August 29th observes Chop Suey Day as well as More Herbs, Less Salt Day.
Welcome to the 242nd day of the year! We’re slowly getting through the year, and now have only 124 days remaining in 2024.
We’re getting close to the end of the month, but until then let’s look at what makes today so special. Here you’re going to learn about some interesting facts about August 29th, as well as historical events that all happened on this day.
Did you know that on this day in 1854, Daniel Halladay patented the self-governing windmill? His invention would inadvertently go on to assist with the development of steam trains.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about August 29th in history!
What memorable events happened on August 29 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Elon Musk unveiled a pig called Gertrude with a coin-sized computer chip in her brain.
On this day, Elon Musk demonstrated his ambitious plans to create a working brain-to-machine interface.
Quebec Bridge in St Lawrence, Canada, collapsed after four years of construction.
On this day, there were 86 workers on site, and 75 were killed, with the rest being injured. The instability of the infrastructure was known by Norman McLure, who tried to warn them but sent the message by mail rather than telegraph.
British naval vessel HMS Royal George sank, and over 800 lives were lost.
While being docked in Portsmouth, England, the vessel was purposely rolled so maintenance could be carried out on the hull. However, the ship became out of control and started taking on water. Consequently, it sank, along with the crew on board.
Is today your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Michael Jackson! Check out more famous people born on this day below.
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Oct 28, 1704 (Age 72)
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
National Chop Suey Day
Did you know that the Chinese-American dish Chop Suey literally translates to “odds and ends?” This humble dish may have originally been made from kitchen scraps, but it’s developed over time into a truly succulent meal. So celebrate Chop Suey Day by eating some chop suey!
More Herbs, Less Salt Day
Salt makes your dishes tasty, but too much salt isn’t good for you. Herbs, on the other hand, are both nutritious and delicious! Experiment today by using more herbs and less salt in your meals! If there were ever a holiday we could get behind more, it would be today.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
President Ulysses S. Grant was arrested while in office. He was charged, booked, and released for speeding on a horse and had to pay a fine.
Birthday & Zodiac
If you were born on August 29th, your star sign is Virgo.
Virgo is an earth sign that’s represented by the Virgin. Although, it’s not necessarily to do with sexual virginity, but rather more to do with this sign’s dedication to the clearness of the mind and purity.
For all of you born in August, your allocated birthstone is the Peridot. The largest peridot stone was discovered on Zagbargad Island, Egypt. Peridot was popular among the Egyptian Pharaohs, and they’re still the national gem of Egypt.
If your birthday falls on this day, you would’ve likely been conceived around December 6 in the previous year.
A baby conceived on this day will likely be born around May 22, 2025.