August is the eighth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, August was the sixth month of the year. August was previously called Augustus Caesar in Latin as it was the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the eighth month when January and February were added to the calendar.
August was originally Augustus mensis, the sixth month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 45 BCE to honour Julius Caesar.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number is 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. August 29 has its own special significance in India and world history.
In modern times, August has 31 days. It is considered the busiest time for tourism because it falls in the main school summer holiday period.
The page contains not only Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on August 29. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 29 August:
- 1475: After the duchy’s invasions of England and Burgundy, France makes the Treaty of Piquinj with England, freeing Louis XI to deal with the threat posed by Charles Bold, Duke of Burgundy.
- 1526: Ottoman – Hungarian War — Louis II, the last Jagelonian king of Hungary and Bohemia, died when his army was defeated by the Ottomanforce led by Suleiman in Suleiman the Bang of the Mohawks.
- 1612: The British defeated the Portuguese at the Battle of Surat.
- 1640: War-Scottish covenant forces of bishops led by Alexanderlesley defeated the English army near Newborn, England.
- 1728: Nuclear city is established as Fort Gate-Hub in Greenland by Royal Governor Claus Parc.
- 1742: Edmund Hole publishes his “short treatise” on the card game Whist.
- 1756: Persia’s invasion of Frederick II Saxony launched a seven-year war on the continent.
- 1786: Under the leadership of Daniel Shares, disgruntled peasants in Western Massachusetts, US, who were angered by the high tax burden and dissatisfaction, started the Shes Rebellion.
- 1797: Massacre of Tranent: British soldiers attack protesters against enforced recruitment to the militia in Trent, Scotland, killing 12 people.
- 1825: Portugal recognizes the independence of Brazil.
- 1831: Michael Faraday of Britain demonstrated the Elektr Transformer for the first time.
- 1831: Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction, creating Faraday’s law of induction.
- 1833: The British Slave Abolition Act took the form of law.
- 1833: The British Parliament calls the Factory Acts to limit child labour.
- 1842: Great Britain and China sign the Treaty of Nanking.
- 1842: Great Britain and China signed the treaty of Nanning, opium war end.
- 1844: Indians win the first white-Indian lacrosse game in Montreal.
- 1850: The German opera Richard Wagner’s romantic opera Lohengren comprising the bridal chorus, was previously directed by Franz Lisket in Weimar, Germany.
- 1885: Gottlieb Daimler patented Reitvagen, the world’s first internal combustion motorcycle.
- 1905: Major hockey player Major Dhyanchand was born in Allahabad. He participated in three Olympic Games and played a key role in bringing gold to the team.
- 1922: The first radio commercial is broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City.
- 1925: The Maffire Hotel opened in St. Louis, Missouri.
- 1929: Sefed massacre in 1929; In which 18–20 Jews were killed by Palestinian Arabs in Send.
- 1930: The last 36 inhabitants of St Kilda, Scotland, are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural and cultural qualities, voluntarily given to the Mowern.
- 1937: Toyota Motors, now Japan’s largest automaker, was away from Toyota Industries as an independent company.
- 1941: German Instjakmando kills 1469 Jewish children in Russia.
- 1949: K. is one of the top scientists of India. Radhakrishnan was born.
- 1949: The Soviet Union investigates its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, in Semlipaltinsk, Kazakhstan.
- 1949: The Soviet Union performs its first nuclear test, blasting the 22-kiloton RDS-1.
- 1953: The then Soviet Russia explodes the first hydrogen bomb.
- 1957: Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, 1957.
- 1958: Famous pop singer Michael Jackson was born.
- 1963: During a large political rally in Washington, DC, MartinLuther King, Jr. gave his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech at the footsteps of the Lincoln Memorial, describing his desire for a future where black whites reconcile with Will reconcile.
- 1968: Crown Prince Harald of Norway married Sona Harlesson for 9 years in Oslo.
- 1984: Followers of the god Mr Rajneesh launch the first and only tourist in the history of the United States of America, along with Salmonella, a deliberately contaminated Bardal Bar in The Dalles.
- 1991: Italian businessman Libro Grassi was killed by the Sicilianmaphia after he was publicly taken against his extortion demands.
- 1996: All 141 people aboard the Vanukovo Airlines crash in Spitsbergen hill of Arctic island.
- 1996: US President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore were renamed at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
- 2003: NASA’s flawed work culture was blamed for the Columbia spacecraft crash.
- 2005: Hurricane Katrina caused several breaches around New Orleans, flooding nearly 80% of the city and submerging surrounding areas for weeks.
- 2006: Three more people, including eleven suspects, have been charged for acts of terrorism on an alleged transatlantic aircraft plot in 2006.
- 2007: NASA’s internal investigation into heavy drinking among astronauts before the mission finds any evidence.
- 2008: Georgia cut off diplomatic relations with Russia following Russian recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
- 2010: The Sinabung volcano of Sumatra erupts for the first time in 400 years, killing one and leaving Indonesia in large numbers.
- 2011: Flooding in North India causes disruption of transport services in 15 different villages in the state of Mumbai and Maharashtra.
- 2012: At least 26 Chinese workers were killed and 21 went missing in an explosion at the Xiaoyuan coal mine in Sichuan province in China.
- 2012: Brazilian researchers claim that banana spider venom may, in some cases, help clear up erectile dysfunction in less than 20 minutes.
- 2013: Indian Mujahideen (IM) chief Yasin Bhatkal is convicted.
- 2014: Ebola spreads to Senegal when a 21-year-old man becomes the first reported case due to Ebola’s recent contact with victims of Guinea.
Famous birthdays and birth anniversaries on this day
- 1632: John Locke, the English philosopher and physician, was born.
- 1905: Major Dhyan Chand, an Indian hockey player (the magician of hockey) was born.
- 1915: Swedish actress Ingrid Bergmann was born.
- 1923: Richard Samuel Attenborough, English director, was born.
- 1958: Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor, was born.
Death anniversaries of famous people in India and the world
- 1966: Sayyid Qutb, an Egyptian theorist, author, and poet, died.
- 1976: Kazi Nazrul Islam, the leading Bengali poet and musician, died.
- 1982: Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman died.
- 1877: Brigham Young, the second President of the Church of Jesus Christ, an American religious leader, dies.
- 1994: Tushar Kanti Ghosh, a Bengali writer and journalist, died.