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
Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár, now known as Belgrade.
Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years’ War.
American Revolutionary War: British and American forces battle indecisively at the Battle of Rhode Island.
American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
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.
The first radio advertisement is broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City.
Tallinn, the Capital of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.
Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis.
Who were born on August 29?
Herbert Meier, Swiss writer
Thom Gunn, British poet (d. 2004)
William Friedkin, American film director
James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
Frank Henenlotter, American director
Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer
Adam Sessler, American TV show host
Stephen Carr, Irish footballer
Mohammad Sheikh, Kenyan cricketer
Carlos Delfino, Argentine basketball player
Who died on August 29?
Basil I, Byzantine Emperor (b. 811)
Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)
Atahualpa, Inca emperor (b. 1497)
Matthias Bel, Hungarian polymath (b. 1684)
Edmund Hoyle, English author and teacher (b. 1672)
Queen Astrid of the Belgians (b. 1905)
Grigory Semyonov, Russian counter-revolutionary (executed) (b. 1890)
Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver (b. 1945)
Frank Perry, American film director (b. 1930)
Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor (b. 1926)
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