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.
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)
- 1655Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.
- 1756Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years’ War.
- 1758The first American Indian Reservation is established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey.
- 1835The city of Melbourne, Australia is founded.
- 1915US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk in accident.
- 1916The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act.
- 1918Bapaume taken by the New Zealand Division in the Hundred Days Offensive.
- 1922The first radio advertisement is broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City.
- 1997At least 98 villagers are killed by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
- 20072007 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?
- 1910Vivien Thomas, African American surgeon (d. 1985)
- 1922Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic (d. 2008)
- 1924Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (d. 2005)
- 1930Jacques Bouchard, Canadian advertising executive (d. 2006)
- 1934John Guy, New Zealand cricketer
- 1947James Hunt, English racing driver (d. 1993)
- 1961Carsten Fischer, German field-hockey player
- 1967Anton Newcombe, American musician (The Brian Jonestown Massacre)
- 1974Kumi Tanioka, Japanese composer
- 1985Jeffrey Licon, American actor
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