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)
- 1170Thomas 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.
- 1813British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York during the War of 1812.
- 1890United States soldiers kill more than 200 Oglala Lakota people with four Hotchkiss guns in the Wounded Knee Massacre.
- 1911Sun Yat-sen becomes the provisional President of the Republic of China; he formally takes office on January 1, 1912.
- 1914A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the first novel by James Joyce, is serialised in The Egoist.
- 1934Japan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.
- 1937The Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.
- 1959Physicist Richard Feynman gives a speech entitled “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom”, which is regarded as the birth of nanotechnology.
- 1972An Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 (a Lockheed Tristar) crashes on approach to Miami International Airport, Florida, killing 101.
- 1992Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil, tries to resign amidst corruption charges, but is then impeached.
Who were born on December 29?
- 1709Empress Elizabeth of Russia (d. 1762)
- 1808Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States (d. 1875)
- 1876Pau Casals, Catalan musician (d. 1973)
- 1908Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologian (d. 1993)
- 1910Ronald Coase, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1954Roger Voudouris, American singer (d. 2003)
- 1961Jim Reid, Scottish singer (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Freeheat)
- 1965Dexter Holland, American musician (The Offspring)
- 1973Pimp C, American rapper (UGK) (d. 2007)
- 1978Steve Kemp, British musician (Hard-Fi)
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