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Monday August 29, 2022

August 29: Day of the Week

August 29, 2022 is the 241st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 124 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

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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)

  • 708
    Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
  • 1831
    Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
  • 1842
    Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.
  • 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).
  • 1903
    The Russian battleship Slava, the last of the five Sclass Borodinos, is launched.
  • 1916
    The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act.
  • 1918
    Bapaume taken by the New Zealand Division in the Hundred Days Offensive.
  • 1958
    United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • 1982
    The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
  • 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?

  • 1876
    Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (d. 1949)
  • 1901
    Aurèle Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • 1947
    James Hunt, English racing driver (d. 1993)
  • 1954
    Michael P. Kube-McDowell, American science fiction novelist
  • 1956
    Mark Morris, American choreographer
  • 1959
    Stephen Wolfram, British physicist and mathematician
  • 1967
    Anton Newcombe, American musician (The Brian Jonestown Massacre)
  • 1971
    Alex Griffin, bassist, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
  • 1976
    Stephen Carr, Irish footballer
  • 1993
    Lucas Cruikshank, American Internet personality

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