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On August 29
1533 Atahualpa, the last Incan King of Peru, was murdered on orders from Spanish conqueror, Francisco Pizarro. The Inca empire died with him.
1886 Chop suey was invented in New York City by visiting Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-chang.
1944 During the continuing celebration of the liberation of France from the Nazis, 15,000 American troops marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris.
1957 Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record in the U.S. when he spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes.
1971 Hank Aaron became the first baseball player in the National League to have 100 or more runs batted in for 11 consecutive seasons.
1984 A B-1 bomber prototype crashed in the Mojave Desert killing one crew member and injuring two others.
1990 Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, declared in a television interview that America could not defeat Iraq.
1991 The Communist Party in the Soviet Union had its bank accounts frozen because of the Party's role in the failed coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev.
1992 The U.N. Security Council agreed to send troops to Somalia to guard the shipments of food.
1995 At the O.J. Simpson trial, tapes of Mark Fuhrman were played. The recordings were of Fuhrman making racial comments.
1997 Hooded men killed more than 300 people in an Algerian farm village in the worst carnage since an Islamic insurgency began.
1998 Northwest Airlines pilots went on strike after their union rejected a last-minute company offer.
2001 In Dallas, TX, George Rivas was sentenced to death for the murder of a police office during a robbery. Rivas was the leader of a group of prison escapees referred to as the Texas 7.


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