August 29 events in history

708 Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708)
1261 Pope Urban IV succeeds Pope Alexander IV as the 182nd pope
1315 Battle of Montecatini: The army of the Republic of Pisa, commanded by Uguccione della Faggiuola, wins a decisive victory against the joint forces of the Kingdom of Naples and the Republic of Florence despite being outnumbered
1350 Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships
1475 The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between the kingdoms of France and England
1484 Pope Innocent VIII succeeds Pope Sixtus IV
1498 Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Kingdom of Portugal
1521 The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár (Belgrade)
1526 Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia
1533 Spaniard Francisco Pizarro executes Atahualpa, the last Sapa Inca (sovereign emperor) of the Inca Empire
1541 The Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom
1728 The city of Nuuk in Greenland is founded as the fort of Godt-Haab by the royal governor Claus Paarss
1756 Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years' War
1758 The first American Indian reservation is established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey
1778 American Revolutionary War: British and American forces battle indecisively at the Battle of Rhode Island
1786 Shays' Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens
1807 British troops under Sir Arthur Wellesly defeat a Danish militia outside Copenhagen in the Battle of Køge
1825 Kingdom of Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil
1831 Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction
1842 Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War
1861 American Civil War: United States Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina
1869 The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, making it the world's first mountain-climbing rack railway
1871 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)
1885 Gottlieb Daimler patents the world's first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen
1898 The Goodyear tire company is founded
1903 The Slava, the last of the five Borodino-class battleships, is launched
1907 The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers
1910 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
1911 Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California
1914 Start of the Battle of St. Quentin in which the French Fifth Army counter-attacked the invading Germans at Saint-Quentin, Aisne
1915 US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk in an accident
1916 The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act
1918 Bapaume taken by the New Zealand Division in the Hundred Days Offensive
1922 The first radio advertisement is broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City
1930 The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland
1941 Tallinn, the Capital of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union
1943 German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy; Germany dissolves the Danish government
1944 Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis
1946 USS Nevada is decommissioned
1949 Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan
1950 Korean War: British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there
1958 United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado
1965 The Gemini V spacecraft returns to Earth, landing in the Atlantic ocean
1966 The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco
1970 Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Rubén Salazar
1982 The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany
1991 Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party
1991 Libero Grassi, an Italian businessman from Palermo is killed by the Mafia after taking a solitary stand against their extortion demands
1996 Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard
1997 At least 98 villagers are killed by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria