About August 29

August 29, 2021 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.

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Virgo is the sun 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.

What Happened On August 29

  • 1475
    The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between France and England.
  • 1498
    Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Portugal.
  • 1521
    The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár, now known as Belgrade.
  • 1655
    Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.
  • 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.
  • 1786
    Shays’ Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens.
  • 1833
    The United Kingdom legislates the abolition of slavery in its empire.
  • 1871
    Emperor Meiji orders the Abolition of the han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration. (Traditional Japanese date: July 14, 1871).
  • 1916
    The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act.
  • 1930
    The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
  • 1943
    German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy; Germany dissolves the Danish government.
  • 1958
    United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • 1970
    Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Ruben Salazar.
  • 1982
    The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
  • 1991
    Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.
  • 1996
    Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Vnukovo Airlines Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.
  • 2003
    Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf.
  • 2005
    Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $80 billion in damage.
  • 2007
    2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident: six US cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads are flown without proper authorization from Minot Air Force Base to Barksdale Air Force Base.

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