About August 29

August 29, 2020 is the 242nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 124 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

What Happened On August 29

  • 1350
    Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
  • 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.
  • 1526
    Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
  • 1541
    The Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom.
  • 1758
    The first American Indian Reservation is established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey.
  • 1831
    Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
  • 1835
    The city of Melbourne, Australia is founded.
  • 1869
    The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, making it the world’s first rack railway.
  • 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.
  • 1930
    The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
  • 1941
    Tallinn, the Capital of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.
  • 1950
    Korean War: British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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