August 29: Day of the Week
August 29, 2023 is the 241st day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 124 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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August 29 Historical Event(s)
- 1655Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.
- 1833The United Kingdom legislates the abolition of slavery in its empire.
- 1835The city of Melbourne, Australia is founded.
- 1842Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.
- 1861American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
- 1885Gottlieb Daimler patents the world’s first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen
- 1903The Russian battleship Slava, the last of the five Sclass Borodinos, is launched.
- 1910The Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, also known as the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, becomes effective, officially starting the period of Japanese rule in Korea.
- 1941Tallinn, the Capital of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.
- 1950Korean War: British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.
Who were born on August 29?
- 1756Jan Śniadecki, Polish mathematician (d. 1830)
- 1876Charles F. Kettering, American inventor (d. 1958)
- 1904Werner Forssmann, German physician Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
- 1912Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian/Polish cinematographer
- 1920Charlie Parker, American musician (d. 1955)
- 1926María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer
- 1956Mark Morris, American choreographer
- 1977Jo Weil, German actor
- 1979Stijn Devolder, Belgian cyclist
- 1990Patrick van Aanholt, Dutch footballer
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