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)
- 1812The USS Constitution under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures the HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three hour battle.
- 1876The Ashtabula River Railroad bridge disaster occurs, leaving 64 injured and 92 dead at Ashtabula, Ohio.
- 1914A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the first novel by James Joyce, is serialised in The Egoist.
- 1930Sir Muhammad Iqbal’s presidential address in Allahabad introduces the Two-Nation Theory and outlines a vision for the creation of Pakistan.
- 1939First flight of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator.
- 1959Physicist Richard Feynman gives a speech entitled “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom”, which is regarded as the birth of nanotechnology.
- 1975A bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York, New York, killing 11 people and injuring 74.
- 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.
- 2001A fire at the Mesa Redonda shopping center in Lima, Peru, kills at least 291.
Who were born on December 29?
- 1904Kuvempu aka Kuppali Venkatappagowda Puttappa, Indian writer and poet (d. 1994)
- 1908Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologian (d. 1993)
- 1917Tom Bradley, American politician (d. 1998)
- 1920Viveca Lindfors, Swedish-American actress (d. 1995)
- 1932Inga Swenson, American actress
- 1957Brad Grey, American film producer
- 1967Andy Wachowski, American director
- 1973Theo Epstein, American baseball general manager
- 1974Mekhi Phifer, American actor
- 1976Filip Kuba, Czech ice hockey player
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