Today in History, English
Today in History, English

98071August 29Event1758 – The first American Indian reservation is established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey.
98072August 29Event1778 – American Revolutionary War: British and American forces battle indecisively at the Battle of Rhode Island.
98073August 29Event1786 – Shays' Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens.
98074August 29Event1807 – British troops under Sir Arthur Wellesly defeat a Danish militia outside Copenhagen in the Battle of Køge.
98075August 29Event1825 – Kingdom of Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
98076August 29Event1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
98077August 29Event1842 – Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.
98078August 29Event1861 – American Civil War: United States Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
98079August 29Event1869 – The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, making it the world's first mountain-climbing rack railway.
98080August 29Event1871 – Emperor Meiji orders the abolition of the han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration. (Traditional Japanese date: July 14, 1871).
98081August 29Event1885 – Gottlieb Daimler patents the world's first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen.
98082August 29Event1895 – Rugby league is founded by 22 clubs at a meeting in the George Hotel, Huddersfield.
98083August 29Event1898 – The Goodyear tire company is founded.
98084August 29Event1903 – The Slava, the last of the five Borodino-class battleships, is launched.
98085August 29Event1907 – The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
98086August 29Event1910 – The Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, also known as the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, becomes effective, officially starting the period of Japanese rule in Korea.
98087August 29Event1911 – Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
98088August 29Event1914 – Start of the Battle of St. Quentin in which the French Fifth Army counter-attacked the invading Germans at Saint-Quentin, Aisne.
98089August 29Event1915 – US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk in an accident.
98090August 29Event1916 – The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act.
98091August 29Event1918 – Bapaume taken by the New Zealand Division in the Hundred Days Offensive.
98092August 29Event1922 – The first radio advertisement is broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City.
98093August 29Event1930 – The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
98094August 29Event1941 – Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.
98095August 29Event1943 – German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy Germany dissolves the Danish government.
98096August 29Event1944 – Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis.
98097August 29Event1946 – USS Nevada is decommissioned.
98098August 29Event1949 – Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.
98099August 29Event1950 – Korean War: British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.
98100August 29Event1958 – United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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