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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 1860The first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched.
- 1876The Ashtabula River Railroad bridge disaster occurs, leaving 64 injured and 92 dead at Ashtabula, Ohio.
- 1890United States soldiers kill more than 200 Oglala Lakota people with four Hotchkiss guns in the Wounded Knee Massacre.
- 1937The Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.
- 1959The Lisbon Metro begins operation.
- 1972An Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 (a Lockheed Tristar) crashes on approach to Miami International Airport, Florida, killing 101.
- 1996Guatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war.
- 1997Hong Kong begins to kill all the nation’s 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.
Who were born on December 29?
- 1721Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France (d. 1764)
- 1896David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter (d. 1974)
- 1952Gelsey Kirkland, American dancer
- 1954Roger Voudouris, American singer (d. 2003)
- 1960Katerina Didaskalou, Greek actress
- 1960Thomas Lubanga, Congolese political activist
- 1970Hidetoshi Mitsusada, Japanese racing driver
- 1972Asheru, American rapper
- 1975Jaret Wright, American baseball player
- 1988Eric Berry, American football player
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