What Happened on August 29


Historical Events

1930 – The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
1967 – Yanks longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yanks win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours and 19 minutes
1987 – Houston Astro MLB player Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time
1992 – Irish rock band U2 plays the 1st of two sold-out nights at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, NYC
2011 – “Tha Carter IV” 9th studio album by Lil Wayne is released
2012 – Banana Spider venom is found to be effective in relieving erectile dysfunction

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Famous Birthdays

1843 – David B. Hill, American politician and Governor of New York (1885-91), born in Montour Falls, New York (d. 1910)
1844 – Edward Carpenter, English poet and philosopher (Civilisation, Its Cause and Cure), born in Hove, Sussex, England (d. 1929)
1905 – Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish pacifist, executed without a trial for his beliefs, born in Juva, Finland (d. 1941)
1954 – Julio Fernandez, Cuban-American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra, 1984-present), born in Havana, Cuba
1963 – Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer (Cocteau Twins – “Heaven OR Las Vegas”), born in Grangemouth, Scotland
1974 – Jay Onrait, Canadian sports broadcaster (TSN, Fox Sports 1), born in Athabasca, Alberta

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Famous Deaths

1893 – Aleksey Apukhtin, Russian poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52 [OS=8/17]
1931 – David Abercrombie, Abercrombie and Fitch founder, dies at 64
1980 – Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, French politician and Nazi collaborator (anti-Semite minister in WWII Vichy government), dies at 92
1987 – Lee Marvin, American actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), dies of a heart attack at 63
2002 – Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (To Serve Them All My Days), dies at 82
2007 – Pierre Messmer, French politician (Prime Minister of France 1972-74 under Georges Pompidou), dies at 91

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