What happened this day in history August 29

What are the important events that happened on August 29? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 29: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 29 is the 241st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 124 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 16, 2021 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 452,832 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatetracontahenagon’ day.

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Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 156 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,173 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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August 29 Historical Events

  • 708
    Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
  • 1350
    Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
  • 1521
    The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár, now known as Belgrade.
  • 1756
    Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years’ War.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: British and American forces battle indecisively at the Battle of Rhode Island.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
  • 1910
    The Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, also known as the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, becomes effective, officially starting the period of Japanese rule in Korea.
  • 1922
    The first radio advertisement is broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City.
  • 1941
    Tallinn, the Capital of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.
  • 1944
    Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis.

Who were born on August 29?

  • 1928
    Herbert Meier, Swiss writer
  • 1929
    Thom Gunn, British poet (d. 2004)
  • 1935
    William Friedkin, American film director
  • 1942
    James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
  • 1950
    Frank Henenlotter, American director
  • 1963
    Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer
  • 1973
    Adam Sessler, American TV show host
  • 1976
    Stephen Carr, Irish footballer
  • 1980
    Mohammad Sheikh, Kenyan cricketer
  • 1982
    Carlos Delfino, Argentine basketball player

Who died on August 29?

  • 886
    Basil I, Byzantine Emperor (b. 811)
  • 1093
    Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)
  • 1533
    Atahualpa, Inca emperor (b. 1497)
  • 1749
    Matthias Bel, Hungarian polymath (b. 1684)
  • 1769
    Edmund Hoyle, English author and teacher (b. 1672)
  • 1935
    Queen Astrid of the Belgians (b. 1905)
  • 1946
    Grigory Semyonov, Russian counter-revolutionary (executed) (b. 1890)
  • 1977
    Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver (b. 1945)
  • 1995
    Frank Perry, American film director (b. 1930)
  • 2001
    Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor (b. 1926)

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