This is a list of
selected that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can August 29 anniversaries and edit this page. be bold Please read the However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. talk page instead.
Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is " article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled August 29, 2019 featured article or the August 29, 2019 featured picture.
To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see
Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.
Use only ONE image at a time
United States Air Force Academy graduation day
Feast day for the ( Beheading of John the Baptist Gregorian calendar)
in Onam Kerala, India
lots of CN tags
1526 – Ottoman–Hungarian Wars: , the last Louis II Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia, died after his army was defeated by Ottoman forces led by Suleiman the Magnificent at the .
Battle of Mohács refimprove section
1756 – As neighboring countries began conspiring against him, launched a Frederick II of Prussia preemptive invasion of Saxony, starting the .
Seven Years' War refimprove section
1882 – Australia defeated England by seven runs in a Test match at the Oval in London, beginning , one of international the Ashes cricket's most celebrated rivalries.
1907 – The , currently the longest Quebec Bridge cantilever bridge span in the world at 549 m (1800 ft) connecting Quebec City and Lévis, Quebec, Canada, across the Saint Lawrence River, collapsed during construction, killing 75 workers.
1911 – The last member of the Yahi, known as , emerged from the wilderness near Ishi Oroville, California, to join European American society.
1944 – World War II: Slovak troops turned against the pro-Nazi government of Jozef Tiso and the German Wehrmacht, starting the two-month long .
Slovak National Uprising needs more footnotes
1958 – The opened in United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, Colorado.
refimprove section, unreferenced sections
2005 – Storm surges of caused Hurricane Katrina multiple breaches in levees around New Orleans, flooding about 80% of the city and surrounding areas for weeks.
1475 – After an invasion by England and the Duchy of Burgundy, France signed the with England, freeing Treaty of Picquigny to deal with the threat posed by Louis XI Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy.
1831 – discovered Michael Faraday electromagnetic induction, leading to the formulation of . his law of induction
1885 – Gottlieb Daimler patented the world's first internal combustion motorcycle, the . Reitwagen
1903 – The , the last of the five Russian battleship Slava , was launched. Borodino-class battleships
1916 – The United States Congress passed the , the first formal and official declaration of the U.S. commitment to grant independence to the Philippines. Philippine Autonomy Act
1930 – The last 36 residents of , now a St Kilda, Scotland UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural and cultural qualities, voluntarily evacuated to Morvern.
1984 – Followers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh salad bars in deliberately contaminated The Dalles, Oregon with salmonella, the first and largest bioterrorist attack in United States history.
1996 – crashed on approach to Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801 Svalbard Airport, Norway, killing all 141 aboard. 2007 – Six nuclear warheads were onto a mistakenly loaded United States Air Force heavy bomber that flew from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
(b. 1780) Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres · (b. 1809) Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. · (d. 1972)
(d. 886) Basil I · (b. 1810) Juan Bautista Alberdi · (b. 1915; d. 1982)