August 29: Day of the Week
August 29, 2021 is the 241st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 124 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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).
- 1756Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years’ War.
- 1778American Revolutionary War: British and American forces battle indecisively at the Battle of Rhode Island.
- 1825Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
- 1869The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, making it the world’s first rack railway.
- 1930The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
- 1943German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy; Germany dissolves the Danish government.
- 1944Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis.
- 1970Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Ruben Salazar.
- 1982The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
Who were born on August 29?
- 1805Frederick Maurice, English theologian (d. 1872)
- 1916George Montgomery, American actor (d. 2000)
- 1923Hiralal Gaekwad, Indian cricketer (d. 2003)
- 1926Betty Lynn, American actress
- 1959Stephen Wolfram, British physicist and mathematician
- 1960Tony MacAlpine, American guitarist
- 1967Jiří Růžek, Czech photographer
- 1969Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player
- 1976Pablo Mastroeni, American soccer player
- 1993Liam Payne, Member of British/Irish boy band One Direction
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