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Friday, August 29, 2008

Hurricane Gustav reaches hurricane strength en route to the Cayman Islands, Cuba and the Gulf of Mexico. //edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/weather/08/29/gustav/index.html (CNN)
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić refuses to enter pleas to charges including genocide and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at the Hague. //ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hKJxOsYfWoFH3BmjiwdNbVy9psuQD92RVI580 (AP via Google News)

Monday, August 29, 2005

Hurricane Katrina makes land fall along the U.S. Gulf Coast causing severe damage. At least 1,836 die in the aftermath.

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Around 200,000 protesters demonstrate in New York City against U.S. President George W. Bush and his government, ahead of the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Friday, August 29, 2003

Surgeons in Baltimore, Maryland, remove a woman's heart, rebuild its upper chambers from bovine and human tissue, and reinstall it in her body.//www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=1502664

Friday, August 29, 1997

Over 98 (and possibly up to 400) are killed in the Rais massacre in Algeria.

Tuesday, August 29, 1995

Eduard Shevardnadze, the Georgianhead of state, survives an assassination attempt in Tbilisi.

Saturday, August 29, 1992

In Rostock, Germany, tens of thousands rally to protest neo-Nazi attacks on refugees and immigrants begun on August 22.

Thursday, August 29, 1991

Maronite general Michel Aoun leaves Lebanon via a French ship into exile.

Wednesday, August 29, 1979

The U.S. "Pioneer 11" becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn, when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 km.
Dominica, Guyana St. Lucia recognize the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
A national referendum is held in which Somali voters approve a new liberal constitution, promulgated by President Siad Barre to placate the United States.

Saturday, August 29, 1970

Rubén Salazar is shot and killed during a rally in East Los Angeles.

Monday, August 29, 1966

The Beatles end their US tour with a concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. It is their last-ever live performance, except for the short rooftop concert at the Apple Corps offices in January 1969.

Monday, August 29, 1960

Hurricane Donna kills 50 people in Florida and New England.
Disgruntled railroad workers effectively halt operations of the Pennsylvania Railroad, marking the first shutdown in the company's history (the event lasts two days).
Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah, Sultan of Selangor and 2nd Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, dies in office. He is replaced by Tuanku Syed Putra, Raja of Perlis.

Friday, August 29, 1952

Composer John Cage's "4′33″", during which the performer does not play, premieres in Woodstock, New York.

Tuesday, August 29, 1944

WWII: The Slovak National Uprising against the Axis powers begins.

Sunday, August 29, 1943

WWII: Germany dissolves the Danish government after it refuses to deal with a wave of strikes and disturbances to the satisfaction of the German authorities (see Occupation of Denmark).

Thursday, August 29, 1929

The 1929 Safed massacre, in which 18–20 Jews are killed by Palestinians in Safed.

Wednesday, August 29, 1928

The Club Deportivo Motagua of Honduras is founded.

Wednesday, August 29, 1917

WWI: The Military Service Act is passed in the Canadian House of Commons, giving the Government of Canada the right to conscript men into the army.

Tuesday, August 29, 1916

September ndash Bulgaria takes Dobruja from Romania.

Saturday, August 29, 1914

August 30 ndash The Battle of St. Quentin: French forces hold back the German advance.

Monday, August 29, 1910

Emperor Sunjong of the Korean Empire abdicates and the country's monarchy is abolished.

Thursday, August 29, 1907

The partially completed superstructure of the Quebec bridge collapses entirely, claiming the lives of 76 workers.

Sunday, August 29, 1897

Thursday, August 29, 1895

The Northern Rugby Football Union (now "Rugby Football League") is formed at a meeting of 21 rugby clubs in the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England. This event leads to the creation of the sport of rugby league football.

Tuesday, August 29, 1871

The abolition of the han system is carried out in Japan.

Monday, August 29, 1842

September ndash The Treaty of Chushul ends the Sino-Sikh war.
The Treaty of Nanking ends the First Opium War and establishes Hong Kong as a British colony.

Thursday, August 29, 1833

The British Parliament enacts the Factory Acts limiting child labour ("see also History of the United Kingdom)".

Sunday, August 29, 1813

30 ndash Battle of Kulm: Napoleon's troops are defeated by Russia, Prussia and Austria.

Tuesday, August 29, 1786

SeptemberndashDecember ndash Goethe undertakes his "Italian Journey" (published in 1817).

Saturday, August 29, 1778

American Revolutionary War: The tactically inconclusive Battle of Rhode Island takes place, after which the Continental Army abandons its position on Aquidneck Island.
September ndash The Massachusetts Banishment Act, providing punishment for Loyalists, is passed.

Tuesday, August 29, 1775

September 12 ndash The "Independence Hurricane" from South Carolina to Nova Scotia kills 4,170, mostly fishermen and sailors.

Sunday, August 29, 1756

Frederick II of Prussia invades Saxony, beginning the Seven Years' War on the continent.

Wednesday, August 29, 1708

A native American attack in Haverhill, Massachusetts kills 16 settlers.

Wednesday, August 29, 1629

As a result of the Cambridge Agreement, the Massachusetts Bay Colony becomes a self-governing entity.

Wednesday, August 29, 1618

Johan van Oldenbarnevelt and Hugo Grotius are imprisoned by Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange.

Thursday, August 29, 1613

The Sicilians under de Aragon defeat the Turkish trade fleet.

Sunday, August 19, 1571 (Julianian calendar)

Foundation of Liliw, Laguna, Philippines, by Gat Tayaw, followers and residents as a municipality of Laguna.

Friday, August 19, 1541 (Julianian calendar)

Elia Levita's chivalric romance, the "Bovo-Bukh", is first printed, the earliest published secular work in Yiddish.
The Janissaries of Suleiman the Magnificent take Buda by ruse, hiding themselves as visitors.
The Parliament of Ireland declares Henry VIII of England King of Ireland, replacing the Lordship of Ireland with the Kingdom of Ireland.
Gerardus Mercator makes his first globe.
Iceland adopts the Lutheran faith.
October ndash An Algerian military caign by Charles V of Spain (Habsburg) is unsuccessful.
The Portuguese defeat the Muslims near Lake Tana.
The first official translation of the entire Bible into Swedish is made.

Sunday, August 19, 1526 (Julianian calendar)

Gunsmith Mastro Bartolomeo Beretta establishes the Beretta Gun Company, which will still be in business in the 21st century, making it one of the world's oldest corporations.
The first official translation is made of the New Testament of the Bible into Swedish (Bible completed in 1541).
Battle of Mohács: The Turkish army of Sultan Suleiman I defeats the Hungarian army of King Louis II, who is killed in the retreat. Suleiman takes Buda, while Archduke Ferdinand of Austria and John Zapolya, Prince of Transylvania, dispute over the succession. As a result of the battle, Dubrovnik achieves independence, although it acknowledges Turkish overlordship.
December ndash Paracelsus arrives at Strasbourg.
Spring ndash The first complete printed translation of the New Testament into English by William Tyndale arrives in England from Germany, having been printed in Worms.

Monday, August 19, 1521 (Julianian calendar)

Belgrade is captured by the Ottoman army of Suleiman the Magnificent.

Friday, August 20, 1484 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Innocent VIII succeeds Pope Sixtus IV as the 213th pope.

Monday, August 20, 1481 (Julianian calendar)

John II of Portugal starts to rule in his own right.

Sunday, August 20, 1475 (Julianian calendar)

Rashi's commentary on the Torah is the first dated book to be printed in Hebrew, in Reggio di Calabria.{cite web|title=The Earliest Printed Book in Hebrew|url=//menachemmendel.net/blog/2007/04/11/the-earliest-printed-book-in-hebrew/|first=Menachem|last=Mendel|year=2007|accessdate=2011-12-09}}
"Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye" is the first book to be printed in English, by William Caxton in Bruges.
The oldest recorded game of chess is played, between Francesco di Castellvi and Narciso Vinyoles.
mdash The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between France and England.
November ndash The Battle on the Planta takes place during the Burgundian Wars.
The Landshuter hochzeit takes place.

Tuesday, August 20, 1471 (Julianian calendar)

The Portuguese occupy Tangiers after its population flees the city.

Saturday, August 21, 1350 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Les Espagnols sur Mer off Winchelsea: An English fleet personally commanded by King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet.

Monday, August 22, 1261 (Julianian calendar)

Bela IV of Hungary repels a Tatar invasion.
The Convent of Wurmsbach is established in Switzerland.
The Japanese Bun'ō era ends, and the Kōchō era begins.
Kublai Khan, who became a Khagan claimant in the previously year, releases 75 Song Dynasty Chinese merchants from captivity after they had been captured along the border of his Empire and the Southern Song Dynasty of China. This is an act to increase his reputation amongst the Chinese, shore up his legitimacy as a just ruler, and to gain more defectors from the Southern Song Dynasty.
Baibars establishes a puppet caliphate in Cairo.
Pope Urban IV succeeds Pope Alexander IV as the 182nd pope, the last man to do so without being a cardinal first.
The population of Greenland accepts the overlordship of the King of Norway.
The earliest extant Chinese illustration of 'Pascal's Triangle' is from Yang Hui's book "Xiangjie Jiuzhang Suanfa", published in this year, although knowledge of Pascal's Triangle existed in China by at least 1100.
The earliest extant Chinese illustration of 'Pascal's Triangle' is from Yang Hui's book "Xiangjie Jiuzhang Suanfa", published in this year, although knowledge of Pascal's Triangle existed in China by at least 1100.

Thursday, August 22, 1241 (Julianian calendar)

after Henry III of England's invasion of Wales, the Treaty of Gwerneigron is signed by him and Dafydd ap Llywelyn, curbing the latter's authority and denying him royal title.

Tuesday, August 22, 1189 (Julianian calendar)

Ban Kulin writes "The Charter of Kulin", which becomes a symbolic birth certificate of Bosnian language and statehood.
Henry II of England ends a war against Philip II of FranceRichard I of England by agreeing to their terms: he pays Philip 20,000 marks and recognizes Richard as the heir to the English throne. Henry is brokenhearted to find that his second heir, John of England, had also allied against him in the war. He dies within a few months.ref name=King John' 1961. p. 38"King John" by Warren. Published by University of California Press in 1961. p. 38

Tuesday, August 23, 1009 (Julianian calendar)

The Lý Dynasty, Vietnam's first independent dynasty, is proclaimed.
The Vikings repeatedly attack England.
Mainz Cathedral suffers extensive damage from a fire on the day of its inauguration.
The provinces of Goryeo (modern-day Korea) are redistributed.

Saturday, August 25, 708 (Julianian calendar)

Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
Nazaktar Khan, a Turk Shahi prince in alliance with the Tibetan Kingdom, captures Bactria from the Umayyads.
Bulgaria: The Byzantine emperor Justinian II is defeated by a Bulgar army at the Battle of Anchialus.ref name=Treadgold341/ref name=Byz708
The Japanese court is moved from Heian to Nara.
Source: Wikipedia