December 29: Day of the Week
December 29, 2021 is the 363rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 2 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1786French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convened.
- 1812The USS Constitution under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures the HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three hour battle.
- 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.
- 1914A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the first novel by James Joyce, is serialised in The Egoist.
- 1939First flight of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator.
- 1949KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut becomes the first Ultra high frequency (UHF) television station to operate a daily schedule.
- 1997Hong Kong begins to kill all the nation’s 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.
- 2003The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct.
Who were born on December 29?
- 1921Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (d. 2006)
- 1928Bernard Cribbins, British actor
- 1932Inga Swenson, American actress
- 1949David Topliss, English rugby league player
- 1967Chris Barnes, American singer
- 1972Jason Kreis, American soccer player
- 1973Theo Epstein, American baseball general manager
- 1974Mekhi Phifer, American actor
- 1974Richie Sexson, American baseball player
- 1974Ryan Shore, film composer
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