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Historical Events In August - 29

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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

1938  On August - 29 the birth of Elliot Gould, American actor  

1939  On this day in history 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  Arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77 on August - 29.  

1941  On this day in history german Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children  

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 this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history 15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees  

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

1946  On August - 29 j E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed  

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

1949  USSR explodes its first atomic bomb on August - 29.  

1949  On this day in history uSSR performs first nuclear test  

1950  On August - 29 intl Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany & Japan in '52  

1953  USSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb on this day in history.  

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

1954  SF International Airport (SFO) opens on August - 29.  

1956  On August - 29 french govt routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis  

1957  On August - 29 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 this day in history.  

1958  Air Force Academy opens on August - 29.  

1958  Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colo on this day in history.  

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

1960  On this day in history alexander Gauge, actor (Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 46  

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 August - 29 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  On this day in history beatles last public concert, (Candlestick Park, SF)  

1966  The Beatles make what would utimately be their last live performance with a show at San Francisco's Candlestick Park on August - 29.  

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  Henry V, king of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19) was born on August - 29.  

1434  Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator was born on this day in history.  

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

1561  On August - 29 birth of bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry)  

1609  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of john Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)  

1632  John Locke, England, empiricist philosopher; disproved substance was born on August - 29.  


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  On August - 29 death of hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)  

1123  On this day in history death of king Eystein I of Norway (b. ca. 1088)  

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

1442  Death of John VI, Duke of Brittany (b. 1389) on this day in history.  

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

1526  Louis II, King of Hungary/Bohemia, dies in accident at 20 on August - 29.  

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