Historical Events In August - 29
Sunday, 27 September 2020
1664 Adriaen Pieck/Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam on this day in history.
1686 On this day in history wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, composer
1708 On August - 29 haverhill, Mass destroyed by French & Indians
1708 On this day in history english troops occupy Menorca & Sardinia
1712 On August - 29 gregory King, English statistician (law of King), dies at 63
1738 Georg Reuter, composer, dies at 81 on August - 29.
1742 Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist on this day in history.
1756 Prussian Emperor Frederick II attacks Saxony; beginning of the Seven Years War that will see the English capture Canada on this day in history.
1756 England & France meet in war on this day in history.
1758 First indian reservation established on August - 29.
1758 New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation on this day in history.
1758 On this day in history gerard Van Wage, historian, dies at 75
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 this day in history americans withdraw from Manhattan to Westchester
1780 On August - 29 jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather)
1786 On August - 29 shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass
1792 On August - 29 at least 900 die when the British warship Royal George sinks at Spithead while repairs are being carried out just below the waterline.
1792 On this day in history english warship Royal George capsizes in Spithead; kills 900
1793 Slaves in French colony of St Domingue (Haiti) freed on August - 29.
1799 Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71 on August - 29.
1808 On August - 29 hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer
1809 On August - 29 oliver Wendell Holmes, Cambridge MA, physician/author (Old Ironsides)
1810 Over 600 prostitutes counted in Lower Canada (must be the cold winters) on August - 29.
1811 On August - 29 henry Bergh, 1st president of SPCA
1815 Anna Ella Carroll, US, civil war writer (Reconstruction) on August - 29.
1821 On this day in history horace Coignet, composer, dies at 86
1825 On this day in history portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
1831 On August - 29 michael Faraday demonstrates 1st electric transformer
1842 On August - 29 treay Of Nanking, ceeding Hong Kong to Britain
1842 Gr Britain & China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war on this day in history.
1842 Alfred Shaw, cricketer (pioneering England Test bowler) on this day in history.
1844 On this day in history the first white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win
1844 On August - 29 1st white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win