August 29: Day of the Week
August 29, 2019 is the 241st day of the year 2019 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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 708Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
- 1526Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
- 1825Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
- 1918Bapaume taken by the New Zealand Division in the Hundred Days Offensive.
- 1950Korean War: British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.
- 1965The Gemini V spacecraft returns to Earth, landing in the Atlantic ocean.
- 1982The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
- 1991Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.
- 1997At least 98 villagers are killed by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
- 2003Ayatollah 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.
Who were born on August 29?
- 1434Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet, diplomat and Bishop of Pécs (d. 1472)
- 1619Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of finance (d. 1683)
- 1805Frederick Maurice, English theologian (d. 1872)
- 1811Henry Bergh, founder of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (d. 1888)
- 1943Dick Halligan, musician & composer
- 1946Bob Beamon, American long jumper
- 1950Frank Henenlotter, American director
- 1958Michael Jackson, American pop singer (d. 2009)
- 1959Timothy Perry Shriver, member of the Kennedy Family
- 1973Adam Sessler, American TV show host
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