August 29: Day of the Week
August 29, 2018 was the 241st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 124 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1475The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between France and England.
- 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.
- 1831Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
- 1898The Goodyear tire company is founded.
- 1941Tallinn, the Capital of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.
- 1949Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.
- 1970Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Ruben Salazar.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1905Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish pacifist (d. 1941)
- 1915Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist (d. 1985)
- 1924Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (d. 2005)
- 1931Lise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist
- 1942James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
- 1943Dick Halligan, musician & composer
- 1955Jacob Lew, American government official
- 1956Mark Morris, American choreographer
- 1959Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut
- 1981Geneviève Jeanson, French Canadian cyclist
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