August 29 holidays in 2024

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
International Day against Nuclear Tests - International (Nature & Environment, United Nations)
National Uprising Day Slovakia National Holiday
According to Hoyle Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action, Lifestyle)
National Sports Day India Observance
National Chop Suey Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)

Historical Events on August 29

  • 1778: At the Battle of Rhode Island during the American Revolutionary War, American and British forces come to a stalemate.
  • 1786: An armed insurrection of Massachusetts farmers begins in response to high taxes imposed on them. This insurrection is called Shays’ Rebellion.
  • 1825: Portugal recognizes Brazil as an independent country.
  • 1831: Electromagnetic induction is discovered by Michael Faraday.
  • 1842: The First Opium War ends with the signing of the Treaty of Nanking.
  • 1861: Forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina are captured by the United States Navy during the American Civil War.
  • 1885: The first internal-combustion motorcycle – the Reitwagen – is patented by Gottlieb Daimler.
  • 1898: The tire company known as Goodyear is founded on this day.
  • 1941: The Estonian capital called Tallinn is occupied by Nazi Germany.
  • 1943: Germany dissolves the Danish government and scuttles Denmark’s navy.
  • 1944: 60,000 Slovak troops revolt against the Nazis in what is now known as the Slovak National Uprising.
  • 1946: The USS Nevada is decommissioned.
  • 1950: British troops bolster the United States in Korea during the Korean War.
  • 1958: The U.S Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • 1965: Gemini V returns to Earth – splash landing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Famous Birthdays on August 29

  • American race-car driver Gary Gabelich is born in 1940.
  • English television host Robin Leach is born in 1941.
  • American cinematographer James Glennon is born in 1942.
  • German actor Gottfried John is born in 1942.
  • Canadian astrophysicist and Nobel Prize Laureate Arthur B. McDonald is born in 1943.
  • American wrestler and actor Stan Hansen is born in 1949.
  • American poet and author Karen Hesse is born in 1952.
  • French motorcycle racer Olivier Jacque is born in 1973.
  • Irish footballer Stephen Carr is born in 1976.
  • English businessman Phil Harvey is born in 1976.
  • American singer and actress Lea Michele is born in 1986.
  • Polish footballer Tony Kane is born in 1987.

Mardi Gras

Maundy Thursday


Memorial Day

Bastille Day