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#TodayInHistory – August 29

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August 29 – Some important events on this day.

1350 👉🏼 Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships
1526 👉🏼 Battle of Mohács: In a decisive battle the Hungarian Empire is conquered by the Ottoman Empire led by Suleiman the Magnificent

1533 👉🏼 Atahualpa, last Sapa Inca Emperor is suspected to have been buried in Northern Peru or in Ecuador.

1825 👉🏼 Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil
1831 👉🏼 Scientist and inventor Michael Faraday demonstrates 1st electric transformer
1842 👉🏼 Great Britain and China sign Treaty of Nanking, ending the Opium war

1862 👉🏼 Second Battle of Bull Run, fought in Manassas, Virginia begins, Confederate victory (US Civil War).
The culmination of the North Virginia campaign in 1862, the Union army led by John Pope faced the Confederates under General Robert E. Lee. Fought near the Bull Run tributary of the Potomac River half of Lee’s army under Major General Stonewall Jackson attacked Pope’s forces on the 29th with large losses on both sides.
The next day the rest of Lee’s army under lieutenant General James Longstreet launched a surprise right flanking attack in what was to be the largest simultaneous mass assault of the war. Pope’s forces could only retreat and starve off complete disaster by rearguard action.

1883 👉🏼 Seismic sea waves created by Krakatoa eruption create a rise in English Channel 32 hrs after explosion. ✔️ READ THE ARTICLE!

1911 👉🏼 Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
1949 👉🏼 USSR performs its first nuclear test at Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR
1958 👉🏼 Michael Jackson is born
2005 👉🏼 Hurricane Katrina makes 2nd and 3rd landfall as a category 3 hurricane, devastating much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle. Kills more than 1,836, causes over $115 billion in damage.
2019 👉🏼 Scientists announce there is no single ‘gay’ gene with genetics accounting for at most 25% of same-sex behavior, in study published in “Science”

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