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This Day in History: August 29

August 29: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1862, the United States Bureau of Engraving & Printing begins operation.
  2. In 1893, Whitcomb Judson receives a patent for the zipper.
  3. In 1898, The Goodyear Tire company is established.
  4. In 1965, American astronauts L. Gordon Cooper and Charles M. "Pete" Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5, the 19th spaceflight of all time.
  5. 2005 - Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast, causing over $115 billion in damage.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Temple Grandin (Autism expert), Charles David Walker (astronaut), Rebecca De Mornay (American actress), A+ (American rapper), Henry V (King of England)

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