Historical Events In August - 29
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
1996 A Russian plane carrying coal miners to work at a remote arctic island smashes into a mountain top, killing all 41 people aboard in the worst air disaster on Norwegian soil on this day in history.
1997 DVD's outsell Laserdiscs in the U.S on August - 29.
1997 On this day in history the Japanese Supreme Court rules the government acted illegally when it deleted from a history textbook references to Japan's deadly experiments on Chinese during World War II.
1998 On this day in history a Cuban airplane bursts into flames and crashes during takeoff from Quito, Ecuador, killing 79 people.
2005 At least 1,604 are killed, and severe damage is caused along the U.S. Gulf Coast, as Hurricane Katrina strikes the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coastal areas on this day in history.
2012 Georgian hostage crisis results in 3 police officers and 10 militants being killed on August - 29.
2013 41 people are killed and 33 are injured in a bus accident in Kenya on this day in history.
2014 On this day in history senegal is 5th country hit by Ebola
2017 Hurricane Harvey sets rainfall record (51.88 inches in Cedar Bayou) from a tropical cyclone in continental US, according to US National Weather Service on this day in history.
2017 US President Donald Trump visits flood affected Texas on this day in history.
2017 On August - 29 monsoon rains in Mumbai cause chaos closing schools and airports
2018 Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers signs NFL record contract extension with the Green Bay Packers; 4 years worth $134m rising to a possible $180m with a record $103m in guarantees on this day in history.
2018 On August - 29 john McCain is only the third person to lie in state at the Arizona state capital rotunda in Phoenix
2018 On this day in history germany hands back human remains of Namibian Herero and Nama people murdered during 1904-08 genocide at church service in Berlin
2018 On August - 29 russian President Vladimir Putin announces new retirement ages, 60 for women, 65 for men in TV address, amid protests
2018 Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond resigns from the Scottish National Party amid sexual abuse allegatuons on August - 29.