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Saturday August 29, 2020

August 29: Day of the Week

August 29, 2020 is the 242nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 124 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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

August 2020
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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.
  • 1521
    The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár, now known as Belgrade.
  • 1833
    The United Kingdom legislates the abolition of slavery in its empire.
  • 1835
    The city of Melbourne, Australia is founded.
  • 1885
    Gottlieb Daimler patents the world’s first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen
  • 1903
    The Russian battleship Slava, the last of the five Sclass Borodinos, is launched.
  • 1907
    The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
  • 1915
    US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk in accident.
  • 1943
    German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy; Germany dissolves the Danish government.
  • 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?

  • 1811
    Henry Bergh, founder of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (d. 1888)
  • 1901
    Aurèle Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • 1913
    Len Butterfield, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1999)
  • 1923
    Hiralal Gaekwad, Indian cricketer (d. 2003)
  • 1936
    John McCain, American politician
  • 1940
    James Brady, American White House Press Secretary and gun control activist
  • 1947
    James Hunt, English racing driver (d. 1993)
  • 1963
    Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer
  • 1977
    Roy Oswalt, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer

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