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AUGUST 29 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

32 – JOHN LOCKE the English philosopher was born on the 29th day of August in 1632 (d. 1704).

1758 – The first American iNDiAN RESERVATiON was established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey, on the 29th day of August in 1758.

1780 – JEAN AUGUSTE DOMiNiQUE iNGRES the French painter was born on the 29th day of August in 1780 (d. 1867).

La Grande Odalisque Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres 1814 Orientalism oil painting canvas Louvre nude model woman couch Die große Odaliske
La Grande Odalisque by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1814) Orientalism oil painting on canvas, size: 91 x 162 cm, at the Louvre, Paris.
The Envoys of Agammemnon 1801 oil painting canvas Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres naked Greek mythology music nude men art
The Envoys of Agammemnon, 1801 oil painting on canvas by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, École des Beaux Arts, Paris

1831 – MiCHAEL FARADAY the English scientist discovered electromagnetic induction on the 29th day of August in 1831.

1833 – ABOLiTiON of SLAVERY was legislated by the United Kingdom in its empire on the 29th day of August in 1833.

1862 – ANDREW FiSHER the 5th Prime Minister of Australia was born on the 29th day of August in 1862 (d. 1928).

1885 – GOTTLiEB DAiMLER patented the world’s first internal combustion motorcycle, known as the Reitwagen (riding wagon) on the 29th day of August in 1885. Daimler is also known as “the father of the motorcycle” for this invention.

Daimler Reitwagen riding wagon patent 29th August 1885 Gottlieb Daimler first motorcycle design internal combustion invention
The Daimler Reitwagen aka “riding wagon” patented on the 29th August 1885 by Gottlieb Daimler, and widely recognized as the first motorcycle in the World
Daimler Reitwagen riding wagon patent 29th August 1885 Gottlieb Daimler first motorcycle designs internal combustion invention
Views of the Daimler Reitwagen aka “riding wagon” patented on the 29th August 1885 by Gottlieb Daimler, and widely recognized as the first motorcycle in the World

1898 – The GOODYEAR tyre company was founded on the 29th day of August in 1898.

1920 ~ CHARLiE PARKER aka Yardbird the American jazz saxophonist was born on the 29th day of August in 1920 (died 1955 aged 34).

1922 – The first RADiO ADVERTiSEMENT was broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City on the 29th day of August in 1922.

1923 – RiCHARD ATTENBOROUGH the English film director was born on the 29th day of August in 1923.

1924 – DiNAH WASHiNGTON the American singer was born on the 29th day of August in 1924 (d. 1963).

1958 – LENNY HENRY the British comedian was born on the 29th day of August in 1958.

1958 – MiCHAEL JACKSON the American pop singer was born on the 29th day of August in 1958 (d. 2009). The video below features Michael Jackson performing Billie Jean at the Motown 25th Anniversary of Motown in 1983…

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Michael Jackson waving his iconic one glove at the White House in 1984 (Photo from the Wikimedia Commons)

1959CHRiS HADFiELD (OOnt|MSC|CD) the Canadian astronaut and 1st Canadian to walk in space was born in Sarnia, Ontario on the 29th August 1959. Chris Hadfield received great media exposure during his time on the Soyuz TMA-07M International Space Station where he was described as the most social media savvy astronaut ever to leave Earth by Forbes, after building a considerable audience on social media, including over 1 million Twitter followers, over 4 million on one of the top Reddit AmA threads of all time with I Am Astronaut Chris Hadfield, currently orbiting planet Earth, and his popular Tumblr blog. Chris Hadfield is known for recording the 1st song in space, Jewel in the Night was released via YouTube on Christmas Eve 2012. Chris Hadfield ended his 2 months commanding Expedition 35 on the international space station by paying tribute to David Bowie with a rendition of Space Oddity (1969) as seen by over 19 million people on YouTube. Chris Hadfield’s official website: www.ChrisHadfield.ca| Col. Chris Hadfield’s verified Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AstronautChrisHadfield | Twitter (verified): www.Twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield | Chris Hadfield YouTube official account | Google Plus: www.plus.Google.com/+ChrisHadfield | Tumblr: www.ColChrisHadfield.tumblr.com | Reddit: www.reddit.com/user/ColChrisHadfield | NASA Hadfield Bio | YouTube video: Space Oddity by Chris Hadfield (original video on the Chris Hadfield’s official YouTube Channel…

1966 – The BEATLES performed their final commercial concert, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, on the 29th day of August in 1966.

1977 – CHARLiE PiCKERiNG the Australian comedian and television presenter from The Project television show, was born on the 29th day of August in 1977.

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The Charlie Pickering (7PM Project TV) birthday card artwork by Anton K. Kressnig ~ 29th August 2010 (Also featured in the cartoon art: Carrie Bickmore, Dave Hughes, Michael Jackson & Tony Abbott)

1993Liam Payne the English singer from One Direction was born on the 29th August 1993.

2001 – GRAEME “SHiRLEY” STRACHAN the Australian singer from SKYHOOKS died on the 29th day of August in 2001, aged 49 (born 1952).

2005 – HURRiCANE KATRiNA devastated much of the U.S. Gulf Coast on the 29th day of August in 2005. Hurricane Katrina killed more than 1,836 people, and caused $108 billion in damage, with winds reaching 175 mph (280 km/h). Most of eastern North America was affected by the hurricane, including Bahamas, South Florida, Cuba, Louisiana, Greater New Orleans, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Panhandle.

Hurricane Katrina Spectroradiometer MODIS Category 5 storm Atlantic 2005 USA America Gulf of mexico Florida Louisiana New Orleans Mississippi Alabama air pressure satellite weather map clouds
2 hours after the National Hurricane Center issued their warning, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captured this image from NASA’s Terra satellite at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. The massive storm covers much of the Gulf of Mexico, spanning from the U.S. coast to the Yucatan Peninsula. (Image source: Author Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC 28 August 2005)
Hurricane Katrina damage Jeff Davis Avenue Long Beach Mississippi wrecked buildings School Public Library City Hall streets aerial photo
Aerial photo of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in Jeff Davis Avenue in Long Beach, Mississippi. Also seen in this photo is Harper McCaughan Elementary School (long blue building), Long Beach Public Library & City Hall, East-West streets (5th Street, 4th St. & 3rd St.) & the railroad tracks. The water-line debris piles created by the storm surge were 10 to 15 feet high. (Photographed on the 6th September 2005 by Mark Wolfe courtesy at FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency)
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Hurricane Katrina image from NOAA: Environmental Visualization Laboratory ~ National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

2012 ~ HURRiCANE iSAAC battered New Orleans on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Isaac hit eastern North America, making landfall in southeast Louisiana, with top winds of more than 120km/h, on the 29th day of August, the exact day of the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Estimated damage of $2 billion.

Hurricane Isaac NASA Terra satellite image 28th August 2012 tropical storm Gulf Coast Louisiana Mississippi New Orleans United States
Hurricane Isaac as a Category 1 hurricane on the 28th August 2012 (Image source: LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response)

Today in History for August 29th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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