December 29: Day of the Week
December 29, 2019 is the 363rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 2 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 1813British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York during the War of 1812.
- 1876The Ashtabula River Railroad bridge disaster occurs, leaving 64 injured and 92 dead at Ashtabula, Ohio.
- 1934Japan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.
- 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.
- 2003The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct.
Who were born on December 29?
- 1899Nie Rongzhen, Chinese Communist leader (d. 1992)
- 1910Ronald Coase, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1914Albert Tucker, Australian artist (d. 1999)
- 1915Bill Osmanski, American football player (d. 1996)
- 1965Dexter Holland, American musician (The Offspring)
- 1967Ashleigh Banfield, Canadian journalist
- 1972Jason Kreis, American soccer player
- 1974Mekhi Phifer, American actor
- 1976Danny R. McBride, American actor, writer, and producer
- 1978Kieron Dyer, English footballer
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