11 things that happened this day in history - 29th August

Michael Jackson with the Reagans

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction

1842 - The Treaty of Nanking is signed, ending the Opium Wars and ceding the island of Hong Kong to Britain

1922 – The first radio advertisement is broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City

1949 - The U.S.S.R. test their first atomic bomb

1958 - Michael Jackson is born

1966 - The Beatles play their last major live concert at Candlestick Park, California

1984 - Prince's single Let's Go Crazy/Erotic City is released

1986 - American actress and singer Lea Michele is born

1991 - The Supreme Soviet, the parliament of the U.S.S.R., suspends all activities of the Communist Party, bringing an end to the institution

2005 - Hurricane Katrina slams into the U.S. Gulf Coast, destroying beachfront towns in Mississippi and Louisiana, displacing a million people, and killing more than 1,000

2012 – The opening ceremony of the Summer Paralympic Games is held in London

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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