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AUGUST 29

1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes (Massachusetts-born Physician, Poet, Essayist and Humorist) Massachusetts Authors Medicine Poetry
1945 Wyomia Tyus (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Wyomia Tyus Track and Field Hall of Fame Olympic Games African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1942 Japan Refuses Red Cross Supplies for U.S. Prisoners of War Japan The Red Cross World War II History Channel
1977 Lou Brock Breaks Ty Cobb's Record for Career Stolen Bases (893) Ty Cobb Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures New York Times
2005 Hurricane Katrina Devastates New Orleans, Southern Louisiana, Alabama &Mississippi New Orleans Alabama Missisippi Hurricane Katrina Flooding Death

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