29th AUGUST ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

700s / 8th century history on the 29th of August

708 : Japanese coinage (Wadōkaichin / 和同開珎) was minted for the first time, in copper, following the discovery of large copper deposits in Japan.

1700s / 18th century history on the 29th of August

1728 : Nuuk, the capital city of Greenland, was founded. Nuuk’s population was 18,800 in 2021. Official websites : Naalakkersuisut.gl (government of Greenland) |VisitGreenland.com (Nuuk)

Travel in Nuuk, Greenland (An Adventurous World YouTube channel video) over 300,000 views
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27TH AUGUST ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

1800s / 19th century history on the 27th of August

1883 : The eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in in the in Indonesia, destroyed 70% of the island of Krakatoa, and the surrounding archipelago.  The eruption resulted in the deaths of 36,417 people. It was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history. The explosions were heard over 3,000 kilometres (1,865 miles) away in Perth, Western Australia.

The eruption of Krakatoa on the 27th of August in 1883 (HistoryPod YouTube channel video) over 200,000 views

1890 : Man Ray, the American visual artist, was born Emmanuel Radnitzky in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (died in 1976 aged 86).

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24th AUGUST ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

1st century history on the 24th of August

79 AD : Mount Vesuvius stratovolcano erupted in southern Italy, and buried the Roman settlements of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae. It was the most famous eruption, and one of the deadliest eruptions in European history. Official Pompeii websites : PompeiiSites.org | PompeiOnline.net

Vesuvius: The Catastrophe Of Pompeii : Lost World Of Pompeii (Timeline – World History Documentaries verified YouTube video channel) over 10 million views
1900s / 20th century history on the 24th of August

1929 : Yasser Arafat, the 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority, was born Mohammed Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf al-Qudwa al-Husseini in Cairo, Egypt (died in 2004 aged 75).

1932 : Amelia Earhart became the 1st woman to fly non-stop across the United States, from the West coast in Los Angeles to the East coast in Newark, New Jersey.

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23rd AUGUST ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

1500s / 16th century history on the 23rd of August

1541 : Jacques Cartier, the French explorer, arrived near Quebec City, on his 3rd sailing voyage to Canada, from France.

1900s / 20th century history on the 23rd of August

1904 : Snow chains for the automobile tyre were patented.

Driving safely with snow chains explained (DW REV – Cars & Mobility verified YouTube channel) over 1 million views

1912 : Gene Kelly, the American actor and dancer, was born Eugene Curran Kelly, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (died in 1996 aged 83).

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5th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

1100s / 12th century history on the 5th of August

1100 : Henry I was crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.

1500s / 16th century history on the 5th of August

1583 : Sir Humphrey Gilbert established the 1st English colony in North America, now known as St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

St John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada (Radio Lynx Content YouTube channel video) over 100,000 views
1600s / 17th century history on the 5th of August
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4th AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

1600s / 17th century history on the 4th of August

1693 : Dom Perignon invented Champagne. This date is traditionally regarded as the day champagne was invented, and Dom Perignon is credited as the innovator for developing the techniques that were used to perfect sparkling wine.

1700s / 18th century history on the 4th of August

1783 : Mount Asama erupted in Japan, resulting in the deaths of about 1,400 people. The volcano eruption also caused a famine, which subsequently resulted in the deaths of another 20,000 people.

fly to the top of Mt Asama (Rambalac verified YouTube channel video) over 10,000 views

1821 : The Saturday Evening Post was published for the 1st time as a weekly newspaper, by Atkinson & Alexander published.

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3rd AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

1400s / 15th century history on the 3rd of August

1492 : Christopher Columbus departed from Palos de la Frontera, in Spain, with 3 ships, on his 1st voyage. He sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, via the Canary Islands, to Cuba and Hispaniola.

Columbus First Voyage (Farley Christian YouTube channel video)
Christopher Columbus’ First Letter After Discovery of America in 1493 (Voices of the Past verified YouTube channel video) over 100,000 views
1500s / 16th century history on the 3rd of August
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2nd AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

1700s / 18th century history on the 2nd of August

1776 : The United States Declaration of Independence signing took place. The declaration was the pronouncement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which explained why the Thirteen Colonies at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain regarded themselves as 13 independent sovereign states, that are no longer under British rule.

Declaration of Independence featured on America the Story of Us (History verified YouTube channel video) over 1 million views

1790 : The 1st United States Census was conducted. Official website : census.gov

1800s / 19th century history on the 2nd of August
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1st AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

1400s / 15th century history on the 1st of August

1498 : Christopher Columbus became the 1st European to visit Venezuela (which it is now known), near the mouth of South America’s Orinoco river.

1700s / 18th century history on the 1st of August

1774 : Joseph Priestley, the British scientist, discovered oxygen gas independently, by the thermal decomposition of mercuric oxide, after isolating it.

The discovery of oxygen & combustion : an educational film from 1946 (Periscope Film verified YouTube channel video) over 30,000 views on YouTube
1800s / 19th century history on the 1st of August
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