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Thursday August 29, 2019

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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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)

  • 1350
    Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
  • 1475
    The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between France and England.
  • 1521
    The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár, now known as Belgrade.
  • 1825
    Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
  • 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).
  • 1915
    US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk in accident.
  • 1944
    Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis.
  • 1950
    Korean War: British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Ayatollah 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?

  • 1756
    Heinrich Graf von Bellegarde, Austrian field marshal and statesman (d. 1845)
  • 1843
    David B. Hill, Governor of New York (d. 1910)
  • 1928
    Charles Gray, English actor (d. 2000)
  • 1939
    Jolán Kleiber-Kontsek, Hungarian athlete
  • 1952
    Dave Malone, American rock guitarist
  • 1956
    GG Allin, American rock singer (d. 1993)
  • 1971
    Henry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1975
    Juan Diego Botto, Argentine-Spanish actor
  • 1980
    Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • 1981
    Dennis Oh, Korean-American actor

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