December 29: Day of the Week
December 29, 2023 is the 363rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 2 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
December 29 Historical Event(s)
- 1778American Revolutionary War: 3,000 British soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell capture Savannah, Georgia.
- 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.
- 1911Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty.
- 1911Sun Yat-sen becomes the provisional President of the Republic of China; he formally takes office on January 1, 1912.
- 1930Sir Muhammad Iqbal’s presidential address in Allahabad introduces the Two-Nation Theory and outlines a vision for the creation of Pakistan.
- 1959The Lisbon Metro begins operation.
- 1975A bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York, New York, killing 11 people and injuring 74.
- 1992Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil, tries to resign amidst corruption charges, but is then impeached.
- 1997Hong Kong begins to kill all the nation’s 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.
- 1998Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million lives.
Who were born on December 29?
- 1859Venustiano Carranza, 54th President of Mexico (d. 1920)
- 1914Billy Tipton, American musician (d. 1989)
- 1917Ramanand Sagar, Indian film director (d. 2005)
- 1960David Boon, Australian Cricketer
- 1961Jim Reid, Scottish singer (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Freeheat)
- 1970Aled Jones, Welsh singer
- 1973Pimp C, American rapper (UGK) (d. 2007)
- 1973Theo Epstein, American baseball general manager
- 1983James Kelly, Australian rules footballer
- 1983Jessica Andrews, American country/pop singer
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