August 29: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on August 29 throughout history. The 241st day of the Gregorian calendar is August 29. The Treaty of Picquigny concluded a conflict between France and England, Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction, and Netflix debuted its online DVD rental service on this day.

The 29th of August falls under the sign of Virgo. Lea Michele, Ingrid Bergman, and Liam Payne all have famous birthdays. The 29th of August is also National Lemon Juice Day.


(August 29, 1949)
The Soviet Union detonated its first atomic bomb, known as Joe-1 in the West; it was an exact replica of the Fat Man bomb used by the United States on Nagasaki during World War II.


Happy Birthday! (August 29, 1958)
Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor. photo source:

(August 29, 1997)
Netflix was started by two American entrepreneurs: Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph. Originally a video-rental service, Netflix gradually expanded into video streaming and production.

(August 29, 2005)
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the United States. Gulf Coast and ravaged the region, particularly New Orleans, which suffered devastating flooding once its levees were breached the next day.

(August 29, 2016)
The 83-year-old American comedian Gene Wilder, renowned for his portrayals of high-strung neurotic individuals who unsuccessfully attempt to appear more balanced than they are, has passed away.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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