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AUGUST 29

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Slovakia: Uprising Day
(Commemoration of unsuccessful uprising of the Slovak resistance: 08/29/1944 - 10/27/1944)
Slovakia World War II U.S. Department of State Radio Prague
1619 Jean-Baptiste Colbert (French Secretary under King Louis XlV) French Political and Social Leaders
1899 Lyman Lemnitzer (Pennsylvania-born U.S. Army General, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff: 1960-62) Pennsylvania Military Leaders World War II NATO
1936 John McCain (U.S. Senator from Arizona; Republican Candidate for President of the United States) John McCain 2008 Presidential Campaign U.S. Senate
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1533 Atahualpa (Last Incan King: Murdered on Orders from Spanish Conqueror Francisco Pizarro) Incas, Mayans & Aztecs Francisco Pizarro History Channel
1877 Brigham Young (Vermont-born Mormon Political Leader) Brigham Young Utah Political and Social Leaders The Mormon Church
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1533 Pizarro Orders the Murder of Atahualpa, the Last Incan King Francisco Pizarro Incas, Mayans & Aztecs History Channel
1818 Spain Severs U.S. Diplomatic Relations Due to U.S. Occupation of Forts in Spanish Florida Spain Florida Forts Florida Historical Society
1918 Delaware's 59th Infantry Leaves Hoboken, New Jersey for Brest, France France Georgetown, Delaware Hoboken, New Jersey World War I State of Delaware
1942 Japan Refuses Red Cross Supplies for U.S. Prisoners of War Japan The Red Cross World War II History Channel
1944 Jan Golian Leads 80,000 Slovaks in Attempted Overthrow of Fascist Government Slovakia World War II Radio Prague
1973 Judge Sirica Orders President Nixon to Turn over Watergate Tapes Richard Nixon & the Watergate Scandal The American Presidency The Law & Legal Resources Library of Congress

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