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

  • 708
    Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1825
    Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
  • 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
  • 1898
    The Goodyear tire company is founded.
  • 1903
    The Russian battleship Slava, the last of the five Sclass Borodinos, is launched.
  • 1907
    The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
  • 1911
    Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
  • 1916
    The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act.
  • 1941
    Tallinn, the Capital of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.
  • 1944
    Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis.
  • 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.
  • 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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