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Saturday August 29, 2020

August 29: Day of the Week

August 29, 2020 was the 242nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 124 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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

August 2020
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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)

  • 1475
    The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between France and England.
  • 1831
    Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
  • 1907
    The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
  • 1910
    The Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, also known as the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, becomes effective, officially starting the period of Japanese rule in Korea.
  • 1911
    Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
  • 1930
    The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
  • 1943
    German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy; Germany dissolves the Danish government.
  • 1970
    Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Ruben Salazar.
  • 1997
    At least 98 villagers are killed by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
  • 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?

  • 1876
    Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (d. 1949)
  • 1926
    Betty Lynn, American actress
  • 1958
    Lenny Henry, British writer, comedian and actor
  • 1958
    Michael Jackson, American pop singer (d. 2009)
  • 1964
    Zisis Tsekos, Greek footballer
  • 1967
    Anton Newcombe, American musician (The Brian Jonestown Massacre)
  • 1977
    Charlie Pickering, Australian comedian
  • 1980
    Mohammad Sheikh, Kenyan cricketer
  • 1990
    Patrick van Aanholt, Dutch footballer
  • 1993
    Lucas Cruikshank, American Internet personality

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