A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on August 29th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On August 29, 708 (AD), Japan minted copper coins for the first time in their history.
On August 29, 1350, the English naval fleet under King Edward III defeated the Castilian fleet at the Battle of Winchelsea in the English Channel after the Castilian fleet had previously attacked and captured English trade ships.
On August 29, 1728, the city of Nuuk, Greenland was founded.
On August 29, 1756, the Prussian army of Frederick the Great attacked Saxony, starting the Seven Years’ War.
On August 29, 1786, disgruntled Massachusetts farmers disgusted by high taxes, economic hardships and civil rights violations formed an organized force of protesters and shut down the county court at Northampton, the beginning of an insurrection known as Shays’s Rebellion, 4,000 rebels under the leadership of Daniel Shays with the goal of overthrowing the government.
From August 29-30, 1813, The Battle of Kulm was fought near the town Kulm (Chlumec) and the village Přestanov in northern Bohemia, during the War of the Sixth Coalition, part of the Napoleonic Wars.
On August 29, 1831, Michael Faraday of England discovered electromagnetic induction, the interaction of electricity and magnetism that allows the creation of the electric induction motor and the generator, among other things.
On August 29, 1915, US Navy salvage crews raised the submarine, F-4, from the seabed off Honolulu where she had sunk with all hands on March 25, 1915, the first USN sub lost and another in a long list of Naval “Oops Moments.”
On August 29, 1949, nuclear scientists in the Soviet Union (USSR) successfully tested their first atomic bomb, an implosion type device they called “First Lightning.”
On August 29, 2017, Southern Texas was reeling from the ongoing effects of Hurricane Harvey, and in times of crisis, you can bet you will find extraordinary people that step up to be heroes, and other creeps that show their true colors as zeroes.
On August 29, 2019, we went to see the second film in the 47 Meters Down movie franchise, this time titled 47 Meters Down: Uncaged.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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