Thursday August 29, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 29: Day of the Week

August 29, 2024 is the 242nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 124 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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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.

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.
1541
The Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom.
1655
Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.
1825
Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
1861
American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
1916
The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act.
1941
Tallinn, the Capital of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.
1991
Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.
1996
Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Vnukovo Airlines Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.
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)
1916
Luther Davis, American playwright (d. 2008)
1920
Charlie Parker, American musician (d. 1955)
1924
Dinah Washington, American singer (d. 1963)
1934
Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor and director (d. 2004)
1947
Temple Grandin, American animal welfare and autism expert
1949
Werner Kaiser, German footballer
1967
Jiří Růžek, Czech photographer
1977
Charlie Pickering, Australian comedian
1980
David West, American basketball player

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