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Tuesday December 29, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1813
    British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York during the War of 1812.
  • 1860
    The first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched.
  • 1911
    Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty.
  • 1972
    An Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 (a Lockheed Tristar) crashes on approach to Miami International Airport, Florida, killing 101.
  • 1975
    A bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York, New York, killing 11 people and injuring 74.
  • 1989
    Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
  • 1992
    Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil, tries to resign amidst corruption charges, but is then impeached.
  • 1997
    Hong Kong begins to kill all the nation’s 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.
  • 1998
    Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million lives.
  • 2001
    A fire at the Mesa Redonda shopping center in Lima, Peru, kills at least 291.

Who were born on December 29?

  • 1721
    Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France (d. 1764)
  • 1922
    William Gaddis, American writer (d. 1998)
  • 1951
    Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (d. 2007)
  • 1954
    Albrecht Böttcher, German mathematician
  • 1956
    Fred MacAulay, Scottish comedian
  • 1963
    Dave McKean, British artist and filmmaker
  • 1963
    Des Foy, British rugby league player
  • 1978
    Matthew Carr, Australian rules footballer
  • 1983
    Gonzalo Olave, Chilean television actor (d. 2009)
  • 1983
    Jessica Andrews, American country/pop singer

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