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Sunday August 29, 2021

August 29: Day of the Week

August 29, 2021 is the 241st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 124 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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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)

  • 1350
    Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
  • 1825
    Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
  • 1831
    Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    Korean War: British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.
  • 1991
    Libero Grassi, an Italian businessman from Palermo is killed by the Mafia after taking a solitary stand against their extortion demands.
  • 1997
    At least 98 villagers are killed by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.

Who were born on August 29?

  • 1842
    Alfred Shaw, English cricketer (d. 1907)
  • 1843
    David B. Hill, Governor of New York (d. 1910)
  • 1862
    Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet Nobel laureate (d. 1949)
  • 1901
    Aurèle Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • 1929
    Thom Gunn, British poet (d. 2004)
  • 1936
    John McCain, American politician
  • 1956
    Mark Morris, American choreographer
  • 1976
    Kevin Kaesviharn, American football player
  • 1977
    John Patrick O'Brien, American footballer
  • 1981
    Dennis Oh, Korean-American actor

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