About August 29

August 29, 2024 is the 242nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 124 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 153 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.
  • 1521
    The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár, now known as Belgrade.
  • 1756
    Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years’ War.
  • 1833
    The United Kingdom legislates the abolition of slavery in its empire.
  • 1842
    Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1911
    Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
  • 1915
    US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk in accident.
  • 1918
    Bapaume taken by the New Zealand Division in the Hundred Days Offensive.
  • 1950
    Korean War: British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.
  • 1970
    Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Ruben Salazar.
  • 1991
    Libero Grassi, an Italian businessman from Palermo is killed by the Mafia after taking a solitary stand against their extortion demands.
  • 1991
    Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.
  • 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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