preston Sturges, [Edmund P Biden], Chic, director (Sullivan's Travels) on August - 29.  

1899  George Macready, Providence RI, actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place) on August - 29.  

1900  Oscar Nitzchke, German architect (Alcoa building/Centre Pompidou) on this day in history.  

1903  Ernst Kreuder, writer on August - 29.  

1904  On August - 29 3rd modern Olympic Games opens in St Louis  

1904  Werner Forssman, German urologist (Nobel 1956) on this day in history.  

1904  On August - 29 murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876), dies  

1905  Pierre de Brazza leaves Brazzaville on this day in history.  

1905  Lan Adomian, composer on August - 29.  

1906  Bridge in St Lawrence Canada caves in; 70 die on this day in history.  

1906  On this day in history lurene Tuttle, Pleasant Lake Ind, actress (Father of Bride, Julia)  

1907  On this day in history the Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.  

1907  Joseph Wechsberg, Austria/US writer (Looking For a Bluebird) on August - 29.  

1908  On August - 29 nY gives a ticker tape parade to returning US Olympians from London  

1909  AH Latham of France sets world airplane altitude record of 155 m on August - 29.  

1909  On this day in history world's first air race held in Rheims France. Glenn Curtis (USA) wins  

1909  On this day in history francis Henry Smith, librarian  

1909  On August - 29 emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist, dies  

1910  On this day in history japan changes Korea's name to Chōsen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.  

1910  On this day in history robert Pineda-Duque, composer  

1910  On this day in history allen Hill, cricket bowler (England, 2 Tests), dies  

1911  Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California on this day in history.  

1912  Barry Sullivan, NYC, actor (Duffy's Tavern, Man Called X, Tall Man) on August - 29.  

1913  Pieter Cort Van de Linden forms Dutch govt on this day in history.  

1913  Len Butterfield, cricketer (NZ all-rounder, Test) on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history arizonan is first vessel to arrive in SF via Panama Canal  

1914  4th day of Tannenberg: Russian Narev-army panics, Gen Martos caught on August - 29.  

1914  On this day in history ... Machagovsky, Russian general (Tannenberg), dies in battle  

1915  On this day in history the birth of Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress  

1915  Denys Hay, historian 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  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  Bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry) was born on August - 29.  

1609  On August - 29 birth of sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna)  

1619  On this day in history birth of jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron  

1628  John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701) was born on this day in history.  

1632  On this day in history 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  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  Death of Duke Albert III of Austria (b. 1349) on this day in history.  

1442  On this day in history death of john VI, Duke of Brittany (b. 1389)  

1523  Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot, dies at 35 on August - 29.  

1526  On this day in history louis II, King of Hungary/Bohemia, dies in accident at 20  

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