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 This day in History - August 29
356 Historic Events for August 29
1821

Horace Coignet, composer, dies at 86

Death
1831

Michael Faraday demonstrates 1st electric transformer

Event
1842

Gr Britain and China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war

Event
1842

Alfred Shaw, cricketer (pioneering England Test bowler)

Birth
1844

1st white-indian lacrosse game in Montreal, Indians win

Event
1849

Titus A J van Asch van Wijck, Dutch governor Suriname (1891-97)

Birth
1851

Willem M d'Ablaing, Dutch lawyer

Birth
1854

Self-governing windmill patented (Daniel Halladay)

Event
1855

Emil Pauer, composer

Birth
1861

Franz Joseph Glaser, composer, dies at 63

Death
1862

P M B Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgium, poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911)

Birth
1862

US Bureau of Engraving and Printing begins operation

Event
1862

Battle of Bull Run, VA (Manassas, Gainesville, Bristoe Station)

Event
1862

Battle of Aspromonte-Italian royal forces defeat rebels

Event
1862

2nd Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) begins

Event
1864

William Huggins discovers chemical composition of nebulae

Event
1865

John Brough, US publisher/(gov-R-Ohio), dies at about 54

Death
1868

Christian Sch”nbein, German chemist, dies at about 69

Death
1874

Walter Field

Birth
1876

F‚licien C David, French composer (Lalla-Roukh), dies at 66

Death
1876

Charles F Kettering, Ohio, inventor (auto self-starter)

Birth
1877

Alfred DPR Pound, British admiral/1st Sealord (Jutland, WW II)

Birth
1877

Brigham Young, 2nd president of Mormon Church, dies

Death
1879

Han Yong-woon, Hongsung County Korea, Zen teacher

Birth
1880

Marie-Louise Meilleur, Canada, lived past 117

Birth