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Historical Events In August - 29

Friday, 18 September 2020

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

1938  On this day in history the birth of Elliot Gould, American actor  

1939  Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II on August - 29.  

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 August - 29.  

1941  On August - 29 henri Louis, French officer/resistance fighter, executed at 40  

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

1943  On August - 29 denmark scuttles their warships so as not to be taken by Germany  

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

1945  British liberate Hong Kong from Japan on August - 29.  

1946  On this day in history j E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed  

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

1949  On August - 29 uSSR explodes its first atomic bomb  

1949  On August - 29 uSSR performs first nuclear test  

1950  Intl Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany & Japan in '52 on this day in history.  

1953  On August - 29 uSSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb  

1953  KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting on August - 29.  

1954  On this day in history sF International Airport (SFO) opens  

1956  On this day in history french govt routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis  

1957  On this day in history congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957  

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 August - 29.  

1958  Air Force Academy opens on this day in history.  

1958  Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colo on August - 29.  

1960  Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack on this day in history.  

1960  Alexander Gauge, actor (Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 46 on this day in history.  

1964  On August - 29 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  On this day in history walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released  

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

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

1966  On this day in history beatles last public concert, (Candlestick Park, SF)  

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  Final TV episode of "The Fugitive" on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 29

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1387  On August - 29 birth of henry V, king of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19)  

1434  Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator was born on August - 29.  

1476  Kano Motonobu, Kyoto Japan, co-founder (Kano school of painting) was born on this day in history.  

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

1632  On August - 29 birth of john Locke, England, empiricist philosopher; disproved substance  


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

1093  Death of Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1057) on this day in history.  

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 August - 29.  

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 August - 29.  

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