29 August It Happened Today

1782  HMS Royal George sinks at Spithead on the Solent in Hampshire while undergoing repairs. More than 800 people perished.

1842  The Treaty of Nanking is signed between the British and Chinese.

1877  Death of Mormon leader Brigham Young.

1929  The airship Graf Zeppelin returns to New Jersey after a 21500 mile trip around the world.

1949  Birth of American actor Richard Gere.

1958  Birth of American singing superstar Michael Jackson.

1982  Death of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman.

2005  Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf coast of the USA.

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