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Historical Events In August - 29

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

1937  On August - 29 phila A's Bob Johnson is 2nd to get 6 RBIs in an inning (1st)  

1938  The birth of Elliot Gould, American actor on this day in history.  

1939  On August - 29 chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II  

1940  7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567) on this day in history.  

1940  On August - 29 arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77  

1941  German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children on this day in history.  

1941  Henri Louis, French officer/resistance fighter, executed at 40 on this day in history.  

1942  On August - 29 american Jewish conference meets in New York to discuss agenda of Jewish Unity (Rescue vs. Zionist program).  

1943  Denmark scuttles their warships so as not to be taken by Germany on August - 29.  

1944  On August - 29 15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees  

1945  On this day in history british liberate Hong Kong from Japan  

1946  J E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed on this day in history.  

1947  Constantine Tsaldaris follows Maximos as Greece premier on this day in history.  

1949  On this day in history uSSR explodes its first atomic bomb  

1949  USSR performs first nuclear test on August - 29.  

1950  Intl Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany & Japan in '52 on August - 29.  

1953  On August - 29 uSSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb  

1953  KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

1954  SF International Airport (SFO) opens on this day in history.  

1956  French govt routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis on August - 29.  

1957  Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957 on August - 29.  

1957  On August - 29 strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights  

1957  US Senator Strom Thurmond talks nonstop for 24 hours, 18 minutes to filibuster a civil rights bill on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history air Force Academy opens  

1958  On this day in history air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colo  

1960  Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack on August - 29.  

1960  On August - 29 alexander Gauge, actor (Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 46  

1964  On this day in history uSS Boxer and two LSD's arrived off the coast of Hispaniola to give medical aid and helicopter evacuation services to people in areas of Haiti and the Dominican Republic badly damaged by Hurricane Cleo.  

1964  Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released on August - 29.  

1965  On this day in history astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5  

1965  Gemini V, with astronauts Charles ("Pete") Conrad and Gordon Cooper aboard, splashes down after eight days of orbiting the Earth on August - 29.  

1966  Beatles last public concert, (Candlestick Park, SF) on August - 29.  

1966  On this day in history the Beatles make what would utimately be their last live performance with a show at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.  

1967  On August - 29 final TV episode of "The Fugitive"  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 29

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1387  On this day in history birth of henry V, king of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19)  

1434  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1609  Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna) was born on this day in history.  

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  


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 this day in history death of hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)  

1123  On August - 29 death of king Eystein I of Norway (b. ca. 1088)  

1395  On this day in history death of duke Albert III of Austria (b. 1349)  

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

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