December 29: Day of the Week
December 29, 2019 is the 363rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 2 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1778American Revolutionary War: 3,000 British soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell capture Savannah, Georgia.
- 1813British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York during the War of 1812.
- 1835The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
- 1851The first American YMCA opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1876The Ashtabula River Railroad bridge disaster occurs, leaving 64 injured and 92 dead at Ashtabula, Ohio.
- 1914A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the first novel by James Joyce, is serialised in The Egoist.
- 1930Sir Muhammad Iqbal’s presidential address in Allahabad introduces the Two-Nation Theory and outlines a vision for the creation of Pakistan.
- 1937The Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.
- 1989Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
- 1996Guatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war.
Who were born on December 29?
- 1808Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States (d. 1875)
- 1809William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1898)
- 1951Yvonne Elliman, American disco singer
- 1960Thomas Lubanga, Congolese political activist
- 1963Dave McKean, British artist and filmmaker
- 1975Shawn Hatosy, American actor
- 1977Jimmy Journell, American baseball player
- 1977Katherine Moennig, American actress
- 1978Alexis Amore, Peruvian pornographic actress
- 1986Kim Ok-bin, South Korean actress and model
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