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Tuesday December 29, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1170
    Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Catholic Church.
  • 1813
    British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York during the War of 1812.
  • 1890
    United States soldiers kill more than 200 Oglala Lakota people with four Hotchkiss guns in the Wounded Knee Massacre.
  • 1911
    Sun Yat-sen becomes the provisional President of the Republic of China; he formally takes office on January 1, 1912.
  • 1914
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the first novel by James Joyce, is serialised in The Egoist.
  • 1934
    Japan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.
  • 1937
    The Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.
  • 1959
    Physicist Richard Feynman gives a speech entitled “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom”, which is regarded as the birth of nanotechnology.
  • 1972
    An Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 (a Lockheed Tristar) crashes on approach to Miami International Airport, Florida, killing 101.
  • 1992
    Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil, tries to resign amidst corruption charges, but is then impeached.

Who were born on December 29?

  • 1709
    Empress Elizabeth of Russia (d. 1762)
  • 1808
    Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States (d. 1875)
  • 1876
    Pau Casals, Catalan musician (d. 1973)
  • 1908
    Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologian (d. 1993)
  • 1910
    Ronald Coase, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1954
    Roger Voudouris, American singer (d. 2003)
  • 1961
    Jim Reid, Scottish singer (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Freeheat)
  • 1965
    Dexter Holland, American musician (The Offspring)
  • 1973
    Pimp C, American rapper (UGK) (d. 2007)
  • 1978
    Steve Kemp, British musician (Hard-Fi)

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