August 29. Just Arrived: Queen Astrid Died (29)

every year in Swaziland Umhlanga (Red Dance Festival), late August or early September. The exact date is determined annually by the King of Swaziland. An ancient tradition in which the country’s single and unmarried women present freshly cut reeds to the Queen Mother to protect her home. It is one of the largest and most vibrant cultural events in Africa.

The festival lasts more than a week. The day the sugarcane is served (usually on a Monday) is the most important. On that day there was dancing and singing in traditional clothes. Only girls and women who are still virgins are allowed to participate. Often the king chooses one of the girls for marriage.

At the end of the day, the wall of the royal residence was rebuilt with the reeds supplied to it.

2004 In the TV show VPRO summer guests VVD MP . appears Ayaan Hirsi Ali the film presenting part 1. I made it with Theo van Gogh. The film is a condemnation of Islam’s persecution of women. Van Gogh was killed in Amsterdam on November 2, 2004 by Muhammed Bouyeri.

Ian Hirsi Ali (1969)

1996 In the Atlantic, the rescue of the ship Di . is set in motion Titanic.

1982 Date of birth (and in 1982 also the anniversary of the death) of the Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman. She was born in Stockholm and died in London on her 67th birthday from breast cancer. Her famous films include Casablanca, Notorious, Amazing and Autumn Sonata. She won Oscars for Anastasia, Gaslight And the Murder on the Orient Express.

Ingrid Bergman (1915-1978)

1972 death in vienna Lal Andersen, stage name Licelot Bonnenberg, German singer-songwriter. She is famous for her world famous hit Lily Marilyn from 1939.

1950 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decides that West Germany and Japan In 1952, he was allowed to participate in the Olympics again, after he was banned due to World War II.

1949 The Soviet Union released its first edition Nuclear bomb to explode.

1943 In Lille, the seventeenth and last conference of Flemish Confederation of France place. After World War II, the operation was continued by other organizations such as French Flanders Commission (KFV) and the magazine Nutter Flanders.

1939 The Dutch government announces general packing turning off. It soon became clear that the training and armament of the Dutch army was substandard.

Lale Andersen (1905-1972)

1935 Queen dies in Küsnacht (Switzerland) Astrid (29) The wife of King Leopold III (1901-1983). She died in a car accident. Her husband was driving the car, which he lost control of. The circumstances have not been fully clarified.

She was the daughter of Prince Charles of Sweden (1861-1951) and Princess Ingeborg of Denmark (1878-1958). Astrid was Queen of Belgium for only a year and a half. She was very popular from the start, especially in Flanders, for her simple and unconventional demeanor.

Arriving in Antwerp, the princess forgot all about the celebration and circled her fiancé’s neck. This spontaneous gesture was the beginning of the tremendous sympathy that Astrid gained. She was the mother of Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte of Luxembourg (1927-2005) and Kings Beaudoin (1930-1993) and Albert II (1934). Her fourth unborn child also died with the Queen.

1893 American Whitcomb Judson receives a patent in Zipper.

1891 Birth Robert de Wael, an agronomist who studied at the Higher School of Agriculture and Horticulture of the University of Ghent in the Netherlands during the occupation during the First World War. After the war, he was the first activist to appear before a military court. His death sentence, on January 23, 1919, caused an uproar and indignation in Flanders. On appeal, the death sentence was commuted to 20 years in prison.

De Waele has been accused of having, along with 66 other Flemish Catholic academics, signed the Manifesto of Catholicism Flemish Oud-Hoogstudentenbond to reopen all universities in Belgium and especially those in Ghent with Dutch as the official language (1916). He was also a member of the Council of Flanders and other activist organizations such as Young Flanders. Robert De Wiley died in 1963, at the age of 72.

1885 Builder Gottlieb Daimler (1834-1900) patented his design for Motorcycle, In Germany Ainsborough (one track). It is the world’s first gasoline-powered motorcycle, with a four-stroke engine.

1862 The writer is born in Ghent Maurice Maeterlinkthe 1911 Nobel Prize in Literature. On January 29, 1914, the Vatican placed his works on the catalog.

Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949)

1842 The Treaty of Nanking between the United Kingdom and the Qing Empire of China puts an end to Or not The Opium War. In the 19th century, opium was widely imported into China.

Millions of Chinese were addicted to this drug. Opium was the only analgesic available at that time. Western powers made huge profits by selling opium to the Chinese. This had dire consequences for China.

There was not only opium addiction, but also the threat of a monetary crisis because silver was the currency of opium. As a result, the price of silver skyrocketed and many Chinese could no longer pay their taxes. These taxes had to be paid in silver.

In 1839, Emperor Daoguang decided to act harshly. He sent an envoy to Canton and raided warehouses. A large amount of opium was seized. Then this opium was burned in public, which infuriated the British and other foreign merchants. The government in London demanded compensation and sent an expeditionary force to China. There was no resistance. Soon the British captured some ports and invaded Shanghai as well.

The Treaty of Nanking (1842) ended the First Opium War. The treaty stipulated that the Chinese would have to pay exorbitant compensation for the goods destroyed. The Chinese also had to provide the British with access to five coastal cities, including Shanghai. Hong Kong became a British Crown colony, giving the British a useful natural port. Then only 7000 people lived there.

1758 In South Jersey it will be the first Indian reservation Opened in the United States: Indian Brotherton reservationcurrent indian mills

1645 Death in Rostock (Mecklenburg) from Hugo de Groot, the greatest Dutch lawyer ever and founder of international law. He is buried at Nieuwe Kerk in Delft, near Prince Maurits van Nassau.

1475 He. She Bikini Treaty Puts an end to the Hundred Years War. The treaty is not beneficial to France, but it causes the English to give up their support for the Duke of Burgundy. This greatly weakens the position of Charles the Bold, who will be killed two years later at the Battle of Nancy.

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