Saturday Scenes

Thu 3 September 2009

End of Summer

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 11:02

August 29 – Wikipedia

August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 124 days remaining until the end of the year.

Interesting events this day:

708 – Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time
1350 – Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
1498 – Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Portugal.
1526 – Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
1655 – Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.
1786 – Shays’ Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens.
1861 – American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
1910 – Japan changes Korea’s name to Cho-sen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.
1966 – The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
2005 – Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $80 billion in damage.

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