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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1831
    Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
  • 1903
    The Russian battleship Slava, the last of the five Sclass Borodinos, is launched.
  • 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.
  • 1915
    US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk in accident.
  • 1918
    Bapaume taken by the New Zealand Division in the Hundred Days Offensive.
  • 1958
    United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • 1991
    Libero Grassi, an Italian businessman from Palermo is killed by the Mafia after taking a solitary stand against their extortion demands.
  • 1991
    Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.

Who were born on August 29?

  • 1910
    Vivien Thomas, African American surgeon (d. 1985)
  • 1934
    Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor and director (d. 2004)
  • 1946
    Dimitris Christofias, Cypriot politician and sixth President of the Republic of Cyprus
  • 1956
    GG Allin, American rock singer (d. 1993)
  • 1959
    Timothy Perry Shriver, member of the Kennedy Family
  • 1972
    Bae Yong Joon, South Korean actor
  • 1975
    Juan Diego Botto, Argentine-Spanish actor
  • 1976
    Pablo Mastroeni, American soccer player
  • 1978
    Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer
  • 1984
    Alexander Hug, German rugby player

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