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Sunday August 29, 2021

August 29: Day of the Week

August 29, 2021 was the 241st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 124 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1526
    Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
  • 1786
    Shays’ Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens.
  • 1842
    Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
  • 1871
    Emperor Meiji orders the Abolition of the han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration. (Traditional Japanese date: July 14, 1871).
  • 1898
    The Goodyear tire company is founded.
  • 1907
    The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
  • 1930
    The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
  • 1958
    United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • 2005
    Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $80 billion in damage.

Who were born on August 29?

  • 1844
    Edward Carpenter, English poet (d. 1929)
  • 1943
    Dick Halligan, musician & composer
  • 1958
    Lenny Henry, British writer, comedian and actor
  • 1961
    Rodney McCray, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Carla Gugino, American actress
  • 1975
    Kyle Cook, guitarist, Matchbox 20
  • 1976
    Pablo Mastroeni, American soccer player
  • 1981
    Dennis Oh, Korean-American actor
  • 1984
    Alexander Hug, German rugby player
  • 1986
    Lauren Collins, Canadian actress

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