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August 29th History

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August 29th In Pop Culture History

# 1 on August 29, 1970 - War
by Edwin Starr

1758 - The first American Indian reservation was established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey.

1831 - Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction, opening the door to electric generators.

1885 - Gottlieb Daimler patented the world's first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen.

1896 - Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang's chef is crdited with inventing Chop Suey.

1898 - The Goodyear tire company was founded.

1922 - The first radio advertisement (for an apartment complex) was broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City.

1949 - The Soviet Union tested its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.

1958 - United States Air Force Academy opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1966 - The Beatles performed their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

1967 - ABC's The Fugitive finale (part 1) was one of the most-watched episodes of the decade.

1970 - #1 Hit August 29, 1970 - September 18, 1970: Edwin Starr - War

1982 - The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, was first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.

1987 - #1 Hit August 29, 1987 - September 18, 1987: Los Lobos - La Bamba

1991 - Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union ended all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.

2005 (Hurricane) Katrina devastated the US Gulf Coast, from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing an estimated 1,836 people.

Celebrity Birthdays

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Michael Jackson (1958)
Dinah Washington (1924)
Ingrid Bergman (1915)
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809)
Mr. Blackwell (1922)
Lauren Collins (1986)
Carla Gugino (1971)
John Hensley (1977)
Rebecca DeMornay (1959)
Charlie Parker (1920)
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