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1965Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August

19681st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains)

1964On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)

1987Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time

2012The USADA claims to have stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles

1969Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench

1945Gen MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan

1925After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him

200219th MTV Awards: Eminem & Pink wins

1929Aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh makes her first solo flight

1990Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq

1640English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland

1958George Harrison joins The Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)

201062nd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Bryan Cranston & Kyra Sedgwick win

1982George Brett gets his 1,500th hit

1964Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released

200421st MTV Awards: OutKast, Beyoncé & Usher f/ Lil Jon & Ludacris wins

1977St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3

1533Francisco Pizarro orders death of last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa

1350Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.

August 29th Historical Events
Date Event
708
Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708). 
1178
Anti-Pope Callistus III gives pope title to Alexander III 
1261
Jacques Pantaleon elected as Pope Urban IV 
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
Treaty of Picquigny] king Louis XI buys English contacts 
1484
Giovanni Battista Cibo elected as Pope Innocent VIII 
1521
The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár, now known as Belgrade. 
1526
Battle of Mohács: decisive battle - Hungarian empire conquered by Ottomans led by Suleiman the Magnificent. 
1533
Francisco Pizarro orders death of last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa 
1540
Emperor Karel deprives city Gent of its definitive rights and privileges 
1612
Battle at Surat, India: English fleet beats Portuguese 
1640
English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland 
1655
Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge. 
1664
Adriaen Pieck/Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam 
1708
British troops occupy Menorca & Sardinia 
1708
Haverhill, Mass, destroyed by French & Indians 
1742
Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist 
1756
England & France meet in war 
1756
Prussian Libya occupies Saxson: beginning 7 years War 
1758
New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation 
1776
Americans withdraw from Manhattan to Westchester 
1786
Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass 
1792
British man o'war HMS Royal George capsizes at Spithead; more than 800 killed 
1793
Slaves in French colony of St Domingue (Haiti) freed 
1825
Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil. 
1831
Michael Faraday demonstrates 1st electric transformer 
1833
Britain's Slavery Abolition Act becomes law 
1842
Great Britain & China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war 
1844
1st white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win 
1854
Self-governing windmill patented (Daniel Halladay) 
1861
American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina. 
1862
2nd Battle of Bull Run Va (Manassas) during US Civil War 
1862
Battle of Aspromonte; Italian royal forces defeat rebels 
1862
US Bureau of Engraving & Printing begins operation 
1864
William Huggins discovers chemical composition of nebulae 
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). 
1882
Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket" 
1882
Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match v England (7-46 & 7-44) 
1883
Seismic sea waves created by Krakatoa eruption create a rise in English Channel 32 hrs after explosion 
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 & 3-minute rounds fought between John L Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey 
1889
1st American International professional lawn tennis contest (Newport RI) 
1895
The formation of the Northern Rugby Union at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England. 
1896
Chop suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador 
1898
The Goodyear tire company is founded. 
1900
Gaetano Bresci, the assassin of King Umberto I of Italy, is tried and sentenced to life imprisonment; he will commit suicide in jail on 22 May 1901 
1903
The Finance Minister, Count Witte, is dismissed in what is seen as a victory for those in Russia who want their country to expand into Manchuria and Korea in defiance of the Japanese 
1904
1st Olympics in US are held (St Louis) 
1904
3rd modern Olympic Games opens in St Louis 
1905
Pierre de Brazza leaves Brazzaville 
1906
Bridge in St Lawrence Canada caves in; 70 die 
1906
William J Clothier wins the US Tennis Open 
1907
The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers. 
1908
NY gives a ticker tape parade to returning US Olympians from London 
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 
1910
Japan changes Korea's name to Chōsen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony. 
1911
Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California. 
1913
Pieter Cort Van de Linden forms Dutch government 
1914
4th day of Battle of Tannenberg (WWI): Russian Narev-army panics, Gen Martos caught 
1914
Arizonian is 1st vessel to arrive in SF via Panama Canal 
1914
Battle of St Quentin: French counter attack under General Lanrezac 
1914
New Zealand force capture German Samoa 
1916
Congress creates US Naval Reserve 
1916
Transportship Hsin-Yu & cruiser Hai-Yung collide; 1000 die 
1916
US Congress accept Jones Act: Philippines independence 
1916
General Paul Von Hindenburg replaces Von Falkenhayn as German chief of staff 
1918
Bapaume taken by Australian Corps and Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days Offensive 
1924
German Republic day accepts Dawes plan 
1925
After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him 
1929
German airship Graf Zeppelin ends a round-the-world flight 
1929
Aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh makes her first solo flight 
1930
The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland. 
1932
International Anti-War Committee forms in Amsterdam 
1932
United Cigar Stores shuts 800 shops 
1935
2nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 5, All-Stars 0 (77,450) 
1937
Phila A's Bob Johnson is 2nd to get 6 RBIs in an inning (1st) 
1939
Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II 
1940
7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567) 
1941
German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children 
1943
Danish Navy scuttles its warships so as not to be taken by Germany 
1944
15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees 
1944
Anti German rebellion in Slovakia 
1945
British liberate Hong Kong from Japan 
1945
Gen MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan 
1947
Constantine Tsaldaris succeeds Maximos as Greece premier 
1949
USSR performs first nuclear test 
1950
International Olympic Committee votes to admit West Germany & Japan in 1952 
1953
KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1953
USSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb 
1954
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opens 
1956
French government routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis 
1957
Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957 
1957
Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights 
1958
US Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colo 
1958
George Harrison joins The Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe) 
1960
Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack 
1962
Some provisions of Kuwaiti constitution are suspended 
1962
US U-2 flight sees SAM launch pads in Cuba 
1963
Harmon Killebrew (Twins) HRs off Pete Burnside (Senators) in DH 
1964
"Funny Thing Happened" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 965 perfs 
1964
Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released 
1964
On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330) 
1965
Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5 
1965
Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August 
1966
Beatles last public concert (Candlestick Park, SF) 
1966
Dutch Internal minister Smallenbroek resigns after driving drunk 
1967
Final TV episode of "The Fugitive" 
1967
Yanks longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yanks win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours & 19 minutes 
1968
1st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains) 
1968
Democrats nominate Hubert H Humphrey for US president (Chicago) 
1969
Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench 
1969
KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
1970
Black Panthers confront cops in Phila (1 cop killed) 
1972
SF Giant Jim Barr retires 1st 20 batters he faces added to last 21 he retired 6 days earlier for record 41 in a row 
1974
USSR performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1975
Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming 4th brightest in sky 
1976
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open 
1977
St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3 
1978
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1978
USTA National Tennis Center opens in Flushing NY 
1979
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1979
Sheridan Broadcasting Corp purchases Mutual Black Network 
1981
28th Walker Cup: US wins 15-9 
1981
Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League)) 
1982
38°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 
1982
The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany. 
1985
Atlantis moves to launch pad for 51-J mission 
1985
Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation 
1985
NY Yank Don Baylor is hit by a pitch for a record 190th time 
1986
Heike Drechsler of East Germany ties world women's 200 m mark (21.71s) 
1986
Morocco king Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya 
1987
Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time 
1987
Portuguese athlete Rosa Mota wins Women's Marathon at World Chapionships in Rome in 2hr 25:17mins 
1988
Macy's Tap-o-Mania sets Guiness record 
1988
USSR launches 3 cosmonauts (Valery Polyakav, 1 Afghan) to station Mir 
1990
C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, killing 13 
1990
Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq 
1991
JFK Jr wins his 1st battle as an attorney 
1991
USSR suspends Communist Party activities 
1992
Largest wrestling crowd outside US (75,000) at Wembley Stadium, London 
1992
Randy Myers blows his 6th save of the season & it marks the 5th time he's blown a potential win for Greg Harris 
1992
Brave's Charlie Leibrandt 1,000th strikeout & decides to keep the ball He rolls it to the dugout, allows Ricky Jordan to take 2nd on error 
1993
21st du Maurier Golf Classic: Brandie Burton 
1993
93rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by John Harris 
1995
NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces. 
1996
Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Vnukovo Airlines Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard. 
1997
At least 98 villagers are killed by the GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria. 
2002
19th MTV Awards: Eminem & Pink wins 
2003
Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf. 
2004
21st MTV Awards: OutKast, Beyoncé & Usher f/ Lil Jon & Ludacris wins 
2005
Hurricane Katrina makes its 2nd landfall as a category 3 hurricane devastating much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle. Kills more than 1,836, causes over $115 billion in damage. 
2007
A United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base. 
2010
62nd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Bryan Cranston & Kyra Sedgwick win 
2012
Georgian hostage crisis results in 3 police officers and 10 militants being killed 
2012
Operation Eagle, undertaken by the Egyptian Army, results in the deaths of 11 suspected terrorists and the arrest of another 23 
2012
Banana Spider venom is found to be effective in relieving erectile dysfunction 
2012
The USADA claims to have stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles 
2013
41 people are killed and 33 are injured in a bus accident in Kenya 
2016
Zika virus: Singapore confirms 41 locally transmitted cases 
2017
Top US, S.Korean military officers pledge tough response to N.Korea missile launch 
2017
North Korea fires missile over Japan in aggressive test 
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