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Wednesday July 29, 2020

July 29: Day of the Week

July 29, 2020 was the 211st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 155 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

July 2020

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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)

  • 615
    Pakal ascends the throne of Palenque at age 12.
  • 1030
    Ladejarl-Fairhair succession wars: Battle of Stiklestad – King Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes.
  • 1836
    Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
  • 1858
    United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
  • 1900
    In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by the anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
  • 1937
    Tōngzhōu Incident: in Tōngzhōu (China), the East Hopei Army attacks Japanese troops and civilians.
  • 1957
    The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
  • 1967
    During the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of Caracas, Venezuela is shaken by an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.
  • 1976
    In New York City, David Berkowitz (aka the “Son of Sam”) kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
  • 1993
    The Israeli Supreme Court acquits alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.

Who were born on July 29?

  • 1843
    Johannes Schmidt, German linguist (d. 1901)
  • 1878
    Don Marquis, American author (d. 1937)
  • 1897
    Sir Neil Ritchie, British general (d. 1983)
  • 1905
    Stanley Kunitz, American poet (d. 2006)
  • 1911
    Foster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1917
    Rochus Misch, German courier, bodyguard and telephone operator for Adolf Hitler, the last survivor of the Führerbunker
  • 1924
    Elizabeth Short, American waitress, victim in the Black Dahlia case (d. 1947)
  • 1959
    Dave LaPoint, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Ronald Murray, American basketball player
  • 1985
    Besart Berisha, Albanian footballer

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