Over 98 (and possibly up to 400) are killed in the Rais massacre
Saturday, August 29, 1992
, 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).
Saturday, August 29, 1970
is shot and killed during a rally in East Los Angeles.
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.
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.
WWII: The Slovak
National Uprising against the Axis powers begins.
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
Wednesday, August 29, 1928
Wednesday, August 29, 1917
September ndash Bulgaria takes Dobruja from Romania.
Saturday, August 29, 1914
Thursday, August 29, 1907
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.
The abolition of the han system is carried out in Japan.
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
30 ndash Battle of Kulm: Napoleon's troops are defeated by Russia, Prussia and Austria.
Saturday, August 29, 1778
Frederick II of Prussia invades Saxony, beginning the Seven Years' War on the continent.
Wednesday, August 29, 1708
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)
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 Parliament of Ireland declares Henry VIII of England King of Ireland, replacing the Lordship of Ireland with the Kingdom of Ireland.
Iceland adopts the Lutheran faith.
The first official translation of the entire Bible
Sunday, August 19, 1526 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, August 19, 1521 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, August 20, 1484 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, August 20, 1481 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, August 20, 1475 (Julianian calendar)
"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.
Tuesday, August 20, 1471 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, August 21, 1350 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, August 22, 1261 (Julianian calendar)
The Convent of Wurmsbach is established in Switzerland.
The Japanese Bun'ō
era ends, and the Kōchō
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.
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)
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 Vikings repeatedly attack England.
suffers extensive damage from a fire on the day of its inauguration.
The provinces of Goryeo
) are redistributed.
Saturday, August 25, 708 (Julianian calendar)