Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 29

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This is a list of selected August 29 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. 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 talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "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.

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Blurb Reason
Feast day for the Beheading of John the Baptist (Gregorian calendar) refimprove section
Onam in Kerala, India lots of CN tags
1526Ottoman–Hungarian Wars: Louis II, the last 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, Frederick II of Prussia launched a preemptive invasion of Saxony, starting the Seven Years' War. refimprove section
1882Australia defeated England by seven runs in a Test match at the Oval in London, beginning the Ashes, one of international cricket's most celebrated rivalries. refimprove section
1907 – The Quebec Bridge, currently the longest 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. unreferenced section
1911 – The last member of the Yahi, known as Ishi, emerged from the wilderness near Oroville, California, to join European American society. refimprove section
1944World 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 United States Air Force Academy opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado. refimprove section, unreferenced sections
2005Storm surges of Hurricane Katrina caused multiple breaches in levees around New Orleans, flooding about 80% of the city and surrounding areas for weeks. refimprove section


Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (b. 1780) · Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (b. 1809) · Lale Andersen (d. 1972)

August 29

Daniel Shays
Daniel Shays

Basil I (d. 886) · Juan Bautista Alberdi (b. 1810) · Ingrid Bergman (b. 1915; d. 1982)

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