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 This day in History - August 29
356 Historic Events for August 29
1939

Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II

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1939

William Friedkin, Chic, dir (Exorcist, Cruising, French Connection)

Birth
1940

7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567)

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1940

Arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77

Death
1940

Wilhelm Ruska, Holland, judo champ (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1940

James Brady, press secretary (wounded during Reagan assassin attempt)

Birth
1941

Robin Leach, London England, TV host (Life Styles of Rich and Famous)

Birth
1941

Jan L G "Yvan" Doornik, Dutch resist fighter in France, executed at 36

Death
1941

German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children

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1941

Henri Louis, French officer/resistance fighter, executed at 40

Death
1941

Maurice Charles mile Barlier, Fren resistance fighter, executed at 35

Death
1942

Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician

Birth
1943

Mohamed Amin, cameraman

Birth
1943

Richard Halligan, Troy NY, rock vocalist (Blood Sweat and Tears)

Birth
1943

Denmark scuttles their warships so as not to be taken by Germany

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1944

Anti German rebellion in Slovakia

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1944

15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees

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1945

Gen MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan

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1945

Wyomia Tyus, Griffin Ga, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)

Birth
1945

Chris Copping, Essex England, rock bassist (Procol Harum)

Birth
1945

British liberate Hong Kong from Japan

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1946

J E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed

Death
1946

Milan Harasta, composer, dies at 26

Death
1946

Bob Beamon, Jamaica NY, high jumper (Olympics-gold-68, 29' 2«" 8.9m)

Birth
1947

Constantine Tsaldaris follows Maximos as Greece premier

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