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Thursday August 29, 2019

August 29: Day of the Week

August 29, 2019 was the 241st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 124 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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).
  • 1498
    Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Portugal.
  • 1526
    Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
  • 1758
    The first American Indian Reservation is established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey.
  • 1835
    The city of Melbourne, Australia is founded.
  • 1930
    The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
  • 1941
    Tallinn, the Capital of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.
  • 1943
    German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy; Germany dissolves the Danish government.
  • 1949
    Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.
  • 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.

Who were born on August 29?

  • 1777
    Nikita Yakovlevich Bichurin, founder of Sinology (d. 1853)
  • 1915
    Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist (d. 1985)
  • 1933
    Arnold Koller, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1943
    Dick Halligan, musician & composer
  • 1971
    Alex Griffin, bassist, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
  • 1975
    Juan Diego Botto, Argentine-Spanish actor
  • 1975
    Kyle Cook, guitarist, Matchbox 20
  • 1977
    Jo Weil, German actor
  • 1977
    John Hensley, American actor
  • 1979
    Ryan Shealy, American baseball player

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