This Day In History August 29

Historical Events & Manuscripts on August 29

August 29, 1863

The Civil War was a time when soldiers would be executed for desertion, in order to prevent further desertion. Even immigrants, whose understanding of English and the conditions of service was limited, were executed in the American Civil War. Watch the story of five Union soldiers at Beverly Ford, VA, who perhaps unjustly were denied a stay of execution from President Lincoln.

Theodor Herzl at the first or second Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897-1898. Wikimedia Commons, Governmental Office of Press, Israel.
August 29, 1897

Herzl, Envisioning the First Zionist Congress, Vows the Return of the Jews to Palestine.



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