This Day In History Aug 29

1025 Birth of Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)

1341 Death of King Leo V of Armenia (murdered) (b. 1309)

1481 Death of King Afonso V of Portugal (b. 1432)

1521 The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade

1542 Reinforced with at least 600 arquebusiers and cavalry, Imam Ahmad Gragn attacks the Portuguese camp in the Battle of Wofla. The Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama captured and afterwards executed.

1565 St. Augustine, Florida, established. It is the oldest surviving European settlement in the United States.

1592 Birth of George Villiers duke of Buckingham, royal minister to James I.

1609 Delaware Bay explored by Henry Hudson for the Netherlands.

1609 Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.

1612 Birth of Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653)

1619 Ferdinand II is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

1645 Death of Hugo Grotius, Dutch philosopher and writer (b. 1583)

1654 Death of Axel Oxenstierna, Lord High Chancellor of Sweden (b. 1583)

1655 New Amsterdam and Peter Stuyvesant bars Jews from military service.

1678 Death of John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier (b. 1602)

1714 Birth of Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lnneburg (d. 1774)

1749 Birth of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Frankfurt, social philosopher (Faust).

1757 Death of David Hartley, English philosopher (b. 1705)

1774 Birth of Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton first American Catholic saint.

1776 Battle of Long Island.

1784 Death of Junfpero Serra, Spanish Franciscan missionary (b. 1713)

1785 Death of Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (b. 1714)

1789 Sir William Herschel discovers Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

1793 Death of Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine, French general (executed) (b. 1740)

1805 Death of Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (b. 1722)

1814 Birth of Sheridan le Fanu, Irish writer (d. 1873)

1818 Death of Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, founder of Chicago

1818 Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable trader, founder of Chicago, dies.

1830 The Tom Thumb presages the first railway service in the United States.

1831 Birth of Lucy Ware Webb Hayes first lady.

1833 Birth of Sir Edward Burne-Jones England, Pre-Raphaelite painter/designer.

1839 Death of William Smith, English geologist (b. 1769)

1840 Birth of Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish merchant in Japan

1845 Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue

1845 Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue.

1849 After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent, surrenders to Austria.

1849 Birth of Benjamin Godard, French composer (d. 1895)

1850 Richard Wagner’s opera Lohengrin premieres in Weimar, Germany.

1850 The opera “Lohengrin” is produced (Weimar).

1853 Birth of Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939)

1859 A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe and as far afield as Japan.

1862 Belle Boyd released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, DC.

1862 Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the battle of Second Manassas

1867 Birth of Umberto Giordano, Italian composer (d. 1948)

1867 The United States occupies Midway Island.

1867 US occupies Midway Islands in the Pacific.

1878 Birth of George Hoyt Whipple US, astrophysicist (Nobel Prize-1934).

1879 Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.

1884 First known photograph of a tornado is made.

1884 First known photograph of a tornado is made near Howard, South Dakota, USA.

1884 Mickey Welsh strikes-out first 9 men he faces.

1889 Birth of Charles Boyer France; actor (Algiers, Fanny, Barefoot in the Park).

1894 Birth of Karl B�hm, Austrian conductor (d. 1981)

1898 Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink “Pepsi-Cola”.

1898 Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink “Pepsi-Cola”.

1899 Birth of Charles Boyer, French actor (d. 1978)

1900 Death of Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (b. 1838)

1901 Birth of Paul Henry Lang Budapest, critic/musicologist (New York Herald Tribune).

1903 Birth of Bruno Bettelheim US, writer (Uses of Enchantment).

1903 Death of Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape architect (b. 1822)

1904 Birth of Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer (d. 1980)

1905 Birth of Sam Levene actor (Demon, Gung Ho).

1906 Birth of Sir John Betjeman poet laureate of England (Mt Zion).

1907 United Parcel Service (UPS) is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.

1907 UPS is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.

1908 Birth of Roger Tory Peterson New York, ornithologist/writer (How to Know Birds).

1910 Birth of Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)

1911 Birth of Joseph Luns, Dutch politician (d. 2002)

1913 Birth of Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], Brooklyn New York; Tenor (New York Metropolitan Opera).

1913 Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.

1914 Birth of Glenn Osser Munising Michigan, orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue).

1914 The British fleet beats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.

1916 Birth of C Wright Mills sociologist, writer (The Power Elite).

1916 Germany declares war on Romania.

1916 Italy declares war against Germany during WW I.

1916 Italy declares war on Germany.

1917 Birth of Jack Kirby, American comic book artist (d. 1994)

1917 Ten suffragists are arrested when picketing the White House.

1917 Ten suffragists arrested as they picket the White House.

1918 PFC Spartak Varna founded.

1919 Birth of Ernest Martin [Markowitz], producer (Feuer and Martin-Chorus Line).

1919 Death of Louis Botha, Boer leader (b. 1862)

1920 Birth of Frits Bernard, pedophile activist

1921 Birth of Nancy Kulp Pennsylvania, actress (Beverly Hillbillies).

1921 Second Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels and Paris).

1922 Walker Cup golf tournament established.

1922 WEAF in New York City airs first radio commercial (Queensboro Realty-$100 for 10 mins).

1924 Birth of Janet Frame, New Zealand author

1925 Banco de Mexico (Mexican state bank) is founded.

1925 Birth of Marvin Davis in Newark, New Jersey, USA; CEO (Davis Oil Company).

1929 Birth of Istv�n KertTsz in Budapest, Hungary; conductor (Budapest Opera 1953-57).

1930 Birth of Ben Gazzara, American actor

1931 Birth of John Shirley-Quirk in Liverpool, England; baritone (Death in Venice).

1932 Birth of Andy Bathgate in Canada; hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL Most Valuable Player).

1937 Toyota Motors becomes an independent company

1937 Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.

1938 Birth of Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada

1938 Northwestern University awards honorary degree to ventriloquist’s dummy Charlie McCarthy.

1939 Birth of Cassie Mackin; newswoman (NBC TV).

1940 Birth of William Cohen; American politician (Senator-Republican-Maine).

1941 Birth of Paul Peter Plishka in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, USA; bass player (Bronx Botanical Gardens).

1942 Birth of Sterling Morrison, American guitarist (The Velvet Underground) (d. 1995)

1942 Gunther Hagg (Sweden) sets world record for 3,000m (8:01.2).

1943 Birth of Lou Pinella; New York Yankees’ manager (1969 American League rookie of the year).

1943 Death of King Boris III of Bulgaria (b. 1894)

1943 In Denmark, a general strike against the Nazi occupation is started.

1944 Birth of Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer

1944 Marseille and Toulon are liberated.

1946 Birth of Bob Beamon; American long jumper (Olympic-gold-1968).

1947 Birth of Liza Wang, Hong Kong actress

1949 Birth of Hugh Cornwell; rocker (The Stranglers – “Dreamtime”).

1949 Riot prevents Paul Robeson from singing near Peekskill, New York, USA.

1950 Birth of Ron “Louisiana Lightning” Guidry; New York Yankees’ pitcher (Cy Young 1978).

1951 Pittsburgh Pirates snap New York Giants 16-game win streak.

1952 Birth of Rita Dove, former U.S. poet laureate

1953 Nippon Television broadcasts Japan’s first television show, including its first TV advertisement.

1953 Nippon Television broadcasts Japan’s first television show, including its first TV advertisement.

1955 Black Mississippian Emmett Till is murdered, allegedly for whistling to a white woman and calling her baby.

1955 Emmett Till kidnapped and lynched at age 14, in Money, Mississippi, USA.

1955 First NFL preseason sudden death football, Los Angeles Rams beats New York Giants 23-17.

1957 Birth of Daniel Stern, American actor

1957 US Senator Strom Thurmond begins 24-hour filibuster against civil rights bill.

1958 Birth of Scott Hamilton in Toledo, Ohio, USA; figure skating champion (Olympic-gold-1984).

1959 Death of Bohuslav Martin?, Romanian composer (b. 1890)

1960 Birth of Leroy Chiao in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; astronaut.

1960 Chicago White Sox’ player Ted Kluzewski’s three-run home run is disallowed as umpire called time.

1961 Birth of Kim Appleby; rocker (Mel and Kim – “Coming to America”).

1961 Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes.

1961 Thomas Connolly, first baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies.

1963 200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington, DC.

1963 Birth of Reyna Thompson; NFL corner back (New York Giants).

1963 During a 200,000-person civil rights rally in at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his famous I have a dream speech.

1963 Martin Luther King Jr gives his “I have a dream” speech at Lincoln Memorial.

1964 Race riot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1964 The Philadelphia race riot began.

1965 Birth of James Jagger, son of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall.

1965 Death of Giulio Racah, Israeli physicist (b. 1909)

1965 Shania Twain is born; musician.

1966 Birth of RenT Higuita, Colombian footballer

1968 Birth of Scarlet Annette Morgan in Pfafftown, North Carolina, USA; Miss North Carolina-America-1991.

1968 Nick Castle, choreographer (Dinah Shore, Judy Garland), dies at age 58.

1968 Police and anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago’s Democratic National Convention.

1968 Riots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention

1969 Birth of Jason Priestley, Canadian actor

1970 Philadelphia Phillies’ Larry Bowa steals home for second time in 1970.

1971 Birth of Janet Evans; US swimmer (Olympics-1992).

1971 The dollar is allowed to float against the yen for the first time.

1972 During the Olympic Games in Munich, Mark Spitz gets his first of seven gold medals in swimming events.

1973 In Veracruz, Mexico, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurs. More than 600 killed, thousands injured. Heavy damage in the states of Morelos, Puebla, and Veracruz; thousands homeless. Felt strongly at Mexico City.

1974 Soyuz 15 returns to Earth.

1975 Death of Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)

1975 Missionary Armand Doll is imprisoned in Mozambique by Marxist extremists.

1976 New York Cosmos beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 for NASL cup.

1977 New York Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Oregon, winning their second North American Soccer League championship.

1977 New York Yankees’ pitcher Ron Guidry faces just 28 men and beats Texas Rangers 1-0.

1978 Birth of Jess Margera, American drummer

1978 Donald Vesco rides 21-foot long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph.

1979 An IRA bomb explodes on the Great Market in Brussels.

1979 Birth of Robert Hoyzer, German football referee

1980 Birth of Debra Lafave; American teacher.

1981 Birth of Charlie Frye; National Football League quarterback.

1981 Death of BTla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (b. 1900)

1981 John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill US President Ronald Reagan.

1981 Sebastian Coe of United Kingdom sets 1-mile record of 3:47.33.

1981 South African troops invade Angola.

1981 The National Centers for Disease Control announce a high incidence of Pneumocystis and Kaposi’s sarcoma in gay men. Soon, these will be recognized as symptoms of an immune disorder, which will be called AIDS.

1981 US National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis and Kaposi’s sarcoma in gay men.

1982 Birth of LeAnn Rimes; American singer.

1983 Birth of Lasith Malinga; Sri Lankan cricket player.

1983 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin announces resignation.

1983 Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour.

1985 Death of Ruth Gordon, American actress (b. 1896)

1986 Birth of Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier/hostage.

1986 Stage of siege declared in Bolivia.

1986 US Navy officer Jerry A. Whitworth is sentenced to 365 years imprisonment for espionage for the Soviet Union.

1986 US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying.

1987 Death of John Huston, American actor (born 1906).

1988 At an air show in Ramstein, West Germany, three stunt fighters collide; 69 people die.

1988 At Germany’s Ramstein Air Base, three jets from the Italian air demonstration team Frecce Tricolori, collide, sending one of the aircraft crashing into the crowd of spectators. Seventy-five people are killed and three-hundred and forty-six injured in one of the worst airshow disasters in history.

1988 Birth of Ray Jones; English football player (dies 2007).

1990 Birth of Bojan Krkic, Spanish football player (FC Barcelona).

1990 Death of Willy Vandersteen, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1913)

1990 Force 5 tornado strikes the towns of Plainfield, Crest Hill, and Joliet, in Illinois, killing 29 people. Strongest tornado to date to strike the Chicago metropolitan area.

1990 Iraq declares Kuwait its 19th province.

1990 Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.

1990 The Plainfield Tornado: An F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people.

1991 A drunk motorman speeds into the Union Square station on the No. 4 line in New York City. The train derails on the curve, killing six passengers and injuring dozens.

1991 Birth of Kyle Massey, American actor.

1991 Five die in a New York City subway’s third worst accident.

1993 76 die in an airplane crash in Tajikistan.

1993 A dam breaks in Qinghai, China. 223 die.

1993 Death of William Stafford, American writer (b. 1914)

1994 Birth of Jessie Flower, American actress.

1994 First Japanese gay pride march.

1995 A mortar shell kills 38 people in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

1995 A Serbian Mortar bomb near a Sarajevo market square kills 37 civilians.

1995 Death of Michael Ende, German writer (b. 1929)

1996 Britain’s Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, are divorced.

1996 Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince and Princess of Wales, are formally divorced at the High Court of Justice in London. Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales is restyled Diana, Princess of Wales.

1998 Pakistan’s National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the “Qur’an and Sunnah” the “supreme law” but the bill is defeated in the Senate.

1999 Birth of Prince Nikolai of Denmark.

2003 In the USA, Brian Douglas Wells wears a time bomb explosive fastened to his neck, and dies. The event stands out as the most bizarre event in the history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

2005 A mandatory evacuation is ordered by New Orleans, Louisiana mayor Ray Nagin and Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco as Hurricane Katrina moved nearer to Louisiana.

2005 Death of Esther Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1910)

2006 A Greyhound Lines bus from New York City to Montreal, carrying 52 people, crashes at mile 115 on Interstate 87 near Elizabethtown killing five people including the driver, and several are seriously injured.

2007 Abdullah Gnl is elected as the eleventh President of Turkey by the Turkish Parliament, after secularist concerns delayed his initial candidacy.

2007 Death of Antonio Puerta, Spanish football player (born 1984).

2007 The Venetian Macau casino opens in Macau. With a capacity of 15,000 patrons, it is the world’s biggest casino, with 870 tables, and 3400 slot machines. Cost to build was US$2.4 billion.

2008 Death of Phil Hill, American race car driver (born 1927).

2008 India agrees to a free-trade agreement with the countries in the Association of South-East Asian Nations.

2010 Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province of Indonesia erupts for the first time in 400 years.