29th August

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The August 29 is the 241st day of the Gregorian calendar (the 242nd in leap years ). This leaves 124 days until the end of the year.

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Politics and world events

1637: Fort São Jorge da Mina (view from 1668)
1914: the German colonies in the Pacific


1751: the large barrel in Heidelberg
La Porteña locomotive

science and technology

1965: Gemini 5 after the splashdown


2009: Kunstquartier Hagen




1782: Medallion with the sinking of the Royal George
  • 1741: A volcanic eruption on the island of Oshima-Ōshima is accompanied by a tsunami in the Sea of ​​Japan that kills at least 1,600 people.
  • 1782: The British liner Royal George capsizes and sinks while at anchor in the Solent . Between 800 and 950 people drown, including Vice Admiral Richard Kempenfelt and large numbers of children and women. To this day, the sinking is the worst peacetime shipwreck in the history of the Royal Navy .
  • 1907: The Québec Bridge over the Saint Lawrence River collapses while it is being built. 75 construction workers are killed.
  • 1996: Spitzbergen , Norway: A Russian Tupolev Tu-154 crashes into a mountain. All 141 people on board die.
  • 2005: Hurricane Katrina hits the US Gulf Coast, a storm surge floods New Orleans and floods large parts of the US states Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. More than 1000 people are killed, the financial damage is estimated at over 125 billion euros.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .

nature and environment

1916: Waterfall in Mount Field National Park


Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .


Before the 18th century

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Before the 16th century

16th to 18th century

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21st century

Holidays and memorial days

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .

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