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Thursday July 29, 2021

July 29: Day of the Week

July 29, 2021 is the 210th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 155 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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July 29 Historical Event(s)

  • 238
    The Praetorian Guard stormed the palace and capture Pupienus and Balbinus. They are dragged through the streets of Rome and executed. On the same day Gordian III, age 13, is proclaimed emperor.
  • 904
    Sack of Thessalonica: Saracen raiders under Leo of Tripoli sack Thessalonica, the Byzantine Empire’s second-largest city, after a short siege, and plunder it for a week.
  • 1014
    Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion – Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat on the Bulgarian army, and his subsequent treatment of 15,000 prisoners reportedly causes Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria to die of a heart attack less than three months later, on October 6.
  • 1030
    Ladejarl-Fairhair succession wars: Battle of Stiklestad – King Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes.
  • 1588
    Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines – English naval forces under the command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeat the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France.
  • 1851
    Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.
  • 1932
    Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans.
  • 1945
    The BBC Light Programme radio station is launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.
  • 1948
    Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad – after a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, open in London.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: off the coast of North Vietnam the USS Forrestal catches on fire in the worst U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134.

Who were born on July 29?

  • 1817
    Ivan Aivazovsky, Armenian-Russian painter (d. 1900)
  • 1898
    Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1988)
  • 1905
    Clara Bow, American actress (d. 1965)
  • 1906
    Diana Vreeland, French-born American fashion editor (d. 1989)
  • 1913
    Erich Priebke, German Nazi war criminal
  • 1942
    Tony Sirico, American actor
  • 1952
    Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Greek politician
  • 1959
    Ruud Janssen, Dutch writer and Fluxus and mail artist
  • 1970
    John Rennie, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1983
    Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian hockey player

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