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 This day in History - August 29
356 Historic Events for August 29
1664

Adriaen Pieck/Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam

Event
1686

Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, composer

Birth
1708

Haverhill, Mass destroyed by French and Indians

Event
1708

English troops occupy Menorca and Sardinia

Event
1712

Gregory King, English statistician (law of King), dies at 63

Death
1738

Georg Reuter, composer, dies at 81

Death
1742

Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist

Event
1756

England and France meet in war

Event
1756

Prussian Libya occupies Saxson: beginning 7 years War

Event
1758

Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal, dies at 56

Death
1758

Gerard Van Wage, historian, dies at 75

Death
1758

New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation

Event
1769

Edmond Hoyle, games expert, dies (birth date unknown)

Death
1773

Raphael G Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music)

Birth
1776

Americans withdraw from Manhattan to Westchester

Event
1780

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather)

Birth
1782

Richard Kempenfeldt, English admiral, drowns

Death
1786

Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass

Event
1792

English warship Royal George capsizes in Spithead; kills 900

Event
1793

Slaves in French colony of St Domingue (Haiti) freed

Event
1799

Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71

Death
1808

Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer

Birth
1809

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Cambridge MA, physician/author (Old Ironsides)

Birth
1811

Henry Bergh, 1st president of SPCA

Birth
1815

Anna Ella Carroll, US, civil war writer (Reconstruction)

Birth