August 29 in Pop Culture History

August 29 in Pop Culture History

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.

1915 – Actress Ingrid Bergman died on her 67th birthday (August 29, 1915 –  August 29, 1982).

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 StarrWar

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 LobosLa Bamba

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

1997 – (fictional) 3 billion people would have died if not for the heroic efforts of Sarah and John Connor to successfully delay Judgement Day.

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


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