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Daily Calendar for Saturday, August 29, 2020

Born

  • Jean Baptiste Colbert –
  • John Locke (philosopher) –
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (author) –
  • Charles Franklin Kettering (inventor) –
  • Werner Forssmann (surgeon) –
  • Ingrid Bergman (actress) –
  • George Montgomery (actor) –
  • Isabel Sanford (actress) –
  • Charlie Parker (musician) –
  • Lord Richard Attenborough (actor) –
  • Joel Schumacher (film director) –
  • Michael Jackson (singer) –
  • Chris Hadfield (astronaut) –
  • Carla Gugino (actress) –
  • Chris Simms (football player) –

Died

  • Christian Friedrich SchΓΆnbein (chemist) –
  • Brigham Young (Mormon leader) –
  • Earl Grey (Canadian Governor General 1904 - 1911) –
  • William Archibald Spooner (known for verbal inversions called spoonerismsβ€β€œ) –
  • Ingrid Bergman (actress) –

Events

  • First Peppersass steam locomotive demonstration on the Mount Washington Cog Railway took place–
  • Althea Gibson became the first African American woman to compete in a national tennis tournament–
  • As Sen. Thurmond’s filibuster came to an end, he established a new record for the longest speech by one senator (24 hrs and 18 min.), and despite his efforts The Civil Rights Bill passed–
  • United States Air Force Academy opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado–
  • The Beatles perform their last tour concert, in San Francisco–
  • The Supreme Soviet suspended all activities of the Soviet Communist Party–

Weather

  • Hackberry, Louisiana, received 22 inches of rain in 24 hours–
  • A cold wave brought 2.5 inches of snow to the top of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington for an August record–
  • Hurricane Katrina devastated the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. More than 1,800 lives were lost–

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