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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1813British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York during the War of 1812.
- 1860The first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched.
- 1911Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty.
- 1972An Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 (a Lockheed Tristar) crashes on approach to Miami International Airport, Florida, killing 101.
- 1975A bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York, New York, killing 11 people and injuring 74.
- 1989Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
- 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.
- 2001A fire at the Mesa Redonda shopping center in Lima, Peru, kills at least 291.
Who were born on December 29?
- 1721Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France (d. 1764)
- 1922William Gaddis, American writer (d. 1998)
- 1951Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (d. 2007)
- 1954Albrecht Böttcher, German mathematician
- 1956Fred MacAulay, Scottish comedian
- 1963Dave McKean, British artist and filmmaker
- 1963Des Foy, British rugby league player
- 1978Matthew Carr, Australian rules footballer
- 1983Gonzalo Olave, Chilean television actor (d. 2009)
- 1983Jessica Andrews, American country/pop singer
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