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Historical Events -  August 29

708 – Copper Coins were minted in Japan for the first time.

1498 – Vasco da Gama decided to depart Calicut and return to the Kingdom of Portugal.

1831 – In London, Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer.

1833 – The Slavery Abolition Act 1833, abolished slavery in parts of the British Empire.

1835 – John Batman and associates brought land from the Australian aborigines and officially established Melbourne.

1885 – The first motorcycle was patented by Gottlieb Daimler in Germany.  

1931 – The Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi arrived in London today to attend the second Round Table Conference at St James’s Palace.

1947 – The Constituent Assembly set up a Drafting Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar to prepare a Draft Constitution for India.

1966 – The Beatles performed their last consort before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

1974 – Chaudhary Charan Singh established the new political party Bhartiya Lok Dal.

2004 – Michael Shoemaker won the Formula 1 Championship for 5th time.


Famous Birthdays   – August 29  

1632 – John Locke, an English philosopher, and physician. Widely regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and commonly known as “Father of Liberalism”.

1811 – Henry Bergh, American activist, founded the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

1862 – Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet, and playwright.

1887 – Jiv Narayan Mehta, Indian physician, and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Gujarat.

1905 – Dhyan Chand, Indian Hockey Player. Considered one of the greatest hockey players in the history of the world. On this day 29th August India celebrates National Sports Day every year.

1923 – Richard Attenborough. English actor, film director, and producer. Best known for his Academy Award-winning movie, “Gandhi”.

1947 – Temple Grandin, an American doctor of Animal Science, and author. She is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to document the insights she gained from her personnel experience of autism. She also invented the “Hug Box” device to calm those on the autism spectrum.

1947 – James Hunt, British World Champion racing driver.

1958 – Michael Jackson, American Singer, and Songwriter. American megastar whose hit albums such as ‘Thriller’ and ‘Bad’ are backed by equally successful videos.

1959 – Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian actor, and film producer. Primarily known for his work in Telugu language films.


Death Anniversaries  – August  29

1882 – Eamon De Valera, Irish Leader, 3rd president of newly-independent country Ireland.

1891 – Pierre Lallement, a French businessman. Considered by some to be the inventor of pedal bicycles.

1911 – Mir Mehboob Ali Khan, 6th Nizam of Hyderabad, India.   

1917 – Banarasi Das Gupta, Indian politician who served as 4th Chief Minister of Haryana state.

1945 – Fritz Pfleumer, Austrian entrepreneur. The inventor of Magnetic Tape that helped change the way sound was recorded and played back.

1976 – Kazi Nazrul Islam, Indian Bangladeshi poet. Titled as The National poet of Bangladesh.

1982 – Ingrid Bergman, Swedish Actress. She was ranked as the fourth greatest actress of all time by the American film institute.

2002 – Nirmal Kumar Mukharjee, Indian administrator and former governor of Punjab.

2008 – Jayashree Gadekar, Indian actress.


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