Sunday, August 29, 2004

August 29th in military history

1533 Pizarro executes the last Inca emperor.

Atahuallpa, the last emperor of the Incas, dies by strangulation at the hands of Francisco Pizarro's Spanish conquistadors. The execution of Atahuallpa, the 13th emperor, marked the end of 300 years of Inca civilization. Oh well.

1862 The Second Battle of Bull Run.

Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats the Union forces of General John Pope at the Second Battle of Bull Run near Manassas, Virginia. Even the second time, the Union couldn't get it right.

1949 The Soviet Union explodes the atomic bomb.

The Soviet Union detonated it's first atomic bomb in Kazakhstan. Not long after that, the Democrats start looking for ways to lick their boots.

And now for something not related to military history, but could be considered a black day in the history of the United States.......

1958 Michael Jackson is born.


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