December 29: Day of the Week
December 29, 2020 is the 364th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 2 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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December 29 Historical Event(s)
- 1812The USS Constitution under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures the HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three hour battle.
- 1813British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York during the War of 1812.
- 1845In accordance with International Boundary delimitation, United States annexes the Mexican state of Texas, following the Manifest Destiny doctrine. The Republic of Texas, which had been independent since the Texas Revolution of 1836, is thereupon admitted as the 28th U.S. state.
- 1890United States soldiers kill more than 200 Oglala Lakota people with four Hotchkiss guns in the Wounded Knee Massacre.
- 1940World War II: In The Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe fire-bombs London, killing almost 200 civilians.
- 1949KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut becomes the first Ultra high frequency (UHF) television station to operate a daily schedule.
- 1959The Lisbon Metro begins operation.
- 1996Guatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war.
- 1997Hong Kong begins to kill all the nation’s 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.
- 2003The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct.
Who were born on December 29?
- 1920Viveca Lindfors, Swedish-American actress (d. 1995)
- 1921Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (d. 2006)
- 1936Mary Tyler Moore, American actress
- 1937Wayne Huizenga, American football team owner
- 1943Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager (d. 2010)
- 1946Marianne Faithfull, British singer
- 1966Stefano Eranio, Italian footballer
- 1982Dale Morris, Australian rules footballer
- 1986Kim Ok-bin, South Korean actress and model
- 1988Ágnes Szávay, Hungarian tennis player
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