About August 29

August 29, 2022 is the 241st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 124 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 146 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 29

  • 1521
    The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár, now known as Belgrade.
  • 1756
    Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years’ War.
  • 1825
    Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
  • 1831
    Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
  • 1833
    The United Kingdom legislates the abolition of slavery in its empire.
  • 1835
    The city of Melbourne, Australia is founded.
  • 1842
    Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.
  • 1869
    The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, making it the world’s first rack railway.
  • 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).
  • 1885
    Gottlieb Daimler patents the world’s first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen
  • 1903
    The Russian battleship Slava, the last of the five Sclass Borodinos, is launched.
  • 1907
    The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
  • 1915
    US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk in accident.
  • 1916
    The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act.
  • 1918
    Bapaume taken by the New Zealand Division in the Hundred Days Offensive.
  • 1965
    The Gemini V spacecraft returns to Earth, landing in the Atlantic ocean.
  • 1966
    The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
  • 1991
    Libero Grassi, an Italian businessman from Palermo is killed by the Mafia after taking a solitary stand against their extortion demands.
  • 1997
    At least 98 villagers are killed by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
  • 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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