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  • China
    Monday Aug 29, 1842

    Xinhai Revolution

    The First Opium War

    China
    Monday Aug 29, 1842

    After suffering its first defeat to the West in the First Opium War in 1842, the Qing imperial court struggled to contain foreign intrusions into China. Efforts to adjust and reform the traditional methods of governance were constrained by a deeply conservative court culture that did not want to give away too much authority to reform.




  • Hong Kong, China
    Saturday Aug 29, 1942

    Hong Kong independence

    First Opium War

    Hong Kong, China
    Saturday Aug 29, 1942

    Hong Kong Island was first ceded as a crown colony to the United Kingdom from the Qing Empire in 1842 during the First Opium War.




  • Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Monday Aug 29, 1949

    Harry S. Truman

    The Soviet Union's atomic bomb project

    Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Monday Aug 29, 1949

    The Soviet Union's atomic bomb project progressed much faster than had been expected and they detonated their first bomb on August 29, 1949.




  • Kimchaek, North Hamgyong, North Korea
    Wednesday Aug 29, 1951

    Neil Armstrong

    An escort for a Photo Reconnaissance Plane in the Korean War

    Kimchaek, North Hamgyong, North Korea
    Wednesday Aug 29, 1951

    On August 29, 1951, Armstrong saw action in the Korean War as an escort for a photo reconnaissance plane over Songjin.




  • Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California, USA
    Monday Aug 29, 1966

    The Beatles

    The last commercial concert a four-year period

    Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California, USA
    Monday Aug 29, 1966

    The band's concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park on 29 August was their last commercial concert. It marked the end of a four-year period dominated by almost nonstop touring that included over 1,400 concert appearances internationally.




  • Oslo Domkirke, Karl Johans gate, Oslo, Norway
    Thursday Aug 29, 1968

    Harald V

    Marriage

    Oslo Domkirke, Karl Johans gate, Oslo, Norway
    Thursday Aug 29, 1968

    Harald married a commoner, Sonja Haraldsen, at Oslo Domkirke in Oslo on 29 August 1968. The pair had dated for nine years and were only allowed to marry when Harald gave his father the ultimatum that if he was not allowed to marry Sonja he would not marry at all, which would have ended the reign of his family and the Norwegian monarchy, as Harald was the sole heir to the throne.




  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 1983

    Murder of Gabriel Fernandez

    Pearl's Birth

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 1983

    Pearl Sinthia Fernandez was born on August 29, 1983 to Robert and Sandra Fernandez.


  • Scotts Valley, California, U.S.
    Friday Aug 29, 1997

    Netflix

    Netflix foundation

    Scotts Valley, California, U.S.
    Friday Aug 29, 1997

    Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings founded Netflix on August 29, 1997 in Scotts Valley, California.


  • Scotts Valley, California, U.S.
    Friday Aug 29, 1997

    Netflix

    First online DVD-rental store

    Scotts Valley, California, U.S.
    Friday Aug 29, 1997

    Netflix launched as the world's first online DVD-rental store, with only 30 employees and 925 titles available - almost the entire catalogue of DVDs at the time, using the pay-per-rent model, with rates and due dates similar to those of its brick-and-mortar competitor, Blockbuster.


  • The Gulf coast of Mississippi, Mississippi, U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Katrina's Impact On The Gulf coast of Mississippi

    The Gulf coast of Mississippi, Mississippi, U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    The Gulf coast of Mississippi suffered massive damage from the impact of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, leaving 238 people dead, 67 missing, and billions of dollars in damage: bridges, barges, boats, piers, houses, and cars were washed inland. Katrina traveled up the entire state, and afterward, all 82 counties in Mississippi were declared disaster areas for federal assistance, 47 for full assistance.


  • New Orleans, U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Katrina's Impact On New Orleans

    New Orleans, U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    On August 29, 2005, Katrina's storm surge caused 53 breaches to various flood protection structures in and around the greater New Orleans area, submerging 80% of the city.


  • Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Katrina's Impact On Georgia

    Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    At least 18 tornadoes formed in Georgia on August 29, 2005, the most on record in that state for one day in August. The most serious of these tornadoes was an F2 tornado which affected Heard County and Carroll County. This tornado caused three injuries and one fatality and damaged several houses. The other tornadoes caused significant damages to buildings and agricultural facilities.


  • Buras-Triumph, Louisiana, U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Katrina made its Second Landfall

    Buras-Triumph, Louisiana, U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    The hurricane subsequently weakened due to another eyewall replacement cycle, and Katrina made its second landfall at 1110 UTC on August 29, as a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 125 mph (205 km/h), near Buras-Triumph, Louisiana.


  • Cuba
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Katrina's Impact On Cuba

    Cuba
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    Although Hurricane Katrina stayed well to the north of Cuba, on August 29 it brought tropical-storm force winds and rainfall of over 8 in (200 mm) to western regions of the island. Telephone and power lines were damaged and around 8,000 people were evacuated in the Pinar del Río Province. According to Cuban television reports the coastal town of Surgidero de Batabanó was 90% underwater.


  • Woodbury, Georgia, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 29, 2007

    Richard Jewell

    Death

    Woodbury, Georgia, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 29, 2007

    Jewell died on August 29, 2007, at the age of 44. He was suffering from serious medical problems that were related to diabetes.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Saturday Aug 29, 2009

    Kaká

    League Debut

    Madrid, Spain
    Saturday Aug 29, 2009

    Kaká later made his league debut in Madrid on 29 August 2009 in a 3–2 win against Deportivo de La Coruña.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Wednesday Aug 29, 2012

    Kaká

    Supercopa de España

    Madrid, Spain
    Wednesday Aug 29, 2012

    Real Madrid began the 2012–13 season by winning the Supercopa de España against rivals Barça.


  • England
    Thursday Aug 29, 2013

    David Cameron

    Suffering From a Foreign-policy Defeat

    England
    Thursday Aug 29, 2013

    In August 2013, Cameron lost a motion in favour of bombing Syrian armed forces in response to the Ghouta chemical attack, becoming the first prime minister to suffer such a foreign-policy defeat since 1782.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Thursday Aug 29, 2013

    Kaká

    Expressed his desire to leave Real Madrid

    Madrid, Spain
    Thursday Aug 29, 2013

    On 29 August 2013, Kaká expressed his desire to leave Real Madrid, having scored 29 goals and provided 32 assists in 120 appearances in all competitions over four seasons at the club.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 29, 2017

    Uber

    Dara Khosrowshahi is hired as CEO

    U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 29, 2017

    Dara Khosrowshahi is hired as CEO.


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