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Wednesday August 29, 2018

August 29: Day of the Week

August 29, 2018 was the 241st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 124 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1475
    The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between France and England.
  • 1526
    Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
  • 1825
    Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
  • 1831
    Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
  • 1898
    The Goodyear tire company is founded.
  • 1941
    Tallinn, the Capital of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.
  • 1949
    Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.
  • 1970
    Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Ruben Salazar.
  • 2003
    Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf.
  • 2007
    2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident: six US cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads are flown without proper authorization from Minot Air Force Base to Barksdale Air Force Base.

Who were born on August 29?

  • 1905
    Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish pacifist (d. 1941)
  • 1915
    Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist (d. 1985)
  • 1924
    Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1931
    Lise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist
  • 1942
    James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
  • 1943
    Dick Halligan, musician & composer
  • 1955
    Jacob Lew, American government official
  • 1956
    Mark Morris, American choreographer
  • 1959
    Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut
  • 1981
    Geneviève Jeanson, French Canadian cyclist

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