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On August 29, 1859 southern aurorae were observed as far north as Queensland in Australia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859



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The Indian Astronomical Observatory was dedicated to the nation on 29 August 2001 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Astronomical_Observatory



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The first day of the Egyptian calendar, 1 Thoth. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_calendar

The International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed on August 29.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_against_Nuclear_Tests



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The Soviet Union tested its first atomic bomb, RDS-1 or First Lightning on 29 August 1949
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44692762/rds-1-soviet-atomic-bomb/

Meitnerium was first synthesised on August 29, 1982
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50600186/meitnerium/

The Semipalatinsk Test Site was officially closed on 29 August 1991.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semipalatinsk_Test_Site

On 29 August 1930, the remaining 36 inhabitants of St Kilda were removed to the Scottish mainland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Kilda,_Scotland#Evacuation

Nuuk was founded as the fort of Godt-Haab on the 29th August 1728
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuuk#History

On 29 August 1914 the French Fifth Army attacked St. Quentin 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_St._Quentin_(1914)

HMS Pandora sank on the 29th August 1791
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Pandora_(1779)

Pre-dreadnought battleship Slava was launched on the 29th August 1903
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_battleship_Slava

Battle of Britain. Day 51 - 29th August 1940 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Britain_Day



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Eutelsat 25B/Es'hail 1 and GSAT-7 were launched on the 29th August 2013
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t54735162/eutelsat-25b/

Progress M-48 was launched at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on 29 August 2003.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress_M-48

STS-128 was launched on the 29th August 2009. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-128

Soyuz TM-6 was launched in August 1988
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44692850/soyuz-tm-6/

Abdul Ahad Momand became the first Afghan in space on August 29, 1988.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Ahad_Mohmand



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Thomas Henry "Tom" Marshburn (born August 29, 1960) is an American physician and a NASA astronaut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Marshburn

Charles David "Charlie" Walker (born August 29, 1948) is an American engineer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_David_Walker

Chris Austin Hadfield (born 29 August 1959) is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Hadfield

Timothy Ferris (born August 29, 1944) is a science writer 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Ferris

John Locke (29 August 1632 - 28 October 1704) was an English philosopher 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50600253/john-locke-frs-1632-1704/

Jan Sniadecki (August 29, 1756 - November 9, 1830) was a Polish mathematician,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_%C5%9Aniadecki

Shen Chun-shan (born 29 August 1932) is a retired academic in Taiwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shen_Chun-shan

Stephen Wolfram (born 29 August 1959) is a British scientist
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50600271/stephen-wolfram/

John E. Heuser (born August 29, 1942) created quick-freeze deep-etch electron microscopy
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50600262/john-e-heuser/

Johann Holetschek (August 29, 1846 - November 10, 1923) was an Austrian astronomer, 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Holetschek



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The Beatles gave their final full concert at Candlestick Park on August 29, 1966.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR_kQuhIGPY
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlestick_Park#The_Beatles.27_Final_Concert

August 29, 1997: Skynet Becomes Self-aware at 2:14 am

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NGC 139 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 29th August 1864.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58428570/ngc-139/

NGC 403 was discovered by German astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 29th August 1862.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58428560/ngc-403/

NGC 472 was discovered by German astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 29th August 1862.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58428552/ngc-472/

NGC 6914 was discovered by French astronomer Edouard Stephan on the 29th August 1881.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58428464/ngc-6914/

NGC 6941 was discovered by American astronomer Truman Henry Safford on the 29th August 1867.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58428450/ngc-6941/

Messier 72 was discovered by French astronomer Pierre Francois Andre Mechain on the 29th August 1780.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t45862747/messier-72/

NGC 7360 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 29th August 1864.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58428390/ngc-7360/

NGC 7367 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 29th August 1864.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58428375/ngc-7367/

NGC 7369 was discovered by German astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 29th August 1865.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58428365/ngc-7369/

NGC 7376 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 29th August 1864.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58428351/ngc-7376/

NGC 7518 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 29th August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58428335/ngc-7518/



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On August 29, 1864, Sir William Huggins was the first to take the spectrum of a planetary nebula when he analysed NGC 6543
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t19531704/ngc-6543/

On August 29, 2012, astronomers reported the detection of glycolaldehyde around the protostellar binary IRAS 16293-2422, 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycolaldehyde#Formation_in_space

Nova Cygni 1975 was discovered on August 29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V1500_Cygni

Asteroid (74) Galatea was discovered by Ernst Tempel on August 29, 1862, in Marseilles, France.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/74_Galatea

Pluto (not known at the time) reached perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) on the 29th August 1741

Margaret a prograde irregular satellite of Uranus was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, et al. in 2003
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_(moon)

The Close encounter of Cussac happened in France in August 1967. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_encounter_of_Cussac



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Meteorites

The Mern (L6) meteorite fell in Region Sjaelland, Denmark, on the 29th August, 1878.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44692708/mern-meteorite/

The Pirgunje (L6) meteorite fell in Rajshahi, Bangladesh, on the 29th August, 1882.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44692709/pirgunje-meteorite/

The Bath (H4) meteorite fell in South Dakota, USA, on the 29th August, 1892.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44692711/bath-meteorite/

The Kavarpura (Iron, IIE-an) meteorite was recovered in Rajasthan, India, on 29 August 2006.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t54794497/kavarpura-meteorite/



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