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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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 708
    Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
  • 1786
    Shays’ Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens.
  • 1885
    Gottlieb Daimler patents the world’s first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen
  • 1898
    The Goodyear tire company is founded.
  • 1911
    Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
  • 1918
    Bapaume taken by the New Zealand Division in the Hundred Days Offensive.
  • 1958
    United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • 1966
    The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Ayatollah 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?

  • 1780
    Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, French painter (d. 1867)
  • 1920
    Charlie Parker, American musician (d. 1955)
  • 1922
    Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic (d. 2008)
  • 1923
    Hiralal Gaekwad, Indian cricketer (d. 2003)
  • 1935
    William Friedkin, American film director
  • 1945
    Wyomia Tyus, American athlete
  • 1947
    Temple Grandin, American animal welfare and autism expert
  • 1975
    Juan Diego Botto, Argentine-Spanish actor
  • 1975
    Kyle Cook, guitarist, Matchbox 20
  • 1993
    Liam Payne, Member of British/Irish boy band One Direction

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