August 29: Day of the Week
August 29, 2019 is the 241st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 124 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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).
- 1526Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
- 1835The city of Melbourne, Australia is founded.
- 1871Emperor Meiji orders the Abolition of the han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration. (Traditional Japanese date: July 14, 1871).
- 1898The Goodyear tire company is founded.
- 1915US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk in accident.
- 1916The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act.
- 1950Korean War: British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.
- 1997At least 98 villagers are killed by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
- 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.
Who were born on August 29?
- 1857Sandford Schultz, English cricketer (d. 1937)
- 1901Aurèle Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
- 1934John Guy, New Zealand cricketer
- 1938Christian Müller, German footballer
- 1942James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
- 1950Dave Reichert, American politician and sheriff
- 1950Doug DeCinces, American baseball player
- 1973Olivier Jacque, motorcyclist
- 1975Dante Basco, Filipino/American actor
- 1987Tony Kane, Irish footballer
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