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Wednesday July 29, 2020

July 29: Day of the Week

July 29, 2020 is the 211st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 155 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 July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1793
    John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.
  • 1907
    Sir Robert Baden Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. The camp runs from August 1 to August 9, 1907, and is regarded as the foundation of the Scouting movement.
  • 1920
    Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
  • 1987
    Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi and President of Sri Lanka J. R. Jayawardene sign the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord on ethnic issues.
  • 1993
    The Israeli Supreme Court acquits alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.
  • 1996
    The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act is struck down by a U.S. federal court as too broad .
  • 2005
    Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.

Who were born on July 29?

  • 1605
    Simon Dach, German poet (d. 1659)
  • 1890
    Daniel J. Callaghan, United States Navy officer, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1942)
  • 1891
    Bernhard Zondek German-born Israeli gynecologist, developer of first reliable pregnancy test (d. 1966)
  • 1921
    Richard Egan, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1924
    Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1946
    Ximena Armas, Chilean painter
  • 1953
    Geddy Lee, Canadian bassist and singer (Rush)
  • 1959
    Ruud Janssen, Dutch writer and Fluxus and mail artist
  • 1975
    Corrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
  • 1982
    Allison Mack, American actress

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