August 29

August 29 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on August 29, include:

  • According to Hoyle Day 
  • Radio Commercials Day 
  • Chop Suey Day 
  • International Day Against Nuclear Tests 
  • Lemon Juice Day 
  • Marine Corps Reserve Birthday 
  • More Herbs, Less Salt Day 
  • National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day 
  • National Whiskey Sour Day - August 29 (also on August 25th)

2016 Weekly Holidays that include August 29, are:

  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - August 19 - September 5, 2016

2016 Monthly Holidays that include August 29, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our August Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of August.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.



Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 29 is Virgo.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of August are:

  • Gladiolus - Strength, moral integrity, remembrance, infatuation. It blooms in a variety of colors like red, pink, white, yellow and orange.  It stands for sincerity and symbolizes strength of character.

Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for August is:

  • Peridot which is known for its shimmering yellow-green color and the peace and good luck it brings to its wearer.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1811 - Henry Bergh, American activist who founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) (d. 1888)
  • 1915 - Ingrid Bergman, Swedish-English actress and singer (Casablanca) (d. 1982)
  • 1923 - Richard Attenborough, English actor, director, and producer (Gandhi) (d. 2014)
  • 1938 - Elliott Gould, American actor and producer (M*A*S*H, Friends, Ocean 11 
  • 1958 - Michael Jackson, American singer, songwriter, producer, dancer and actor (The Jackson 5) (d. 2009)
  • 1959 - Rebecca De Mornay, American actress and singer (Risky Business, Hand That Rocks the Cradle)
  • 1986 - Lea Michele, American actress and singer (Glee)


Famous Deaths

  • 1877 - Brigham Young, American religious leader, 2nd President of the Mormon Church (b. 1801)
  • 1968 - Ulysses S. Grant III, American General (b. 1881)
  • 1982 - Ingrid Bergman, Swedish-English actress and singer (Casablanca) (b. 1915)
  • 1987 - Lee Marvin, American actor and singer (M Squad) (b. 1924)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1964 - Dick Cheney, the 46th US Vice President marries Lynne Ann Vincent 
  • 1993 - Actress Marlee Matlin marries Kevin Grandalski


Quote of the Day




Ingrid Bergman was both born on this day, August 29th and also died on this day! She was born in 1915, and died in 1982.


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

August 29 Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Comfort food makes you feel better when life is hard! It's a complicated concept to describe, because you know that food does not really have the power to change your circumstances in life, but somehow certain foods manage to sooth your emotions and lessen stress! Most of you are drawn to soft, sweet, or salty creations, that you just can't get enough of, when life is tough!

It's a healthy diet habit to recognize this, and to choose some strategies to limit these choices, choose healthier choices, or learn the wonderful art of distraction! Find comfort in other places besides food for great weight control!

Find out some Lifestyle Solution tips to end the habit of turning to Comfort Food from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits. (link goes to her website)


This Day in History

  • 708 - Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time
  • 1756 - The Seven Years War begins when Frederick the Great attacks Saxony
  • 1758 - The first American Indian reservation is formed at Indian Mills, New Jersey
  • 1786 - Shay's Rebellion occurs in Springfield, Massachusetts when the farmers have had enough of high debt and tax burdens
  • 1831 - Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction
  • 1869 - The world's first rack railway, the Mount Washington Cog Railway opens
  • 1885 - Gottlieb Daimler receives a German patent for the Reitwagen, the world's first internal combustion motorcycle
  • 1898 - The Goodyear tire company is founded
  • 1907 - The Quebec Bridge in Canada collapses during construction and kills 75 workers
  • 1916 - The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act
  • 1946 - The USS Nevada is decommissioned
  • 1958 - The United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1991 - USSR suspends Communist Party activities
  • 2005 - Hurricane Katrina hits the U.S. Gulf coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle killing more than 1,836 and causing over $108 billion in damage


This Day in Music

  • 1958 - George Harrison joins The Quarrymen
  • 1964 - Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison is released
  • 1966 - The Beatles perform their last public concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco
  • 1970 - War by Edwin Starr hits #1
  • 1970 - Lola is released by The Kinks
  • 1982 - Abracadabra by Steve Miller hits #1
  • 1987 - La Bamba by Los Lobos hits #1 (video shown below)
  • 1992 - U2 plays at the Yankee Stadium in New York City
  • 2006 - The British public voted the album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles the Best #1 album of all time




This Day in Sports

  • 1844 - In Montreal, the first White vs. Indian lacrosse game is played with the Indians winning
  • 1889 - In Newport, RI the 1st American International professional lawn tennis contest 
  • 1909 - The World's 1st air race is held in Rheims France with Glenn Curtiss from the USA winning
  • 1950 - The International Olympic Committee votes to admit Japan and West Germany in the 1952 games
  • 1964 - Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record of 1,330
  • 1965 - Willie Mays sets a NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th
  • 2012 - The USADA strips Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

 Skyclad (adjective)

1. (Wicca) Naked outdoors.

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