On This Day: August 29th
This is 242nd day of the year and 124 days remain in the year.
Shays's rebellion, an insurrection of Massachusetts farmers against the state government, began.
The U.S.S.R. tested their first atomic bomb.
Hurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast, destroying beachfront towns in Mississippi and Louisiana, displacing a million people, and killing more than 1,000.
August 29 BirthdaysJohn LockePronunciation: [lok]
1632–1704, English philosopher, founder of British empiricism.
Michael Jacksonpop musician
Slobodan Milosevicpolitical leader
Jean Auguste Ingrespainter