August 29 Events in History - August 29 Birthdays - August 29 Deaths
2015 NASA is isolating a six-person team for a year within a small dome in Hawaii in order to simulate theoretical conditions of a Mars mission; the team will have no fresh air or fresh food, and a spacesuit must be worn when exiting the dome
2014 The British government raises its terror threat level to 'severe' due to concern over the number of participants in Middle Eastern conflicts who have been traveling to and from the U.K. and who may seek to instigate terrorist actions inside the country
2014 A 21-year-old man is the first reported case of Ebola in Senegal; the man had recent contact with Ebola victims from Guinea
2013 The first federal health study reporting on the use of sleeping pills reveals that 8.6 million Americans take prescription sleeping pills
2013 Austrian researchers successfully grew 'cerebral organoids' or mini-brains, containing several distinct regions of the brain; the mini-brains will help scientists understand how brains develop, and what causes schizophrenia and autism
2012 China's President, Hu Jintao, officially receives Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who came to the country for cooperation talks and in-depth discussion
2012 London holds the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Paralympics
2011 Nepal's Parliament elects Unified Communist Party leader Baburam Bhattarai as Prime Minister
2011 Libya's National Transitional Council raises concerns about the mass killing of political prisoners by Muammar Gaddafi's government
2010 Sumatra's Sinabung volcano erupts for the first time in 400 years, killing one and causing Indonesia to evacuate thousands of people
2010 In Hong Kong, 80,000 people rally in response to last week's fatal tourist coast hijacking hostage crisis in the Philippines
2005 Hurricane Katrina causes sever damage to the Gulf Coast killing 1836
1993 21st du Maurier Golf Classic: Brandie Burton
1993 93rd U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by John Harris
1993 Actress Elke Sommer (52) weds Wolf Walther (46)
1993 Actress Marlee Matlin (28) weds Kevin Grandalski (28)
1992 Largest wrestling crowd out side of U.S. (75,000) at Wembley Stadium
1992 Randy Myers blows his 6th save of the season and it marks the 5th time he's blown a potential win for Greg Harris
1992 Brave's Charlie Leibrandt 1,000th strikeout and decides to keep the ball He rolls it to the dugout, allows Ricky Jordan to take 2nd on error
1991 John F. Kennedy, Jr. wins his 1st battle as an attorney
1991 U.S.S.R. suspends Communist Party activities
1990 C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein AFB, Germany, killing 13
1990 Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq
1988 Macy's Tap-o-Mania sets Guiness record
1988 U.S.S.R. launches 3 cosmonauts (Valery Polyakav, 1 Afghan) to station Mir
1987 Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time
1987 Rosa Mota becomes wins female Rome marathon (2:25:17)
1986 Heike Drechsler of E Germany ties world women's 200 m mark (21.71s)
1986 Morocco king Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya
1985 Atlantis moves to launch pad for 51-J mission
1985 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1985 New York Yankee Don Baylor is hit by a pitch for a record 190th time
1982 38 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
1982 George Brett gets his 1,500th hit
1982 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1982 Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" hits #1
1981 28th Walker Cup: U.S. wins 15-9
1981 Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))
1979 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 Sheridan Broadcasting Corp purchases Mutual Black Network
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 USTA National Tennis Center opens in Flushing, New York
1977 St. Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3
1976 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1975 Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming 4th brightest in sky
1974 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1972 San Francisco Giant Jim Barr retires 1st 20 batters he faces added to last 21 he retired 6 days earlier for record 41 in a row
1970 Black Panthers confront cops in Philadelphia (1 cop killed)
1969 Joe Pepitone quits Yankees after being fined $500 for leaving the bench
1969 KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, Montana (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1968 1st U.S. Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr. Vija Vuskains)
1968 Democratics nominate Hubert H Humphrey for president (Chicago)
1968 Norwegian king Harald V marries Sonja
1967 Final TV episode of "Fugitive"
1967 Yankees longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yankees win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours and 19 minutes
1966 Beatles last public concert (Candlestick Park, SF)
1965 Astronauts Gordon Cooper and Pete Conrad successfully land the Gemini 5 in 7 days, 22 hours, 55 minutes and 14 seconds, breaking the record for manned spaceflight for total mission duration
1965 Willie Mays sets NL record for home runs in a month with his 17th of August
1964 "Funny Thing Happened" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 965 performances
1964 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released
1964 On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)
1963 Harmon Killebrew (Twins) home runs off Pete Burnside (Senators) in DH
1962 Some provisions of Kuwaiti constitution are suspended
1962 U.S. U-2 flight sees SAM launch pads in Cuba
1960 Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack
1958 Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colo
1958 George Harrison joins Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)
1957 Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957
1957 Strom Thurmond, Senator-D-South Carolina, ends 24 hour filibuster against civil rights
1956 French government routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis
1954 San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opens
1953 KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, California (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 U.S.S.R. explodes its 1st hydrogen bomb
1950 International Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany and Japan in '52
1949 U.S.S.R. explodes its 1st atomic bomb
1947 Constantine Tsaldaris follows Maximos as Greece premier
1945 British liberate Hong Kong from Japan
1945 General MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan
1944 15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees
1944 Anti German rebellion in Slovakia
1943 Denmark scuttles their warships so as not to be taken by Germany
1941 German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children
1940 7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567)
1939 Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II
1937 Philadelphia A's Bob Johnson is 2nd to get 6 RBIs in an inning (1st)
1935 2nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 5, All-Stars 0 (77,450)
1932 International Anti-War Committee forms in Amsterdam
1932 United Cigar Stores shuts 800 shops
1929 German airship Graf Zeppelin ends a round-the-world flight
1925 After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth and slaps a $5,000 fine on him
1924 German Republic day accepts Dawes plan
1916 Congress creates U.S. Naval reserve
1916 General Von Hindenburg becomes German Chief of Staff
1916 Transportship Hsin-Yu and cruiser Hai-Yung collide; 1000 die
1916 U.S. Congress accept Jones Act: Philippines independence
1916 Von Hindenburg replaces Von Falkenhayn as German chief of staff
1914 4th day of Tannenberg: Russian Narev-army panics, General Martos caught
1914 Arizonian is 1st vessel to arrive in San Francisco via Panama Canal
1914 Battle at St. Quentin: French counter attack under General Lanrezac
1913 Pieter Cort Van de Linden forms Dutch government
1909 AH Latham of France sets world airplane altitude record of 155 m
1909 World's 1st air race held in Rheims France. Glenn Curtiss (USA) wins
1908 N.Y. gives a ticker tape parade to returning U.S. Olympians from London
1906 Bridge in St. Lawrence Canada caves in; 70 die
1906 William J. Clothier wins the U.S. Tennis Open
1905 Pierre de Brazza leaves Brazzaville
1904 3rd modern Olympic Games opens in St. Louis
1896 Chop suey invented in New York City by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador
1889 1st American International pro lawn tennis contest (Newport RI)
1885 Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle
1885 Phillies Charlie Ferguson no-hits Providence 1-0
1885 Boxing's 1st heavyweight title fight with 3-oz gloves and 3-minute rounds fought between John L Sullivan and Dominick McCaffrey
1883 Seismic sea waves created by Krakatoa eruption create a rise in English Channel 32 hours after explosion
1882 Australia beat England by 7 runs "Death of English cricket"
1882 Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match vs. England (7-46 and 7-44)
1864 William Huggins discovers chemical composition of nebulae
1862 2nd Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) begins
1862 Battle of Aspromonte-Italian royal forces defeat rebels
1862 Battle of Bull Run, Virginia (Manassas, Gainesville, Bristoe Station)
1862 U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing begins operation
1854 Self-governing windmill patented (Daniel Halladay)
1844 1st white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win
1842 Great Britain and China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war
1831 Michael Faraday demonstrates 1st electric transformer
1793 Slaves in French colony of St. Domingue (Haiti) freed
1792 English warship Royal George capsizes in Spithead; kills 900
1786 Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass
1776 Americans withdraw from Manhattan to Westchester
1758 New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation
1756 England and France meet in war
1756 Prussian Libya occupies Saxson: beginning 7 years War
1742 Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist
1708 English troops occupy Menorca and Sardinia
1708 Haverhill, Mass destroyed by French and Indians
1664 Adriaen Pieck/Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam
1655 Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Warsaw
1640 English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland
1612 Battle at Surat India: English fleet beats Portuguese
1540 Emperor Karel deprives city Gent definitive rights/privileges
1533 Francisco Pizarro orders death of last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa
1526 Hungary conquered by Turks in Battle of Mohacs
1484 Giovanni B Cibo elected as Pope Innocent VIII
1475 Treaty of Picquigny, king Louis XI buys English contacts
1261 Jacques Pantaleon elected as Pope Urban IV
1178 Anti-Pope Callistus III gives pope title to Alexander III
284 General Gaius Aurelius V Diocletianus Jovius (3) becomes emperor of Rome
284 Origin of Era of Diocletian (Martyrs)