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August 29 Historical Events

The following events took place on August 29. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 57 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 708
    Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
  • 1261
    Pope Urban IV succeeds Pope Alexander IV as the 182nd pope.
  • 1315
    Battle of Montecatini: The army of the Republic of Pisa, commanded by Uguccione della Faggiuola, wins a decisive victory against the joint forces of the Kingdom of Naples and the Republic of Florence despite being outnumbered.
  • 1350
    Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
  • 1475
    The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between the kingdoms of France and England.
  • 1484
    Pope Innocent VIII succeeds Pope Sixtus IV.
  • 1498
    Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Kingdom of Portugal.
  • 1521
    The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár (Belgrade).
  • 1526
    Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
  • 1541
    The Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom.
  • 1728
    The city of Nuuk in Greenland is founded as the fort of Godt-Haab by the royal governor Claus Paarss.
  • 1756
    Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years’ War.
  • 1758
    The first American Indian reservation is established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: British and American forces battle indecisively at the Battle of Rhode Island.
  • 1786
    Shays’ Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens.
  • 1807
    British troops under Sir Arthur Wellesly defeat a Danish militia outside Copenhagen in the Battle of Køge.
  • 1825
    Kingdom of Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
  • 1831
    Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
  • 1842
    Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: United States Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
  • 1869
    The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, making it the world’s first mountain-climbing rack railway.
  • 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.
  • 1895
    Rugby league is founded by 22 clubs at a meeting in the George Hotel, Huddersfield.
  • 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.
  • 1910
    The Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, also known as the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, becomes effective, officially starting the period of Japanese rule in Korea.
  • 1911
    Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
  • 1914
    Start of the Battle of St. Quentin in which the French Fifth Army counter-attacked the invading Germans at Saint-Quentin, Aisne.

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